Even the two-hour drive from the city of Arusha is an adventure. Our Toyota Land Cruiser rocks over the potholed road like a steamship in a storm - but the strain is worth it. Because the Original Massai Lodge (on the plain between the Meru volcano and Kilimanjaro) is not only a great place to relax, but also a unique tourism project. Built by Maasai, the lodge feels like a boma, a traditional Maasai village. You sleep in traditional mud huts with western comfort, including your own terrace, in front of which zebras graze in the morning, if you are lucky. The facilities also include a swimming pool, sauna, massages and full board.