Lake

Lake Eyasi

Serene salt lake and cultural haven in Tanzania's Rift Valley.

Tanzania
Location
Dry season
Best Time to Visit
1,030 m
Altitude

About Lake Eyasi

Lake Eyasi, located in the northern part of Tanzania, is a serene and somewhat off-the-beaten-path destination known for its stunning landscapes and cultural richness. This seasonal salt lake, lying in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Highlands, offers a tranquil retreat from the more frequented tourist spots. The area is notably home to the Hadzabe an...

When to go

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Seasons

June - October
Best time to go
Perfect for experiencing the cultural heritage and natural wonders with minimal rainfall.
March - May
Low Season
The rainy season can make access difficult but brings a lush, vibrant landscape.
December - February
June - October
High Season
Dry season, ideal for cultural visits and exploring the surrounding landscapes.
November - March
Shoulder Season
Short rains offer a mix of accessibility and natural beauty, with fewer visitors.

What to do

Wildlife

While not a traditional wildlife destination, Lake Eyasi's seasonal waters attract a variety of bird species, making it a unique spot for birdwatching, especially during the wet season.

Lion

Not Present

Elephant

Occasional

Black Rhino

Not Present

Cheetah

Not Present

Hippo

Not Present

Hyena

Rare

Leopard

Rare

Giraffe

Occasional

Zebra

Occasional

Gazelle

Occasional

Buffalo

Occasional

Wildebeest

Not Present

What to know

Safety & Vaccinations
The area is generally safe for travelers, with precautions recommended for health and safety. Vaccinations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever, along with malaria prophylaxis, are advised for visitors to Tanzania.
For more information regarding vaccinations and health notices, view the CDC’s page :
CDC Travelers' Health
CDC Travel health notices and vaccination recommendations
Getting There
Located off the main tourist circuit, Lake Eyasi offers a more secluded experience. It's best accessed by private vehicle from nearby towns and cities.
Getting Around
The area around Lake Eyasi is best explored with a local guide, either on foot for cultural tours or by vehicle for broader exploration.
Visas
Visitors to Tanzania typically require a visa, which can be obtained on arrival or online through the eVisa system, facilitating easy access to Lake Eyasi and other destinations.
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