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Masai mara vs. Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari

Masai mara vs. Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari: Which one to choose for your upcoming East Africa safari tour? Tanzania and Kenya are arguably the two best places in the world for wildlife safaris when discussing them in terms of tourism. Both Tanzania and Kenya are wonderful safari destinations that are well known to and frequented by those who enjoy wildlife safaris. Both nations have some of the best safari parks, which are teeming with wildlife and provide a variety of safari pursuits, including game drives, walking safaris, hot air balloon safaris, camping safaris, and many others. The Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater are the top attractions in Tanzania, and the Maasai Mara National Reserve is the top attraction in Kenya. Both of these places provide incredible animal safaris that you won’t find anyplace else in the world. Imagine going on a safari and exploring each of them.

Which of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, and Ngorongoro should you pick to see on your upcoming African safari tour? Which is the superior choice? Which one ought to be on your bucket list’s first page? We could advise you to choose both of them; just visit both of them if your time and budget allow because it’s an experience you won’t forget. But what if you have to choose one of the three? This is a question that visitors have that is very difficult to answer because both are beautiful and each is unique on its own. Here are some great tips to help you decide which of the Serengeti, Maasai Mara, or Ngorongoro Crater you want to see.


Masai mara vs. Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari
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The Great Migration and the Masai Mara tribes have made the Masai Mara one of the most famous national parks in East Africa. Every year, animals relocate in what is known as the “Great Migration.” Between August and October, nearly two million wildebeests and other species, including zebras and gazelles, travel from the Serengeti National Park to the Masai Mara. The animals cross the Mara River, battling their way through the water to avoid the enormous crocodiles’ jaws. Many people visit Masai Mara during this time to see the incredible bravery and strength of the migrating animals because they think this is the most thrilling portion of the Great Migration.

Apart from the Great Migration, Masai Mara it is a fantastic destination to visit since it provides better chances to see wildlife year-round. In contrast to other locations, it doesn’t get as much rain. Additionally, because the park is smaller, the animals are more concentrated in certain regions, making it easier to see the amazing fauna. Masai Mara is renowned for having sizable populations of cheetahs and lions.


5,700 square kilometers of savannahs, diverse landscapes, and wildlife make up Serengeti National Park. When you visit this park, you can sense the aura and presence of the Serengeti. The Great wildebeest Migration is another famous feature of the Serengeti, and due to its immensity, you may see it there from November to July. However, you shouldn’t come here when it’s raining. Your pleasure could be ruined by the relentless rain. When the herds start to congregate in May and June, the Great Migration is fantastic to observe. Wildebeests also give birth, which is a spectacular sight to observe as the young animals take their first steps,Masai mara vs. Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari

Unlike Maasai mara national reserve where animal viewing is easy due to its small in size, in Serengeti national park when you go on a game drive, it takes time to find animals because of its larger in size. Despite its biodiversity, you must choose the right place and time to look for the creatures.


In the crater of a dormant volcano stands the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The crater’s interior offers spectacular views. The crater’s rising walls are visible, and they are covered in lovely trees. Many have been persuaded to come here by the sight alone. Ngorongoro is one of the rare places where you can see all five members of the Big Five in addition to the breathtaking landscapes. It is an once-in-a-lifetime chance and one of the main reasons visitors come to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A terrific experience you shouldn’t pass up is seeing elephants, leopards, lions, African buffalos, and rhinos in their native habitat.

It could be difficult task to choose which one to visit and which one to leave behind between these three parks. However we can put as simple as Visit Masai Mara for the finest chances to see biodiversity and the exciting Great Migration, Visit the Serengeti National Park to take in the area’s rich biodiversity and expansive scenery and visit the Ngorongoro to explore and enjoying the Big Five. Whatever you decide, all three parks will provide you with an once-in-a-lifetime experience.

If you are on a limited schedule and budget and would like to visit one of the three national reserves—Ngorongoro, Serengeti, or Maasai Mara—we are confident that the above guide has helped you make your decision. However, if you have the time and resources, we would also encourage you to visit both because each place is stunning on its own. Contact Focus East Africa Tours to arrange a safari trip to any of these sites, no matter which one you choose we offer safari tour to all of these locations.

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