Lake Eyasi is a shallow endorheic salt lake in the Great Rift Valley that only gets salty when it rains. It is south of the Ngorongoro highlands in northern Tanzania.

Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi is a shallow endorheic salt lake in the Great Rift Valley that only gets salty when it rains. It is south of the Ngorongoro highlands in northern Tanzania. You will have a lot of time to enjoy this quiet place and take in its natural surroundings. This big lake is up high from the sea. Lake Eyasi has tall palm trees on its shores, which is different from the savannah and dry plains of northern national parks.

Animals near the Lake

Lake Eyasi doesn’t have as many big-game animals as the nearby parks and reserves, so you won’t see any of the “big five” here. Many different kinds of birds live around the lake, which makes it a great place to watch birds. From June to November, many different kinds of waterbirds nest in the shallow water. The big groups of flamingos and great white pelicans are the main thing that people come to see. Lake Eyasi is home to many different kinds of birds, including the Africa spoonbill, Fischer’s lovebird, gray-headed gulls, pied avocet, spurfowl, stork, barbet, weaver, and many more.

The many hippos at Lake Eyasi are also a great thing to see. They can go to the lake to get out of the hot sun during the day. When the lake is full, they are known to come and cool off in its salty water. Several other kinds of animals like to hang out at the springs in the area.

Hadzabe Bushmen living at Lake Eyasi

The area around the lake is home to the Hadzabe bushmen. They are one of the few tribes that still lives the same way they did hundreds of years ago. It’s worth going to see the bushmen! They get all of their food from the bush and bow hunting. The Hazabe Bushmen are one of the last groups of hunter-gatherers still living in Africa. They get everything they need from the land. Just like they did in the Stone Age and for thousands of years before that.

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