There are open balconies for viewing and photography; two photographic hides at ground level at either end of the lodge allow really close shots of unsuspecting animals. There are 50 twin bed rooms, which are neat and cozy and are designed like cabins on board a ship. Dinner is imaginatively served at tables with bench seating. . The view of Mount Kenya is visible on clear mornings.
Treetops is the original tree lodge, and is world famous for its location facing a water hole and a salt lick on the edge of the Salient area of the Aberdare National Park, set on stilts overlooking a floodlit waterhole and salt lick visited by a variety of animals each night. The lodge lies at 6,450 feet above sea level. It has 4 decks and a rooftop-viewing platform.