House of West Kili

Lodge in Northern Tanzania

This pleasing white lodge house set in leafy grounds is a fine place to rest for a few days and an equally fine waystation en route between Moshi and West Kilimanjaro. The rooms are large and lovely, with whitewashed walls, zebra-print chairs, four-poster beds and straw mats, and it's never overdone. There's a good on-site restaurant and bar.

The staff can organise day hikes on the slopes of Mt Kilimanjaro and cultural visits to local villages.

The house lies in Lawate, south of Sanya Juu, and around 30km from Kilimanjaro Airport; take the turn-off north at Boma Ng'ombe along the Arusha–Moshi road.