Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp

Located on the shores of Lake Eyasi, offers stunning views over the seasonal soda lake looking up to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area on the one side and across to the Alipi escarpment on the other, one can enjoy the spectacular landscape as well as experience the daily life of the last few remaining hunter/gatherers the Hadza as well as their pastoralist nomadic counterparts the Barbaig.

Kisima Ngeda, a stylish camp that includes amazing cultural interaction opportunities, along with plenty of activities.


With 7 spacious tents with private verandahs overlooking the lake. Intimate dining overlooking Lake Eyasi. Kisima Ngeda’s décor draws on elements from the surrounding landscape and incorporates elements of traditional Hadza culture.

Cozy lounge area is a perfect place to relax before dinner or with an after dinner drinks or takes a dip in the pool after a long day.


A melting pot of culture, Kisima Ngeda offers a different experience from what you’ll find on a traditional safari. Here, you can actually get out of the car — you can explore the trails around the lake, canoe along the shore,  walk through nearby tribal villages, or just sit and enjoy the beautiful lake views (especially at sunset on top of the rock).

While it’s possible to see wildlife, what makes Kisima Ngeda truly special is the opportunity to visit with the local tribes. The waDatoga are a pastoral group like the Maasai, and it’s always interesting to visit the local Blacksmith or a Datoga boma.

One can also venture into the bush with the nomadic, hunter-gatherer Hadza Bushmen.

Spending a day with the Hadza, hunter-gatherers that speak a historical language of the continent, enables a journey back into the past.

What's Included ?

Besides an incredible view, a comfortable bed, and amazing sunsets, you'll get delicious, freshly cooked meals made with locally produced ingredients, including dairy products from the camps own cows and vegetables grown by nearby farms (bottled water is served with every meal). As with all tents, the dining room faces the lake and has a full service bar attached to it.
Electricity is provided by a silenced generator.

Will we really be able to meet Wahadzabe bushmen ?

Although the bushmen are nomadic, we generally can arrange a visit with one of the local groups to either go hunting with them or spend the morning gathering roots or seasonal fruits. The trips start early in the morning and generally end late in the morning.

How do we get there?

Most people drive although there is a airstrip nearby. The trip to Kisima Ngeda is a bit of an adventure. It's about 4 1/2 hours total from Arusha; from the turn off at Karatu it takes about 2 hours to get to the camp (only 30 miles). The road is mostly dirt with some ruts and stones depending on the season, there can be a bit of dust. Consider it to be part of the romance traveling in Africa.

Will the lake have water in it?

Like everything in Tanzania, it depends on the time of the year and the amount of rain the local area has had. There have been times when times when the lake is so dry that you could drive completely across it. Typically the dry season lasts from June to November.

Kisima Ngeda Tented Camp
Po Box 2590
Arusha, Tanzania

Tel : +255 27 254 8715
Mob: +255 782.101.150
Email :[email protected]

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