Maasai Mara Serengeti Safari

Maasai Mara Serengeti Safari explores several of the top game parks in Kenya & Tanzania. Your Maasai Mara Serengeti Safari adventure departs from Nairobi, Kenya, travelling to the world-famous Masai Mara Game Reserve. Maasai Mara Serengeti Safari will then cross into Tanzania for game drives in Lake Manyara National Park, before continuing to the vast Serengeti National Park. If you’re looking for the ideal destination for an authentic African safari, they don’t get better than these two. The Masai Mara National Reserve and Serengeti National Park. Both Masai Mara and Serengeti are essentially one large wildlife and geographical eco system within East Africa. By and large the wildlife in both Masai Mara and Serengeti is virtually similar in terms of diversity. From a traveler's point of view, both locations offer fairly equal chances of spotting the 'Big Five' of the 'Big Nine' list of animals which includes Lion, Leopard, Cheetah, Elephant, Rhino, African Buffalo, Giraffe, Hippo and Zebra. Absolute numbers for each animal species vary of course, for example the number of Lions in Masai Mara fewer than in Serengeti, but the density is higher in Masai Mara. Click here to read more about Masai Mara Animals and Wildlife. Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya are together arguably the greatest wildlife conservation areas in the world, home not just to numerous wildlife species, flora and fauna but also the site of one of the largest wildlife migratory movements on earth, the Great Wildebeest migration. The fact that these two parks are actually joint together, yet separate entities leads to the inevitable question of which one should be visited and which is better than the other for a Safari. With endless wildlife abundant savannah, an eclectic mix of luxurious lodges and rustic-luxe camps and the mighty annual migration, the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya are two of the most iconic game parks in East Africa. Moving across from the north of the Serengeti to the south of the Masai Mara via the treacherous Mara River, the 1.5million strong wildebeest migration makes crossing the border look somewhat easy – apart from the crocodiles that lie in wait. Although both of the National Park’s eco-systems adjoin, it’s recommended only the hardiest of safari goers should try to cross from one to the other on land. It’s a long and arduous trip along bumpy roads, with a border crossing where four-hour delays are the norm – and that’s before you’ve even considered the complexity of inter country rules and swapping vehicles and drivers. Both park Masai Mara and Serengeti offers a wide choice of accommodation, ranging from tented camps to luxurious lodges. Some are located within the borders of the national park, while others are on conservancies that surround the park.