Is a safari better in Kenya or Tanzania?

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    Planning for an awesome safari adventure? If so, Kenya or Tanzania will be a good option. These two are the most popular African safari destinations that satisfy every safari enthusiast’s dream.

    One of the best things about going on safari is that you are going to find plenty of amazing destinations for you to book your break-in. Whilst it is great to have plenty of choices, one thing that could end up happening is that you are overwhelmed by the choices and end up not sure which way to turn.

    Two of the main destinations are Kenya and Tanzania, so, which one is better to book your safari in? Let’s take a look and see the main reasons why you might want to pick each one.

    Kenya or Tanzania: The landmarks

    Whether it’s Kenya or Tanzania have amazing places to see during your break. For Kenya, it has to be Masai Mara, which is a beautiful spot full of wildlife. However, if you are thinking about taking a break in Tanzania, then you are going to find that the Serengeti National Park is just as amazing a landmark to visit. 

    Not only that, but you will also find Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania too, which is a rather impressive sight, along with Ngorongoro Crater, which is one of the most densely populated wildlife zones in the whole of Africa.

    Kenya or Tanzania: Food and culture

    The animals are the main reason that people will travel to Kenya or Tanzania, however, these countries are so much more than that. They are beautiful places that are packed full of charm and culture, not to mention delicious food too. 

    It is these experiences that you have along your journey to see all the animals, that will really make your holiday, that will give you amazing memories, and will ensure that you truly fall in love with everything that Tanzania and Kenya have to offer.


    Kenya or Tanzania: The animals

    Tanzania - the animals - is a safari better in kenya or tanzania?
    Kenya or tanzania

    This is a point to Tanzania. Kenya is a smaller country, which means that there are fewer animals. Therefore, if you want to maximize your chances of seeing hippos, giraffes, gazelles, cheetahs, and any other animals, then Tanzania is a much better option for you. 

    This is particularly true if you decide to go to the Serengeti, which is well known for offering up some of the best wildlife in the world. And let’s not forget The Great Migration of Wildebeest that occurs every year. 

    For 10 whole months of the year, the migrating herds are moving throughout Tanzania, and move through Kenya for two months (August and September).

    Kenya or Tanzania: The climate

    Tanzania - the climate - is a safari better in kenya or tanzania?

    If you want a tropical climate for your break, then you are going to want to consider Tanzania over Kenya. However, that said, Kenya does have a temperate climate which may be more suited to others’ likes. It really does depend on the type of heat that you prefer and whether or not you are going to be okay with the rain during the wet season.

    As you can see, whilst we know that Kenya has plenty of amazing reasons to choose it for a safari, we believe that Tanzania has plenty to offer too. Even more so, whilst it is a great destination, it is more affordable than Kenya, which can be an incredibly expensive place to visit and offers you up the chance to see plenty of wonderful animals too.

    In conclusion

    Kenya and Tanzania are East African jewels, and they are both teeming with wildlife, endless exploration, and wild animals to see. However, Tanzania is by far the bigger of the two, which in turn offers travelers a multitude of options. With Zanzibar beaches on the coastline, the endless Serengeti plains, the humbling size of the Ngorongoro Crater amidst the shadows of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania is the true animal kingdom of Africa. If you wish to travel to Tanzania for a safari, Easy Travel can help craft you the experience you are dreaming of. We can help you plan the safari of your dreams around your budget and advise you which activities to do, places to stay, and animals to see.

    Musaddiq Gulamhussein - Owner - Easy Travel Tanzania

    About the author: Musaddiq

    Meet Musaddiq Gulamhussein, owner of Easy Travel Tanzania, a tour company creating life-changing safari experiences for over 35 years. Musaddiq has explored Tanzania, developing a deep understanding of the local cultures and traditions. Follow his journey and gain insights into the African Safari experience through Easy Travel's social media and blog.

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