Finally, a luxury camp located amongst the volcanoes, away from the Ngorongoro Crater rim! The Highlands is perfectly situated to explore the uplands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. This high-altitude camp sits high on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano, far from any other camp in the area. For hikers, trekkers and explorers, the Highlands provides a stylish refuge from which to explore this wilderness playground. With the Ngorongoro, Olmoti and Empakai craters all easily accessible as day trips, a stay at the Highlands is the perfect detour to complement a traditional safari.
The Ngorongoro Crater is renowned for its density of wildlife, where visitors can see the Big Five, including the endangered black rhino
Expect to spot zebra, gazelle, ostrich, wildebeest and occasionally cheetah, en route to Empakai Crater
Flamingoes on the lake in the Empakai Crater are always a spectacular sight. In addition, there is a chance of seeing buffalo, hyena and elephant on the hike out of the crater.
The Olmoti slopes are home to buffalo, elephant, small antelope, hyena and leopard.
The quirky domes blend stylishly into the forested hillside of the crater, inspired by Maasai dwellings. Sweeping views across the Ngorongoro highlands all the way to the Serengeti, make this delightful camp perfectly suited to taking some time out during an extended safari.
8 domes (including 1 family dome and 2 triple domes)
Children: 5 years & above
Highest-altitude camp in Ngorongoro
Included in your stay:
Ngorongoro Crater game drives
Maasai cultural experiences
Empakai Crater hikes
Olmoti nature walks
WHY WOULD WE SUGGEST THE HIGHLANDS FOR YOUR SAFARI?
We love the camp’s exclusive location far from other camps in the area
The iconic Ngorongoro Crater experience and game drive are easily accessible
Several unique activities are available directly from camp, including Olmoti climb and a Maasai cultural visit
Importantly, this is the only camp from which a half-day visit to Empakai Crater is possible
Finally, the luscious green and vibrant landscapes in direct contrast to the savannah of the Serengeti