As you’d expect from the upmarket Serena chain, this lodge is extremely comfortable with semi-luxurious, if slightly dated rooms. The centrepiece here is a splendid bar and restaurant with soaring thatched ceilings, volcanic stone and a panoramic bar overlooking a busy illuminated waterhole – the vista stretches all the way from Mt Kilimanjaro to the Chyulu Hills and has the wow factor upon arrival.
The best watering-hole views are in rooms 14 to 39. The extravagant suites are practically cottages in their own right, boasting chintzy living rooms and epic balconies.
To cap it all off, the gardens are lovely, and there's good wi-fi throughout.