The Lake Eyasi area is famous for 3 tribes though there is another tribe found in this area. But Hadzabe or bushman, Datoga and Black-smith are famous because of their cultures.
Hadzabe are hunters and gatherers, all their life depending on hunting wild animals. They have no proper houses.
Datoga are shepherds just like Masai with cows, but they dress a little bit different. Datoga are representatives of the earliest people who came into east Africa from Ethiopia. Traditionally the young men of this tribe would prove themselves to be a man by killing a person other than Datoga, or an elephant, lion or buffalo. These might be used as the bases of ceremonial head-dresses along with pelts of other animals. Men and women still dress in the skins and furs of animals.
Blacksmith are a tribe, related to the Datoga, just another division. They make bracelets, neck coils, spears, arrows and other metal equipment, using iron.
You will walk through the acacia woodland with Hadzabe, searching for animals to hunt. And later you will visit a Datoga tribe to learn their culture and dance, and the Blacksmith to see how they make iron subjects. Overnight you can camp on the very big camping-ground, or stay in the Lodge.
Back to prehistoric times with the Hadzabe.
It’s hard to believe, but the Hadzabe, or bushmen, still live exactly like a million years ago. With their click–language they have a lot of fun about their stories. Too bad you don’t have the faintest idea what they are talking about. But you may join them in laughter, hunting, eating, making bow and arrow, dancing, singing; the most original form of hospitality. In their habitat at the Lake Eyasi is a large rural camp site where the monkeys steal your soap when you take a bush shower. There you can also find the wood to make arrows and a bow for yourself. You can also try to find the medical herbs…