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The eastern countries of Kenya and Tanzania are almost synonymous with the vast savannah grasslands and the magnificent wildlife that it cocoons. Both these countries are special since they lie in the African Great Lakes region, with Kenya home to the Kenyan Highlands, whereas Tanzania is where the iconic Mt. Kilimanjaro is located. The contiguous forest reserve areas of the Masai Mara in Kenya and Serengeti in Tanzania form the core wildlife zone, surrounded by many adjoining reserves and forested areas that supplement as home and migration ground for the populous wildlife here.
 

It can be hence said, that the African wildlife scene is dominated by both Kenya and Tanzania largely and in many ways, is one of the best experiences and layouts of wildlife safaris and biodiversity zones. For anyone who wants to watch the ‘Big 5’ in action, the massive migration or the hundreds of avian species that make this large forest and reserve their home, Kenya and Tanzania are your best bets in the entire world.

Wildlife safari-
 

Both the countries are home to some of the best national parks of the world. The Masai Mara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Samburu National Park, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the wildlife hotspots of the region. Known for the sighting of the lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, tigers, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, jackals and reptiles, including crocodiles, pythons, snakes and so on, these national parks and conservation areas hold a large variety of wildlife that is spotted seamlessly due to the flat savannah terrain. The African safari experience is one of its kind and both Kenya and Tanzania reserves provide top notch encounters.
 

Migration –

 

One of the world’s most spectacular animal migrations from Serengeti to the Masai Mara National Park is a sight to behold. Thousands of animals, including the wildebeests and zebras cross over across the Grumeti and Mara Rivers between July to October in search of food and water. The Great Migration attracts hordes of tourists and wildlife enthusiasts, who witness one of the most amazing ecological and wildlife ecosystem dynamics.
 

Birding –
 

Besides the national parks and reserves, the Lake Manyara, Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru parks are excellent birding sites. The flamingoes cover the lake areas into a sea of pink with many other migratory as well resident birds including the pelicans, eagles, egrets, herons and more. For any bird lover the countries of Kenya and Tanzania provide umpteen numbers of options to spot and watch in flight the winged beauties.

Wildlife safari-
 

Both the countries are home to some of the best national parks of the world. The Masai Mara National Park, Serengeti National Park, Samburu National Park, Tsavo National Park, Amboseli National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area are the wildlife hotspots of the region. Known for the sighting of the lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards, tigers, wildebeest, zebras, giraffes, jackals and reptiles, including crocodiles, pythons, snakes and so on, these national parks and conservation areas hold a large variety of wildlife that is spotted seamlessly due to the flat savannah terrain. The African safari experience is one of its kind and both Kenya and Tanzania reserves provide top notch encounters.