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.