Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic (does not drain into the ocean) soda lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Crater Highlands of Tanzania.

It is around Lake Eyasi that the Wahadzabe tribe live, one of only two tribes in Tanzania whose language includes clicks.  This tribe continue to maintain their traditional way of life and live in the same way their forefathers did thousands of years ago, despite dwindling populations and the pressures of outside influences on their hunter-gatherer way of life. It is estimated that there are only a thousand Wahadzabe remaining.  Thought to be related to the Pygmies of Central Africa, they continue to subsist as hunter gatherers are the only people in Tanzania against whom the hunting regulations are not enforced.

Eyasi is a great location to explore on foot with some stunning scenery along the walking route from the highlands to the lake shore.  This is not an area where you can expect to see a lot of game but there are plenty of birds, especially waders and flamingos around the shores.

Our selection of small tented camps offer lake and Eysi ecosystem views.