Based from our remote fly camp, we spend our precious days living amongst and learning from the Hadza through our community appointed local guide and interpreter. They have no crops, no livestock, no permanent shelters, and their bush skills are truly amazing. They will invite you to join a pre-dawn hunt, running through the bush single file, their hunting dogs in the lead, tracking prey with bow and poison-tipped arrows in search of small game. If successful they will likely start a fire with two sticks and cook their prey on the spot, but you can kindly decline their offer to share! If hunting is not for you, we'll also participate in the daily activities in and around the nomadic settlement such as digging for tubers, gathering berries and Baobab fruits, collecting honey, and learning bush skills such as lighting a fire with sticks, making arrows and shooting a bow, and learning to track wildlife.
We are also invited into Datoga settlements, a tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who migrated into this area in more recent times, expelled from their homeland by encroaching development seeking grazing land where they could settle. The women wear goatskin gowns and adorn their faces and bodies with distinctive tattooed patterns. Overnights in private mobile fly camp.