Kenya vs Tanzania

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Comparing Masai Mara
with Serengeti safaris

Best safari reserve
in each country

It's the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Best overall

The Serengeti in Tanzania easily wins the contest.

The Masai Mara has
become too crowded

Decades ago when I first visited the Masai Mara, it was a glorious experience because it attracted a relatively small number of safari-goers.

Nowadays, due to the Masai Mara's worldwide fame, the Masai Mara suffers from an excessive number of safari vehicles during its peak season.

In many popular Masai Mara spots, the safari landscape is sometimes dotted with minivans, which end up as unwanted background in your otherwise exciting African safari photos.

Thevehicular concentration of minivans and traditional safari vehicles diminishes your "in the wild" safari experience. (This is far less likely to occur in Tanzania's Serengeti because it has fewer visitors and is eight times larger than the Masai Mara.)

Besides offering a better
safari experience, the Serengeti
has exciting side-trip adventures

If you go to the Serengeti, you are only a half day by car from the Ngorongoro Crater, one of Africa's finest safari destinations. You are also relatively near Mt Kilimanjaro (climb it) and the Olduvai Gorge (see where our prehistoric ancestors lived). And exotic Zanzibar is easily reached by plane.

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