Lake Eyasi is a seasonal shallow endorheic salt lake on the floor of the Great Rift Valley at the base of the Serengeti Plateau, just south of the Serengeti National Park and immediately southwest of the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania’s Crater Highlands. The lake is long and oriented southwest to northeast, and it is located in the Eyasi-Wembere branch of the Great Rift Valley.

The lake’s walls are purple lava, enclosing a large expanse of white alkaline shallows with some fresh water at depths less than 33 feet (10 m). The lake has no outlet; its main inlet is the Sibiti River, which flows to the southwest. The lake drains approximately 25,300 square miles (65,500 square km). Large flocks of flamingos, both greater and lesser, can be found on the lake’s shore.

Bird enthusiasts are in heaven here, as the lake attracts a large number of birds of all sizes and colors. Africa spoonbills, flamingos, gray-headed gulls, great white pelicans, pied avocets, and yellow-billed storks are among the most common birds found here. Catfish and lungfish are the most common fish in the lake

This area is home to the Hadzabe Bushmen, as well as the Datoga and Mbulu tribes. A visit with the Bushmen is worthwhile, and they gladly show you where they live and how they hunt. They live entirely off the land and bow hunt. Everything they use made from local materials, including their bows strung with giraffe tendon and arrows coated in lethal poison.

The Hadzabe live in caves and do not wear clothes; instead, they prefer to cover their private parts with small pieces of animal skin. Their community is in jeopardy because commercial production has taken over the majority of their land