I'm going to ask this both on the Serengeti and Mara forums since I realize that opinions will vary and I'd like to hear them all. I am struggling with going to either TZ or Kenya for my first Safari trip. This for me, like a lot of people is a big trip that I have dreamed about and so I want it to be a very special trip focused on the animals and the people and culture. I don't like the sounds of the crowds in the Mara, but it still seems like everyone who goes writes that it was a spectacular experience. I heard (don't know if it's true) that it doesn't make sense to go to both on the same trip as it's so similar. So, if anyone would like to give some advice to a first timer, I'd really appreciate it. I am planning a Safari trip for 2015 and would want to spend about 10 days.
Thanks so much! Hope this isn't a stupid question.