At the foot of the snow-topped Mount Kilimanjaro, Arusha National Park is home to untamed landscapes strewn with wildlife. Bordering the northern edge of the national park, Hatari Lodge can be found nestled in an acacia forest, flanked by two jutting peaks: Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, a 14,980ft dormant volcano.After a day’s exploring, retreat to Hatari to find an historic lodge with a Hollywood pedigree. Named after the 1960s blockbuster Hatari!, which starred John Wayne and was filmed in the area, this former African farm has been lovingly restored and transformed into an intimate bush lodge.Dedicated to the trio of large animals roaming Arusha National Park — elephant, buffaloand giraffe — the three villas boast decor in a traditional Swahili coastal style. The nine deluxe standard rooms are decorated with a fun, stylish mix of bright cushions and throws made from local textiles, brightly patterned Kenyan carpets and handprinted-style wallpaper peppered with vibrant wall art created by local artists. In the winter months, an open fire crackles seductively in each room. Families and larger groups should book one of the three new spacious villas looking out over a dramatic vista of Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro.