Hadzabe Cultural Daytrip tour offers you a unique authentic experience to visit the traditional homeland of the Hadzabe (or Hadza) peoples, one of the last surviving hunter-gatherer tribes in the world, and to meet their neighbors, the Datoga peoples.
They grow no food, raise no livestock, and live without rules or calendars. They are living a hunter-gatherer existence that is little changed from 10,000 years ago. What do they know that we’ve forgotten?
The Hadzabe tribe of Tanzania is the last true nomadic tribe of Africa. This is not a show or a “tourist put on”. This is the real deal. A true Tanzania cultural tour experience, not for the faint of heart.
You will have the opportunity to mingle with the Hadzabe Tribe and learn all about hunting techniques, survival skills, food preparation and their cultural norms.
Hadza men usually forage individually, and during the course of day usually feed themselves while foraging, and also bring home some honey, fruit, or wild game when available. Women forage in larger parties, and usually bring home berries, baobab fruit, and tubers, depending on availability. Men and women also forage co-operatively for honey and fruit, and at least one adult male will usually accompany a group of foraging women.
During the wet season, the diet is composed mostly of honey, some fruit, tubers, and occasional meat. The contribution of meat to the diet increases in the dry season, when game becomes concentrated around sources of water. During this time, men often hunt in pairs, and spend entire nights lying in wait by waterholes, hoping to shoot animals that approach for a night-time drink, with bows and arrows treated with poison. The poison is made of the branches of the shrub from the desert rose.
One of their ancient skills is how to make fire from rubbing some wood of the Myrrh tree. Other uses of some trees include using the same Myrrh tree to extract the sap that is believed to be a mosquito repellent. They use the Sansaveria tree, better known as mother-in-law’s tongue, to make a snake bite cure and the aloe vera is used by the African Bushman as a treatment for cut wounds. The Baobab fruits are used for making a nice drink.
What has kept the Hadza at the same place for so long is believed to be they habit of not using calendars and not counting time. The Hadzabe Bushmen are said to use only the different stages of the moon to count time. They do not own belongings other than what they need for survival like the bows and arrows and some pots for cooking. These hospitable tribal men are equal and there is no one superior to the other in their society.
After experiencing the bushmen life we will drive back in late afternoon to your accomodation.
• Park fees
• Driver guide
• Lunch box
• 1.5l bottle of water
• Gratuities/ “tip” for guide
• Personal items
• Travel insurance