There are few places in the world where you can experience life as it was thousands of years ago, but in the Lake Eyasi Valley in northern Tanzania, visitors can do just that. Quiet and tranquil, the area offers a different take on the safari experience, allowing you more time to explore and experience the stunningly beautiful Ngorongoro Conservation Area.
Considered to be one of Africa’s oldest tribes, the Hadza community move across the land with minimal impact. As they guide you through this incredible landscape, they demonstrate the unique relationship with their surroundings, including a language of whistle and calls with the birds, to help identify the best places to hunt for food. The nomadic Hadza people have lived in the Serengeti region for generations, and continue to live off the land just as their families did. Hunting for animals, foraging for fruits, plants, honey and leaves for medicines, they are ancient traditions that are rarely seen today. Living a simple life, they have minimal possessions – the clothes on their backs and traditionally made bows and arrows – watching them at work is like stepping back in time.
At the end of an incredible day, relax at the luxury Mwiba Lodge, located in a private reserve high above a rocky gorge where you will experience the best of old and new worlds. With stylish but understated boutique suites, the lodge has been designed with relaxation in mind with a private lounge area, bathrooms with ‘his and hers’ sinks, indoor and outdoor showers and a stunning view from the freestanding bath. Oversized glass doors lead out onto private wooden decking, for you to enjoy extensive views across the trees and beyond.
Each suite is conveniently linked via elevated wooden boardwalks to the main dining area and terrace, and spots to wind down in the lounge, library and spa areas. The exquisite infinity pool provides a picture-perfect scene overlooking a waterhole, it’s a haven for elephants needing a cool drink. At Mwiba you’ll enjoy exceptional dining experiences, a blend of African and European foods, in the comfort of the Lodge or underneath the stars. Bush meals and sundowners at various beauty spots along the escarpment will become a memory that you’ll never forget.
The area also boasts 30 freshwater springs, game drives and game walks, helicopter flights over the nearby Ngorongoro Crater and the stunning Great Rift Valley, and visits to cultural villages and beautifully preserved rock art, there are some truly stunning natural settings to admire in this amazing region.
Noteworthy: Although enjoyed all-year round, northern Tanzania is most popular between December and March, before the wet season commences.
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Food gathering and hunting with the Hadza community tribe is an exceptional, once in a lifetime safari experience that few tourists experience. Classic landscapes, luxury accommodation and unrivalled dining experiences, Mwiba Lodge and its surrounds are a unique experience even for the most experienced travellers.