We will be going to Kenya or Tanzania in late December, but have not yet nailed down exact locations and tour operators. We are younger and have a fairly limited budget, and are finding that Kenya is quite substantially less expensive than Tanzania for what we want to do (around $500 cheaper per person for a similar itinerary for an 11 day safari with brief beach holiday tacked on the end), and a little more accessible as flying through Nairobi is much cheaper and easlier for us than flying into Kilimanjaro. However, I have also been reading on this forum and elsewhere that the migration will be in Tanzania in late December so the wildlife will obviously be better in the Serengeti vs. the Masai Mara, etc.
My question is this: How much better will it be? Is it just that we will see a few more wildebeasts and zebras but will have an amazing trip seeing lots of animals in both places so it doesn't matter THAT much, or will it be so substantial that I would regret not doing our "once in a lifetime/spend all my savings on this trip" in Tanzania, despite that it would overstretch our budget?
I realize this is a subjective question and has been asked before, but I wanted to throw the budget factor in to the mix (because the obvious answer is Tanzania in December). I am just so torn that any advice would be greatly appreciated!Edited: 10 August 2013, 15:33