The Highlands, Ngorongoro| Tanzania Safari
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The Highlands

Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Safaris

The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro experience. Set on the edge of the mountain forest hugging the Olmoti volcano to the north of Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a high-style, contemporary escape.

Experience the highlands of the wild Ngorongoro Conservation Area surrounding camp, home to leopard, buffalo and elephant.  Follow ancient Maasai trails to the summit of the Olmoti crater and visit local communities to catch a glimpse into the traditional Maasai way of life that has defined this corner of East Africa for centuries. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, while the setting ensures maximum privacy, a rich adventure and a range of activities not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.


  • Exclusive, remote location in comfort and privacy, far from other camps
  • Ngorongoro crater experience and wildlife game drives easily accessible
  • A variety of activities available straight from camp including the Olmoti climb and more

Amenities at the Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Safaris

  • Butler
  • Minibar
  • Hairdryer
  • Monogrammed robes
  • Bulgari toiletries
  • Hot water bottles

Rooms at the Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Safaris

The design of Asilia’s The Highlands ‘pods’ themselves is revolutionary; the centralised bed looks straight into a huge panoramic, with the triangulated window design offering spectacular views and making the room wonderfully light during the days. The interior is very chic and simple, clean cut lines and wood floors. A large partition separates the bedroom from the modern bathroom

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What to do at the Highlands, Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania Safaris

  • Olmoti climb
    Starting directly from camp, the Olmoti climb follows an ancient Maasai cattle trail through mountain forest, grasslands and rocky outcrops. Make the most of outstanding birding opportunities and the chance to see a vast array of butterfly species. At the top, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the crater below.
  • Empakaai descent
    Descend into the Empakaai crater accompanied by an NCA ranger and walk to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingo that congregate on its shores. Because of the camp’s proximity to Empakaai, it is the only property that gives you the opportunity to make this a half-day excursion.
  • Community & cultural visits
    Spend the afternoon with the local Maasai in one of the neighbouring villages to learn about the traditional way of life that has defined this corner of Africa for centuries. School visits may be possible depending on the time of year.
  • Ngorongoro Crater Descent
    Enjoy a game drive in one of the most game-rich areas in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the vast 300km2 floor with an experienced guide and stop for lunch in a shady spot under the trees, maximising your time in this unforgettable landscape. Our seven-seater closed vehicles are fitted with power points so you can recharge your devices, as well as a fridge to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.