Reminiscent of old colonial farm life, Ngorongoro Farm House is set amidst a 500-acre coffee plantation and gives guests the unique feel of rural African living. You can walk amid the coffee plants, picturesque lawns and gardens bursting with colorful blooms en route to one of the 51 spacious, en-suite cottages here. Each cottage has a wide-open feel with vaulted ceilings, a tastefully decorated bedroom, a lounging area, as well as a bathroom and a private deck ideal for relaxing while looking out over the sweeping Rift Valley. The thatched main building is perfect for unwinding as well: sit back and look out over the plantation and flower gardens from the elevated deck, enjoy a cool cocktail in the bar, or warm yourself by the fireplace, a welcome amenity in the fresh, brisk air of the highlands. There are plenty of options for discovering this region as well. Activities may include safaris out to the Ngorongoro Crater, known as “Africa’s Garden of Eden” for its incomparable density of wildlife, as well as bird watching. You may also enjoy walking safaris through Ngorongoro Montane Forest and along the Oldeani Volcano, or set off on an excursion to neighboring Lake Eyasi in the Rift Valley, where Bushmen of the Hadzabe tribe still live much as they did millennia ago.