9 Days 8 Nights Fahari Safari

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This tour will take you to the Lake Manyara National Park, nestled below the dramatic Rift valley escarpment, Lake Manyara was extolled by Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Today, Manyara remains a rare scenic gem, with edges tinted pink by thousands of flamingos, famous for its tree-climbing lions, and a compact game viewing circuit offering a thrilling microcosm of the African safaris experience. It will also take you to the Ngorongoro Crater inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area, it is the world-class tourist destination with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralist practicing traditional livestock grazing. The Ngorongoro Crater (250 km2) is the world’s largest unbroken caldera in the Eastern(Great) Rift valley. There is highest density of mammalian predators in Africa including the densest known population of lion. Also, there is range of endangered species such as the black rhino, wild hunting dog and Golden cat. It is the only conservation area in the world where visitors are likely to see elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, in their natural environment, with a span of four-hours driven inside the Ngorongoro creator.
Next day after spending a night inside Ngorongoro Conservation Area, we will visit the Serengeti National Park, a million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: A frenzied three weeks bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile infested waters on the exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000km (600mile) pilgrimage begins again. Finally, your safari will also take you to the Tarangire National Park, a day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce tropical sun sucks the landscape dry, baking the earth a dusty red, withering the grass until it’s as brittle and yellow as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometers knowing that here, always, there is water. We will drive back to Moshi, Kilimanjaro where you will spend a free day before hiking Mount Kilimanjaro via Marangu Route.

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This 9 days safaris have been tailored to give you a total ultimate Tanzania northern circuit experience. This tour is for tourists who have more time on hand for a longer wildlife adventure and need to experience Mount Kilimanjaro hiking and our culture. You will have a wonderful wildlife night experience in Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and you may have a chance to encounter the great wildebeest migration show on the way to Serengeti or returning to Ngorongoro. We include the Lake Manyara national Park and Tarangire National Park for wildlife safari. This safari offers a total Tanzania northern circuit experience, while attempting to keep your non-game viewing time to a minimum.

This is the special tour that will not cover only a wildlife safari because you will get a free day to spend at Kilimanjaro either for a day tour, relaxing in hotel or hiking preparation and also hiking Mount Kilimanjaro through Marangu route.

Day 1: Moshi/Arusha – Lake Manyara National Park
Pick up from Moshi/Arusha and transfer to Lake Manyara National Park. We arrive in time for lunch at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, and after lunch, we head into the Lake Manyara National Park for an afternoon game drive. This national park is one of Tanzania’s most dramatically located wildlife areas, consisting of a massive but shallow soda lake (covering two-thirds of the park), located at the foot of the Great Rift Valley’s western escarpment. The park’s varied habitat attracts a wide variety of animals, including one of Africa’s largest concentrations of elephants, Lake Manyara’s unique tree-climbing lions, as well as large flocks of flamingos attracted by the algae in the lake. Overnight and dinner at Farm of Dream Lodge/ Endoro Lodge.
Suggested Activity: Lake Manyara Treewalk.

Day 2: Ngorongoro Crater
After breakfast, we descend 600m into this magnificent crater for a full-day game drive. The Ngorongoro Crater is one of the most densely crowded African wildlife areas in the world and is home to an estimated 30,000 animals including some of Tanzania’s last remaining black rhino. Supported by year-round water supply and fodder, the Ngorongoro National Park supports a vast variety of animals, which include herds of wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, eland, warthog, hippo, and giant African elephants. Another big draw card to this picturesque national park is its huge population of predators, which include lions, hyenas, jackals, cheetahs, and the ever-elusive leopard. Overnight and dinner at Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge.

Day 3: Ngorongoro – Serengeti Plains
After breakfast, we head towards the Serengeti National Park. Leaving the highlands behind, we descend into the heart of wild Africa – the Serengeti National Park – with its endless plains, rolling into the distance as far as the eye can see. We head to the central park area, known as the Seronera area, one of the richest wildlife habitats in the park, featuring the Seronera River, which provides a valuable water source to this area and therefore attracts wildlife well representative of most of the Serengeti’s species. We arrive in time for lunch and enjoy an afternoon game drive in the Serengeti national park. Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp /Serengeti Katikati Camp.

Day 4: Serengeti Plains
Be one of only a few fortunate people to glide in a Hot Air Balloon over the Serengeti Plains (available at supplementary cost by pre-arrangement). Floating silently above the awakening bush, while spotting wildlife and enjoying the amazing scenery of Africa, across rivers and over numerous small villages. We do an after-breakfast game viewing drive along the Sogore River Circuit, which loops into the plains south of the Seronera River, and which is good for possible Lion, Thomson gazelle, topi, ostrich and cheetah sightings. The Visitor Centre close to the Serengeti Seronera Lodge and public campsites is well worth a visit after the morning’s game drive. This nicely designed centre offers some interesting wildlife displays as well as a gift shop selling information leaflets and maps of the area. The centre also has a shop where cold drinks and snacks can be purchased, as well as a picnic area and information trail up and around a nearby kopje. We will enjoy a relaxed picnic lunch at the centre in the shade of the giant acacia trees. In the afternoon, we will follow the Kopjes Circuit, which goes anti-clockwise around the Maasai Kopjes, which usually attract a number of lion and some formidably large cobras. Kopjes are weathered granite outcrops, scattered around the plains, most of which are miniature ecosystems, providing shade and drinking water in pools left in the rock after the rains. This makes the kopjes particularly good for spotting wildlife in the dry seasons – including lions, which like to lie in wait for animals coming to drink. Overnight and dinner at Tortilis Camp /Serengeti Katikati Camp.
Suggested Activities: Serengeti Hot Balloon, Gong Rock and Maasai Rock Painting Trip .

Day 5: Serengeti Plains – Ngorongoro
After breakfast at the lodge/camp or we can take lunch box, we depart to Ngorongoro Conservation area. We will stopover at Olduvai Gorge, boasting with a history dating back to the dawn of time. It was here, that the anthropologists Drs. Lois and Mary Leakey discovered the skulls of the 'Nutcracker Man’ and ‘Handy Man’, both very significant links in the chain of human evolution. Overnight and dinner at Farm of Dream Lodge/ Endoro Lodge.
Suggested Activities: Oldupai Gorge and Laetoli Foot Prints.

Day 6: Tarangire National Park
After breakfast, we depart for the Tarangire National Park. The park runs along the line of the Tarangire River and is mainly made up of low-lying hills on the Great Rift Valley floor. Its natural vegetation mainly consists of Acacia woodland and giant African Baobab trees, with huge swamp areas in the south. Both the river and the swamps act like a magnet for wild animals, during Tanzania’s dry season. The Tarangire National Park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. After a picnic lunch, we do an afternoon game drive. Overnight and dinner at Sal Salnero Hotel/Ameg Lodge.

Day 7: Relaxing
After coming from along safari of many bumpy roads you will need to have a free day to relax before your day climb to Mandara Hut. You can use this day to make you preparation, you can spend your time with us in the city to explore the lifestyle of locals around here and see what the city holds for you. It is free of charge. We will accommodate you at Sal Salnero Hotel/Ameg Lodge.

Day 8: Mount Kilimanjaro Day Hike (Marangu Route)
Distance covered: 8.3km / 5.2mi Approx.
Time taken: 5 hours ascending.
After breakfast, you will be collected from your hotel in Moshi and taken to the Marangu gate.
Once the necessary paper work has been completed, your trek can begin and you will soon be hiking through the dense rainforest. Alongside the impressive vegetation, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of some primates as you head to the Mandara Hut. After a well-earned rest, your guide can take you to the Maundi Crater where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Kenyan interior. After a short break and moment of memorable photos the hike towards the exit will begin. We will accommodate you at Sal Salnero Hotel/Ameg Lodge.

Day 9: Departure
We know you need a day off to relax at your hotel after a very long hiking day. We will give you a free day to preparing for your departure but you are not limited you can either use this day to do another short relaxing day tour such as coffee tour and visiting waterfall. Do not forget that you can spend your time with us in the city to explore the lifestyle of locals around here and see what the city holds for you for free. Late midnight 3 hours before to departure, we will wake you up and begin the drive to Kilimanjaro Airport.

Lake Manyara National Park: Nestled below the dramatic Rift valley escarpment, Lake Manyara was extolled by Hemingway as "the loveliest I had seen in Africa". Today, Manyara remains a rare scenic gem, with edges tinted pink by thousands of flamingos, and a compact game viewing circuit offering a thrilling microcosm of the African safaris experience. Lake Manyara’s most visible predators, and also its prime tourist attraction are lions, famous for their habit of climbing trees.

Serengeti National Park: A million wildebeest, each one driven by the same ancient rhythm, fulfilling its instinctive role in the inescapable cycle of life: A frenzied three weeks bout of territorial conquests and mating; survival of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns of of the fittest as 49km (25 miles) long columns plunge through crocodile infestssed waters on the exodus north; replenishing the species in a brief population explosion that produces more than 8,000 calves daily before the 1,000km (600mile) pilgrimage begins again.

Ngorongoro Conservation Area: It is a world-class tourist destination with wildlife coexisting with semi-nomadic Maasai pastoralist practicing traditional livestock grazing.It is also contains the spectaculars Ngorongoro Crater (250 km2), which is the world’s largest unbroken caldera in the Eastern(Great) Rift valley. There is highest density of mammalian predators in Africa including the densest known population of lion. Also, there is range of endangered species such as the black rhino, wild hunting dog and Golden cat. It is the only conservation area in the world where visitors are likely to see elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo, in their natural environment, with a span of four-hours driven inside the Ngorongoro creator.

Tarangire National Park: Day after day of cloudless skies. The fierce tropical sun sucks the landscape dry, baking the earth a dusty red, withering the grass until it’s as brittle and yellow as straw. The Tarangire River has shriveled to a shadow of its wet season self. But it is choked with wildlife. Thirsty nomads have wandered hundreds of parched kilometres knowing that here, always, there is water. The park is reputed to contain some of the largest elephant herds in Tanzania or even in Africa. This African national park is also home to three rare species of animals – the Greater Kudu, the Fringed-eared Oryx, as well as a few Ashy Starlings. Safari activities are normally centered on game drives featuring excellent landscapes views of beautiful riverine forests, acacia woodlands, ancient African baobab trees and endless rolling hills.

The Marangu Route: It is also known as the "Tourist Route" and the "Coca-Cola Route." It is the oldest route, the most popular route, and the one that comes closest to the trail that Hans Meyer took in making the first successful assault on the summit. It is the only route that climbers are sleeping on the dormitory huts and not camping outside. This is one of the shorter route, taking just five days. However, many climbers decide to take an extra day(s) to relax at Horombo Huts, using that day to visit the Mawenzi Huts Campsite. From a safety point of view this is entirely sensible and aesthetically such a plan cannot be argued with either, for the views from Mawenzi across the Saddle to Kibo truly take the breath away; assuming, that is, that you have some left to be taken away after all that climbing.

Lake Manyara: Manyara Treetop Walking, Night Game drives, canoeing in Lake Manyara when water level is high, cultural tour, bike tour, abseiling and forest walks on the escarpment outside park.

Ngorongoro: Cultural tour (Visting Maasai Village), bush meals, hike to creator rim include Empakai Crater and Ol Doinyo Lengai and guided walking Safaris (Hiking Ngorongoro Highland), Visit Ngorongoro Museum including trip to Olduvai George and Laetoli Trip and Hot Air Balloon.

Serengeti: Hot air balloon safaris, bush meals, short walk, visiting Seengeti Kopjes including Gong Rock and Maasai Rock Painting Trip.

Tarangire: Night Game drive, Guided walking safaris, Trip to Maasai and Barabaig village, bush Meals and ancient rock painting in the vicinity of Kolo on the Dodoma Road.

Kilimanjaro: Moshi City Tour, Kikuletwa Hot Spring, Lake Chala, Materuni Waterfall & Coffee, Olipopongi Maasai Village, Lake Jipe, Chagga Village and Mako Rehabilitation Center Farm.

Tour Package Includes:

🗸 Airport Transfer (Pick up and Drop off).
🗸 2 Night Hotel accommodation in Arusha or Moshi.
🗸 Private 4 wheels drive vehicle with a roof hatch.
🗸 Free Arusha/Moshi City walking tour.
🗸 Certified, experienced, English speaking guides
🗸 Baggage Storage for excess unused staffs
🗸 Full board Accommodations.
🗸 Clean and purified mineral water.
🗸 Park fees, Government taxes, VAT and service charges.

Tour Package Excludes:

🗙 International and local airfares.
🗙 Laundry services.
🗙 Tips for guides, porters and cook and gratuities (high recommended).
🗙 Tanzania Entry visa and other permits.
🗙 Travel insurance.
🗙 Meals and drinks not specified
🗙 Other Items of a personal nature and unspecified services.

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