‘We live in the present

and only worry about today and maybe tomorrow.’

the Hadzabe

The Last Hunter Gatherers of Tanzania

Our second 2018-19 team of talented photographers, videographers and visual storytellers went to the Hadzabe in Tanzania in February to create the next of many ‘Circle of Cultural Connection’ projects. They travelled to where the dirt track runs out, somewhere along the shores of Lake Eyasi, in the shadow of the Ngorongoro Crater.

Here at the edge of civilisation in East Africa, the Hadzabe eke out a meagre existence as hunter gatherers. While the encroachment of a modernising continent and the ever increasing closure of wildlife corridors have no doubt had an effect, their lifestyle closely reflects how humanity has existed for 90% of its history. Surviving in the Great Rift Valley, they are the last flashback to what society may have looked like in the cradle of life.

project

Journal

Want to know details about the experiences of the participants and their day-to-day during the project? Find all this and more in the project journal they wrote during the trip!

 

In this page you can also see a short clip of “behind the scenes”.

Hadzabe

Story

Step into the world of the Hadzabe with the team! Learn more about their lifestyle and traditions with these interviews done by the team members.

 

Enjoy this great video, hear the Hadzabe telling their story and see the beautiful landscape around Lake Eyasi, Tanzania.

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Gallery

meet the

Team

Get to know who the team members are, what they do, why they joined the Foundation, their overall experience with the project, and many more details.

Mike Holtby

Estrella Brand

Ed O'Mahoney

James Laiser

Kieke van Maarschalkerwaart

thank you

N'Ubeya

Thank you to everyone who was involved in this project. A special thank you goes to the lovely people below, it would not have been possible without your support. N’Ubeya

Shakwa (Leader)

Haydi-e (Shakwa's mother)

N’Oye (Hunter)

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