A melting pot of culture, Kisima Ngeda offers a different experience from elsewhere. Here, you can actually get out of the car – you can explore the trails around the lake, walk through neighbouring villages, swim in our swimming pool or sit and enjoy the beautiful lake views – especially with a sundowner on our high platform or the rock.
For those interested in the local tribes the main activity is an early morning visit to the Hadza hunter gatherers. For this it is recommendable to start early in the morning from camp and get to the Hadza camp before they leave on their morning hunt. Being traditional hunter gatherers, the men mostly do the hunting and harvesting of wild honey the women the gathering. The visit can consist of tagging along on the hunt (which can take up to four hours depending on how lucky they get and how fast you are) or in joining the women on a gathering walk. Both women and men can go on the hunt or even on a gathering walk. The Hadzabe are extremely friendly and welcoming and seem to enjoy the visits.
If the guests have left Camp early they might want to come back for a late breakfast or a brunch. In the afternoon they can relax by the pool or walk in the acacia and palm forest that surrounds the Camp or on the lake shore. It is very safe and guests can walk on their own if they wish. Guided walks can be requested and they are free of charge.
Around 4 pm, the guests leave Camp again to visit the Datoga tribe. They are pastoralists and the women are beautifully dressed and ornamented with brass. Some still have mask-like tattoos around their eyes. They are very friendly and like to ask other women about their culture and exchange views (and giggles). A blacksmith from the same tribe is another option. The blacksmith makes the brass jewellery for the women and tools for the local market. He also makes arrow heads which the Hadza buy or exchange for honey. Most guests decide to visit both the women in their homes and the blacksmith in his workshop.
The visit to the Datoga is not as long as the one to the Hadza and does not involve any exertion