Introduction to Lake Eyasi

Lying west of Lake Manyara of northern Tanzania, Lake Eyasi has a stunningly wild, scenic spot.
This is where you can get a genuine insight into the way of life of Tanzania’s fascinating tribes—the Datoga and Hadzabe. Visit here today!

Why visit Lake Eyasi?

  • You get to experience going on a hunt with Hadzabe bushmen here.
  • Moreover, you can do several exciting activities here, like snorkeling, white water rafting, rock climbing, canoeing, and even skydiving!
  • It is also a good place for bird enthusiasts to spot flamingos, great white pelicans, and many more!

Getting to Lake Eyasi

By Road

From Kilimanjaro (JRO), it’s approximately 4 hours on a tarred road to Karutu and another hour to Lake Eyasi.

By Air

Manyara Airstrip is the closest to Lake Eyasi, which takes around 40 minutes to fly from Arusha and two hours from Manyara to Lake Eyasi.

Best Time to visit Lake Eyasi

First, it’s best to know that Lake Eyasi is a year-round destination.
However, if you like to visit during the favored period, it would be best done from June to October.
During these months, you’ll have a much clearer view of Lake Eyasi and enjoy various activities like snorkeling.
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Things to do in Lake Eyasi

Though the main attraction in Eyasi is the large population of flamingos, there are other things you can do here. So, brace yourself for more!

Wildlife in Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a destination with its own unique set of wildlife. See what’s in store for you here!

Birds in Lake Eyasi

While Lake Eyasi doesn’t have big-game wildlife, it is a birdwatcher’s heaven. Large numbers of flamingos and pelicans are found here.

Landscape in Lake Eyasi

Though Lake Eyasi’s landscape may not be as diverse as its neighboring parks, its beauty is worthy of beholding.

Where to stay in Lake Eyasi

With comfortable accommodations, amazing views, and world-class hospitality, Lake Eyasi has several spectacular spots to choose from.

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Top questions answered for Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is unlike anywhere you’ve been before. So, you have questions. We’ve been visiting for decades. So, we have answers.

Lake Eyasi offers diverse activities like birding, cultural experiences, and hiking. Hikes usually take you along the lake’s shores and may include visiting ancient rock art.

On top of that, you can also go out and wander through local villages and personally meet the famous Hadza and Datoga tribes members.

First, it’s best to understand that Lake Eyasi is a year-round destination. However, June to October is ideal if you want to visit the park with little to no rain.

This is because it is Lake Eyasi’s dry season. During this time, it’s much easier to spot animals since they gather around water sources to quench their thirst.

Lake Eyas was estimated to be around 65 million years old, just after the dinosaurs went extinct.
Lake Eyasi is located approximately 75 kilometers southwest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and around 100 kilometers south of Serengeti. This area is well-known as the Serengeti Plateau.

The Hadza tribe, who call themselves the Hadzabe, is Tanzania’s culture of nomadic hunter-gatherers that are said to be 10,000 years old.

They have been isolated through their incredibly steadfast tradition, which only changed slightly in 10,000 years.

Read More: Tanzania’s last hunter-gatherers: The Hadzabe tribe of Lake Eyasi

Like most indigenous tribes, the Hadza live very short lives, with 32.5 years of life expectancy. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that most will automatically live short lives.

Hadzane is the unique language that the Hadza people speak. This involves popping, clicking, and other familiar sounds.

Visiting Lake Eyasi is worth considering if you are highly interested in cultural interaction with the Datoga and Hazabe tribes.

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