This immense resort is set on the boundary of Tsavo East National Park; it's a two-hour drive from Mombasa, and is a great favourite with beach holidaymakers. Don't expect perfect peace and tranquility though, as it's a popular family destination (kids under 2 stay free, 2–12 at half price). Its saving grace is the water hole, which attracts masses of widlife. Apart from game drives, which are extra, there's plenty to do at the resort. If you're feeling active, there is billiards, badminton, and table tennis, a pool with a Jacuzzi, and a spa. Bringing the kids? Ask about the babysitting services. There's also a children's play area outside and a discovery room inside with wildlife DVDs and games. There are specially designed rooms for physically handicapped people near the lobby.