The Highlands Ngorongoro

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The Highlands is in scenic Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from this tented safari camp. Its location guarantees maximum privacy, an unforgettable adventure and various activities which are not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.

The lodge is on the edge of the mountain forest bordering the Olmoti volcano to the north of Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater.

When staying in this remote region of Tanzania, guests experience the highlands of the untamed Ngorongoro Conservation Area surrounding the camp which is home to elephants, lions, leopards and buffaloes.

Quick facts:

  • Remote location in privacy and comfort, far from other camps
  • Ngorongoro crater experience
  • Wildlife safari drives easily accessible
  • Various activities available direct from the camp including the Olmoti climb
  • Suitable for an active, classic and romantic safari
  • Closest airstrip: Lake Manyara: 2 and a half hours.

Accommodation at The Highlands is provided in luxurious tents which offer the ideal balance of a comfortable wilderness escape. The eight uniquely domed suites are elegant providing king-sized beds.

Through the floor-to-canvas-ceiling bay windows, magnificent views can be enjoyed in the surroundings. En-suite bathrooms feature hot running water, as well as showers and flushing toilets. For the cold winter evenings, guests may make use of the wood-burning stoves.

  • Eight high-style perspex-canvas domed suites
  • Two triples are available on request
  • En-suite bathrooms (hot running water, showers and flushing toilets)
  • The distance between tents: 15–20 metres
  • In-room lockable box
  • Complimentary laundry service
  • Solar and generator power
  • In-room power
  • In-room wood-burning stoves.


With its ideal location set on the volcano in Tanzania, The Highlands Safari Camp provides various activities which are unique in the Ngorongoro Area.

  • Safari drives in the Ngorongoro Crater
  • Ngorongoro Crater descent
  • Olmoti nature walk
  • Empakaai Crater hike (flamingos)
  • Maasai cultural experience & community visits.

Olmoti climb: Starting off direct at the camp, the Olmoti climb follows the ancient Maasai cattle trail which leads guests through mountain forests, rocky outcrops and grasslands.

Empakaai descent: Travellers have the chance to descend into the scenic Empakaai crater accompanied by an NCA game ranger. One can walk to the soda lake which lies on the crater floor. It is world-famous for the uncountable pink flamingo which lives on its shores.

Community & cultural visits: Visitors may spend the afternoon visiting the local Maasai in a neighbouring village and learn about their traditional way of life and culture. Ngorongoro Crater descent: A once in a lifetime experience is the adventurous safari drives in the wildlife-rich Ngorongoro Crater. It is here where one can explore the vast 300km2 floor accompanied by an experienced guide.

Family Safaris

The Family Suite at The Highlands can accommodate a family with kids aged five and older. This camp provides a wide range of thrilling activities for children which includes the not to be missed safari drives into the famous Ngorongoro Crater and memorable visits to the local Maasai village. Children above the age of 16 have the opportunity to visit the Olmoti and Empakaai crater.

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FAQs about The Highlands Ngorongoro
What is the contact number for reservations?

The contact numbers to make a reservation at The Highlands Ngorongoro are:

•  Cape Town Reservations +27 (0) 21 794 9050
•  Durban Reservations: +27 (0) 31 941 5945
•  Johannesburg Reservations: +27 (0) 10 446 8045.

Alternatively, you can check availability and book online by clicking here.

Where about is The Highlands Ngorongoro located?
The Highlands Ngorongoro is located at the following location / address: North West slope of Olmoti Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.