Tourists hardly know this wild, still nearly unexplored landscape,
and you will be particularly impressed of it. Lake Eyasi is a mildly
alkaline lake stretching for about 50 km (31 miles) to the southwest.
To the northeast, as far as your eyes can see, the horizon is dominated
by the impressive Crater Highlands, to the north the plains of the
This area is inhabited by small groups of bushmen
- the Hadza and Watindiga. who live in groups hunting with bow and
arrows and gathering roots, tubers and wild fruits much as humankind
lived in the Stone Age. Over 100 years ago,
when the stronger Masai tribes moved into the Ngorongoro and Serengeti,
the tribes made the area around Lake Eyasi their home. Another interesting
tribe in the area is the Datoga. These are the last remaining tribes
of bushmen in East Africa.
Since we are in contact with these natives
since many years, they permit to accompany us and show us their
daily life and hunting methods.
One of the most original landscapes in East Africa is the area around
the Lake soda: home of the Maasai, which live here still in traditional
way and are hardly influenced of the modern culture. It is the home
for millions of birds, too, and therefor interesting for bird watching.
Because this landscape is so inaccessible, it did not need to be
particularly protected: it is under no protection of a national
But the area offers more attractions including
a river walk with two waterfalls, a hike across the soda lake with
flamingos, where giraffes and other animals are often seen. A trek
up Oldonyio Lengai, an active volcano, is one of the higlights of
an adventures Safari: Oldonyio Lengai is located in the heart of
the Great Rift Valley and has erupted fifteen times in the past
century. A challenging hike to the top of the "Mountain of
God" offers an opportunity to view molten lava. From there
you have great views of the surrounding landscapes.
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