Escape the well-trodden main safari circuit of Northern Tanzania and explore the Yaeda Valley, to the southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater. The area is home to the Hadzabe, who are traditional hunter-gatherer people who have one of the richest and most interesting histories. You will be accompanied by an expert guide who has a longstanding relationship with the group; this short trip offers a unique chance to learn and witness first-hand how the Hadza live off the land. Their bush skills are something that has been long forgotten across much of Africa, and time spent with the Hadza offers a very raw and authentic cultural experience – something you will never forget
Your time spent with the Hadza is structured but is not this is not a trip that is staged for tourists. This is very much part of the appeal but does mean that if you venture out with the Hadza men on a hunt, you will need to be able to keep up with them. The men run through the bush, and be aware that if they find an animal to hunt, they will do so (and subsequently prepare and cook it on a fire, too). They do not hold back from doing this, even when tourists accompany them, as it is their way of life.
Hadze live in ‘bomas’ which are dotted through the Bush, in groups of 20 or so Hadza. These bomas are not owned by any one group, each group will stay in one place for a few months, and then when the game is scarce they move on to a new boma, and at some point in the future other Hadza take their place in the old one.Hadzas live very free life. They don’t grow food, raise no livestock and survive strictly by hunting antelopes, baboons, birds and buffaloes.In general Hadza tribe is non materialistic and live almost entirely free of possessions. They smoke a lot of pot tabacco, even young boys!