Lake Eyasi, formerly known as Lake Njarasa or Lake Hohenlohe, is a surface endoreic salt lake located at the bottom of the Rift Valley, a short distance from Serengeti National Park, and just southwest of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, two of the most beautiful destinations in Tanzania. The lake has an elongated shape and is located in the Eyasi-Wembere branch of the Great Rift Valley.
Eyasi Lake is famous for two main features: its great animal and plant biodiversity, and the presence of two tribes – Datoga and Hadzabe, which you can visit, thanks to our itineraries in Tanzania. The lake can dry up almost entirely during the dry season, especially in very dry years, giving Datooga shepherds and Hadza foragers the chance to cross the lake on foot.
The lake could be flooded during El Niño, a climatic phenomenon that causes the waters of the Pacific Ocean to warm up, attracting the hippos of the Serengeti to its banks.