Antique furniture, Persian rugs, and understated elegance characterize this exclusive lodge, which sprawls out along the banks of the Murera River. You'll stay in one of the thatch and wood bandas, with his-and-her en-suite bathrooms; or a family cottage or suite, all with stunning views. The food is superb even by high Kenyan standards, and there's a great wine list and open-air kitchen. The lodge offers a pottery workshop and an unforgettable pool that allows you to come safely nose to nose—there's a glass panel between the river and the pool—with crocs in the river.
Meru National Park, Kenya