Set in scenic surroundings on a peaceful hilltop is the lovely Highview Hotel. The hotel is just a few kilometres from the exotic market in the village of Karatu, and central to your visit to the national parks.
It has 41 rooms and a veranda overlooking a lush valley with coffee plantations, which the elephants love to ravage. The hotel also has its own coffee plantation, and the coffee can be enjoyed at the hotel and purchased to take home with you. An organic fruit and vegetable garden are also part of the hotel.
A swimming pool, day spa with massage facilities, a cosy outdoor bar and bonfire pit, which you can sit around in the evening and discuss the day’s safari, are also to be found at the hotel. In addition to the restaurant, there is a large lounge with fireplace and bar. Two Masai building are attached to the hotel, where local Masai women demonstrate the use of herbal remedies and produce Masai art as well as traditional costumes and jewellery.
A handful of smiling, helpful Masais dressed in tribal costume act as porters and guards.
The hotel cooperates with a local children’s home, which can be visited on request. Donations of clothing or food can be delivered to the children’s home.
You can opt to upgrade to Highview Coffee Lodge.