My partner and I are travelling to East Africa late December 2013 and planning to do a private safari for 14 days. We've found 2 safaris that we like, one goes to Masai Mara and the other doesn't. We are trying to decide whether we should go to Masai Mara or not. The first safari leaves from Arusha (1 night), Tarangire National Park (2 nights), Lake Manyara (1 night), Lake Eyasi (2 Nights), Ndutu area (2 nights), Serengetti National Park (2 nights), Nth Serengetti (1 night), Ngorogoro area (3 nights) and back to Arusha.
The 2nd safari leaves from Nairobi, Amboselli (1 night), Lake Nakuru (1 night), Masai Mara (2 nights), Lake Victoria (1 night), Serengetti (2 nights), Serengetti Ngutu area (1 night),Ngorogoro area (2 nights), Lake Eyasi (1 night), Manyari-Tarangire (2 nights) and Tarangire-Arusha (1 night). Seems to be a lot of traveling around Masai Mara area. How much is there to see in Masai Mara. Is it worth the travelling? Or is there a better way of somehow combining the 2 safaris to get the best of both. Any ideas are welcome. Thanking you in advance.