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The Highlands

WHY WE LOVE THE HIGHLANDS

 

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.

 

Domed tent on the side of Olmoti volcano
Tented domes on the forested slopes of Olmoti volcano, emulating the Maasai huts of the surrounding highlands.

 

GAME VIEWING

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 CAMP

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
  • In-room Wi-Fi

 

 

The Highlands - internal view of a dome
Domes are double or twin-bedded with an en suite bathroom, double vanity and double indoor shower . A wood-burning stove provides warmth.

 

ACTIVITIES

Included in your stay:

Ngorongoro Crater game drives

Maasai cultural experiences

Empakai Crater hikes

Olmoti nature walks

Game viewer on a road on the Ngorongoro crater floor
Game drive in the Ngorongoro Crater
Image of Munge falls on the Olmoti Crater
Hike to the Munge Falls on the Olmoti volcano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

WE USE THE HIGHLANDS IN THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS:

 

 

 

 

 

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