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Kenya or Tanzania: Which is 2022 Best Safari Holiday Destination in Africa?

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Planning a Safari to Kenya or Tanzania has to be the hardest choice to have on your plate. Both destinations have unique and amazing wildlife sightings, landscapes, cultural experiences, and further best farm and city experiences. Both countries offer sensational scenery, fantastic game viewing, different aspects of the Great Wildebeest Migration and crossings, and offer exceptional and exclusive safari holidays.
We at Duma Safaris ensure that give you amazing tips and advice to plan your safari holiday to Kenya and Tanzania, and further, a gorilla trekking excursion in Uganda. In this article, we will share tips and ideas on why you should take a safari adventure to Kenya and Tanzania. We had compiled an interesting article on why you should visit both Kenya and Tanzania for your 2022 and 2023 safari holidays.

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1. Wildlife, People, Scenery, and Landscapes

Kenya and Tanzania both share the same landscapes, sceneries with beautiful views across. Tanzania is bigger and large in size and population than Kenya. They have all have pristine coastal white sandy beaches and share a lot of holiday experiences. They share the same kind of cultural practices such as pastoralism with the Maasai, the Bantus, Cushite, and Nilotes. Their main practice includes farming and cattle raring, among other economic and social activities. Tanzania is host to the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Kilimanjaro, and Kenya has the second-highest Mountain in Africa, Mt. Kenya, which means you can summit the highest mountains in Africa in both Kenya and Tanzania.
Tanzania and Kenya share almost the same wildlife species and wildlife activities such as the wildebeest migration and crossings in Masai Mara and Serengeti National Park. It’s easy to spot big cats, zebras, antelopes, different species of giraffes, and much more. Although, you can spot different wildlife species such as the reticulated giraffes, Grevy zebras, Somali ostrich, beisa oryx, and gerenuk in Northern Kenya but not in Tanzania.

2. Cost and Budget Of Kenya and Tanzania Safari

Kenya or tanzania: which is 2022 best safari holiday destination in africa?
Guests enjoying balloon flights in serengeti

To start with, Tanzania is more expensive than Kenya, but with more amazing exclusive safari experiences. Kenya is affordable with many exclusive, family, and photographic safari destinations. Most safari and wildlife safari destinations in Tanzania are ideal for honeymooners, photographers, couples, or looking to enjoy diverse wildlife interactions. Kenya and Tanzania both share almost the same cultural experiences such as the Maasai communities. Tanzania is known for the hunters and gatherers known as the Hadzabe (Hadza) who hunt and live a natural and almost secluded life than most communities in Tanzania.
To enjoy the diverse wildlife destinations in Tanzania, it’s recommended to fly and get ground handlers around the parks or reserves. Kenya safari destinations are easily accessible on-road and on flights. This makes Tanzania more expensive and high-end destinations to plan your safari compared to Kenya.

On a Tight Budget?

The best place to have your safari holiday would be Kenya. It has affordable safari accommodation, the park fees are reasonable and transport or transfers are not long. This will offer you wonderful holidays in the Kenyan wildlife territories. You can as well fly to some amazing luxury destinations such as Laikipia, Masai Mara among many.

Looking for a high-end experience?

Tanzania would be ideal for the kind of safari you are looking for. Chattering flights from one wildlife destination to the other and spending time in high-end exclusive properties just to attend to you with ease and professional delivery of service. Destinations such as Serengeti, Ruaha, and Ngorongoro offer exclusive high-end safari experiences.

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3. Big 5 Sightings, The Wildebeest Migration & General Game Viewing

Kenya or Tanzania? Both offer epic and one-in-a-lifetime wildlife sightings and the great wildebeest migration that’s known to be the 7th world wonder of the world. It’s easy to spot the big pride of lions, big cats such as leopards, and cheetah coalitions in Kenya and Tanzania. Kenya’s Masai Mara is known for the Tano Bora Cheetah Coalition that dominates a larger territory of the reserve. The wildebeest migrate from the South of Serengeti to the Northern side and entering to Masai Mara in Kenya, an event that’s documented to happen every year. It’s recommended to visit Tanzania for the wildebeest migration and calving sightings as these species spend more than 8 months in Serengeti than in Masai Mara. Although the most phenomenal and extreme sightings are spotted in Kenya, it’s also easy to see them crossing and jumping high riverbed cliffs.
Kenya offers high chances of big cats sightings as these wildlife-protected areas are small compared to Tanzania in parks like Serengeti that are vast and wide. Spending time in the most renowned parks such as Amboseli, home to the biggest and well-known tuskers to Ngorongoro crater, where it is documented to be the largest caldera in the world.

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What is The Best Tip to plan a Safari in Kenya and Tanzania?

We recommend planning for a Kenya and Tanzania combined safari which will expand your holiday experiences and wildlife sightings too. You will have chances of spotting different wildlife species such as the special five of the Kenyan north and the wildebeest calving in Southern Serengeti. Different accommodation tastes to give you that bush and wild luxury touch, and exclusive exposure to nature. View mount Kilimanjaro from the balcony of your tent in Amboseli National Park, the greater and lesser flamingos in Lake Nakuru. Experience the drive in the largest caldera in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater.

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