A small, three-foot high cement pyramid marks the bush border between Kenya and Tanzania. Here, it’s hard to see the difference between the two countries, but as you travel deeper into both, the varying landscapes are distinct. Kenya is higher in elevation and therefore much cooler (we wore down coats at night). Tanzania is dryer, with warmer temps and desert landscapes featuring rocky outcrops. Both feature rustic river camps and refined resorts with prominent vistas.
The advantage of staying at a tented river camp? Action. Packed. In Tanzania, the Singita’s Mara River Tented Camp is perfectly poised for crocodile viewing, hippos, and wildebeest river crossings.
Kenya’s Angama Mara, meaning place of miracles, suspends travelers in the clouds with panoramic views over the Maasai Mara and majestic sunrises that serve as your wake-up call.
Catch an unforgettable African dawn via a hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara desert in Kenya. Spy lions mating from a birds-eye view. Post flight, a champagne toast and gourmet brekkie is served from the field.
There’s liveaboards, and then seeing the islands aboard the Integrity, which hosts a maximum of 16 guests. Ideal for adventurists, foodies, and wine lovers, a multigenerational trip buyout ensures island bliss. Bookend the Integrity with stays at Hacienda Zuleta and Mashpi Lodge—both National Geographic Unique Lodges of the world.
Highlights to the Integrity include:
– Minimize contact with other visitors while maximizing your Galapagos experience.
– Luxurious and intimate guest cabins.
– Handcrafted cuisine by professionally trained chefs, who source local ingredients.
– Hassle free and all-inclusive—entertainment for the kids and activities for adults, all in a safe, worry-free setting.
– Cally Pirrung
– Jill Taylor
Biking, culture, art, tango, table-hopping, and shopping! This city has something for every type traveler.
– Four Seasons. Located in the heart of the La Recoleta District, Four Seasons service is matched with a coveted locale. Spa-ing and dining are on tap, here, too—both of which are worth a stay.
– Palacio Duhau Park Hyatt. Also located in the historic French district of Recoleta, the hotel’s Paseo de las Artes Duhau art collection is reason enough to visit.
– La Bamba de Areco. Nestled in the heart of Pampa—one of the oldest estancias in Argentina, this recently renovated boutique hotel combines gaucho tradition with equestrian pursuits and notable cuisine.
– Floreria Atlantic. This hidden cocktail bar is tucked away beneath a gorgeous flower shop.
– Patagonia Sur. A Francis Mallmann outpost, fine dining is celebrated with a knockout wine list.
– El Cuartito. This hyper-local pizza restaurant is casual and quaint.
One of the most emblematic buildings is the Casa Rosada—the pink presidential palace. Yes, it’s touristy, but it’s where Evita used to address throngs of Peronists gathered in the Plaza de Mayo and Avenida de Mayo.
– Jill Taylor
– Cally Pirrung