Travel from Tanzania to Kenya : Tanzania and Kenya are neighboring countries and they are both famous safari destinations which are found in East Africa.

Other countries which are part of East Africa include Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. During safaris, tourists combine safaris to Tanzania and Kenya with tours to other countries in East Africa and these trips can also be done independently in each country.

Documents which are needed for travel from Tanzania to Kenya include a valid passport, a visa which is used by non East African citizens. The travel between Tanzania and Kenya can be done by air or by road.

  1. There are different points of entry between Kenya and Tanzania and they include the Namanga border, and another border between these countries is Isebania border which is found in the northern part of Tanzania.

In Tanzania, tourists can explore different destinations found in the northern part of Tanzania such as Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, and Arusha national park and also the Ngorongoro conservation area.

The southern and western parts of Tanzania are also visited during tours in Tanzania and the parks found in these parts of the country include Ruaha national park, Selous game reserve also known as Nyerere national park, Katavi national park, Gombe national park, Mahale national park among others.

In Kenya, some of the destinations which are visited during tours include the Masai Mara national reserve in south western Kenya, Amboseli national park, Lake Nakuru national park, Tsavo national park, Nairobi national park and Aberdare national park among others.

When flying between Kenya and Tanzania, the airports which are used by tourists to travel include Kilimanjaro international airport in Tanzania, Jomo Kenyatta international airport in Kenya, Wilson airport in Kenya, Arusha airport in Tanzania among others. Both domestic and international airlines offer flights to Kenya and Tanzania during safaris.

Kenya and Tanzania are usually compared by tourists in terms of which safari destination is better and the wildlife species which can be seen in the various destinations for example Masai Mara national reserve in Kenya and Serengeti national park in Tanzania are often compared in regards to the wildebeest migration which can be seen in both destinations. The wildebeest migration takes place annually in Kenya and Tanzania and involves movement of over 2 million wildebeests.

Travel from Tanzania to Kenya
Wildebeest migration Safari

Similarities and differences between Kenya and Tanzania include the following;

The similarities between Kenya and Tanzania include the following;

Tanzania and Kenya can both be visited for safaris where the big five such as elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and buffalos are spotted. Both destinations also offer amazing Tanzania wildlife Safaris viewing all through the year and other wildlife species which can be seen during tours include giraffes, zebras, antelopes, impalas, gazelles, kudu, waterbucks, hippos, hyenas, cheetahs among others. Among the wildlife highlights in both countries are big cats like lions, leopards and cheetahs which can be spotted while exploring the wilderness.

The Maasai people can also be seen in both Tanzania and Kenya during safaris and both countries also have many other tribes that can be interacted with while on tours across the destinations around.

Another similarity between Kenya and Tanzania is that Swahili is spoken in both countries.  In other countries in East Africa such as Uganda, Swahili is also spoken by the locals. Tourists also learn some phrases in Swahili which they can use during their interactions with the locals.

Tanzania and Kenya also share physical features such as the Great Rift Valley which crosses both countries, Lake Victoria, the Indian ocean among others. The scenery in both countries is also a bit similar especially in the safari parks which consist of savannah plains and woodlands that are habitat for the various wildlife species.

In terms of weather, Tanzania and Kenya also both experience the rainy season and the dry season. The dry season is considered the best time for wildlife viewing where many wildlife species can be spotted during safaris.

Even with the many similarities that Kenya and Tanzania have, there are some differences between these countries and they include the following;

Tanzania is much bigger in size in comparison with Kenya and it is also said to have more wildlife as compared to Kenya. Safaris in Tanzania are popular in destinations such as Serengeti national park known for its endless savannah plains and numerous wildlife species. Kenya on the other hand is said to have better tourism infrastructure with more accessible safari parks.

The great wildebeest migration in Tanzania takes place longer as compared to Kenya where the wildebeests can be seen for a shorter period of time. This migration is a major attraction among tourists during their safaris around Kenya and Tanzania at certain times of the year.

A bigger part of Tanzania consists of national parks and game reserves as compared to Kenya which has national parks which are smaller in size. The parks in Tanzania are managed by Tanzania national parks Authority while those in Kenya are managed by Kenya wildlife services.

Travel from Tanzania to Kenya
Tanzania Wildlife Safari

The highest mountain in Africa is also found in Tanzania and it is known for amazing hikes carried out at different times of the year. Mount Kilimanjaro is at an altitude of 5895 meters and is among the seven summits of the world.

The currency which is used in Kenya also varies from the currency used for transactions in Tanzania during safaris although both countries accept dollars (USD). In Kenya, the currency which is used is Kenya shillings (KSH) and in Tanzania the currency used is Tanzania shillings (TSH).

Park entrance fees for Kenya and Tanzania also varies and a safari in Kenya is more affordable as compared to that in Tanzania. each destination also offers a unique experience although the activities carried out in both countries are similar for example game drives, nature walks, hot air balloon safaris, bird watching, canoeing, cultural tours among others.

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