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Welcome to the Highview Hotel Karatu


Nov 20,2016

Welcome to the Highview Hotel Karatu

Following your exhilarating Mt. Kilimanjari climb, we invite you to continue on a Zara guided safari, and include an overnight stay at Highview Hotel Karatu.

The Highview Hotel is located 140 km North-West of Arusha, Tanzania, outside the town of Karatu, set between the Northern Highlands Forest Reserve of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the surrounding coffee farms. This location is the ideal base for excursion trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, and Lake Eyasi area. Longer trips include Tarangire, Serengeti National Park, and the Lake Natron area.

Highview Hotel Rooms

After check-in at the reception of the Highview Hotel, a short stroll takes you to your hotel room. Located on top of a small hill, we invite you to relax in the middle of nature.

From the building’s front balustrade, enjoy a fantastic view of the local agricultural land and the densely forested hills of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area beyond. All tastefully furnished and decorated rooms have king size twin beds, en-suite bathrooms with toilet and hot shower.

From your hotel room it's just a short walk back to the building housing the reception, lounge and restaurant, passing through the beautiful and well-maintained gardens. Relax in well-shaded garden chairs. In a separate area, organic vegetables and fruits are grown to be served in the restaurant.

Dining at Highview Hotel

Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at our restaurant or outside in the gardens in front of the hotel. Our kitchen offers a selection of local and continental dishes, served a la carte or in buffet style. If on a safari or excursion during the day, we also prepare take-away lunch boxes, and we arrange hot bush lunches.

Wind down with a drink at the bar of our spacious lounge. Play a selection of board games, browse the internet, or relax in front of the open fire.

And cool down at pool.

Local Maasai Culture

The Highview Hotel also regularly presents cultural shows including local music, dance and acrobatics.  Soon to be completed are two Maasai houses, located on the grounds of the Highview Hotel. One of these Maasai house is located in our organic vegetable garden. We use it to demonstrate local Maasai medication, and our guests are welcome to try certain herbs and benefit from their medical properties.

The second Maasai house is located beside the new swimming pool. It is also used as an exhibition space for our in-house artist who paints Tinga-Tinga style art. Also Masaai women will use this space to present their traditional Maasai jewelry. These women will also teach our hotel guests how to make these jewelries. The only costs associated, if guests wish, will be the purchase of any goods. The profits will be used to support Maasai villages in the Ngorongoro area in food, water, and clothing issues.

Highview Hotel Karatu is owned and operated by ZARA Tours, Moshi, a Travel Agency and Tour Operator fully licensed and registered under the law of the Republic of Tanzania.

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