Tanzanian Tribes

Would you like to visit one or more of the popular tribes in Tanzania?

Do you want to live an extraordinary experience by immersing yourself in the art and simplicity of tribal living?

Discover on this page the stories of our guides, who tell you all about these 3 extraordinary tribes in Tanzania.

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Hadzabe Tribe

Imagine a morning hunt with the Hadzabe Bushmen, Tanzania's last hunters and gatherers.

 

If you are planning a safari in Tanzania's Northern Safari Circuit (Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Tarangire & Ngorongoro) you are only a few hours’ drive from Lake Eyasi, where the Hadzabe Bushmen and their neighbors the Datoga Tribe live. This is a fun one day add-on to a safari, however many tourists remain unaware of this amazing cultural experience.

 

Where? 

Lake Eyasi south west of the Ngorongoro Crater Conversation Area located in the central Rift Valley. A bumpy ride off the beaten track on a dusty or muddy dirt road (depending on the time of the year), will take you there in about 1.5-2 hours and is well worth it.

 

Who are the Hadzabe Bushmen or Hadza?

This small tribe of hunters and gatherers are descendants of Tanzania’s aboriginal hunter-gatherer population and has probably occupied their current territory for thousands of years, with relatively little modification to their basic way of life until the past hundred years. They are thought to be the earliest primitive inhabitants of tropical Africa. There are, as of 2015, between 1,200 and 1,300 Hadza people living in Tanzania, however only around 300 Hadza still survive exclusively based on the traditional means of foraging. Using only bows and arrows they have no lasting impact on wildlife populations. They don’t cut trees, they don’t dig water holes, and they don’t ‘own’ things. They are neither engaged in agriculture nor do they own livestock, instead they solely depend on the bush hunting wild animals, eating berries, roots, honey and baobab fruit.

 

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Maasai Tribe

The most famous of Africa’s people, these fierce warriors are still practicing their ancestral way of life and are known for their pastoral traditions, living off their herds of cattle, sheep, goats, and donkeys. Since time immemorial the Maasai moved nomadically in search of water and pasture for their herds. Today they have established permanent settlements, and many of the Maasai do not roam. They still exist on a diet of milk, blood, and meat, however, it is becoming very common place to supplement their diet with grain. The few Maasai left today still coexist collectively with the profuse wildlife.

 

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Datoga Tribe

Who are the Datoga Tribe?

The Datoga are highland nilotic pastoralists. Their origins are the Horn of Africa and they are thought to have migrated some 3,000 years ago. They wear traditional dress decorated in colored beads and the women often have facial scarification for beauty. Unlike the Hazabe, they depend on their livestock and are also skilled silversmiths. They often trade their arrowheads, knives and spears with the Hadzabe in exchange for skins, honey and fruits.

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