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The Highlands

Guest dome from the air

The Highlands

• 8 canvas & perspex domed suites

• The highest altitude camp in Ngorongoro

• On the slopes of the Olmoti volcano with sweeping views to the Serengeti

• Exclusive location ideal for privacy and unique activities

• Ngorongoro Crater boasts one of the largest wildlife densities in the world including the Big 5 & an array of predators & large mammals


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  • The Highlands Activities Game Viewing Ngorongoro Wildebeest Zebra Flamingo
  • The Highlands Activities Sundowners
  • The Highlands Dining Area Deck
  • The Highlands Honeymoon Dome Sunset
  • The Highlands Lounge

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-end contemporary escape. Experience the highlands of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, follow ancient Masai trails to the summit of Olmoti crater, and visit local communities to catch a glimpse into the traditional Masai way of life. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, and the setting ensures maximum privacy, a rich adventure and a range of activities. Guests enjoy sweeping views all the way to the Serengeti. Inspiration for the eight canvas-and-glass domed suites was drawn from traditional Masai bomas. Warm, intimate and contemporary, this is a fabulous place from which to discover the wild and pristine Crater Highlands.

• 8 ensuite tented domes (double/ twin convertible and 2 triples available on request)

• 1 Family Dome – two interconnecting domes

• Honeymoon Dome with jacuzzi

• Children over the age of 5 years are welcome


• Day game drives – Ngorongoro Crater

• Bush lunches

• Sundowners

• Guided bush walks – Olmoti Nature Walk & Ngorongoro Crater descent

• Hiking – Empakai Crater

• Cultural community visits

• WiFi: in-room

• 24 hour electricity

• Charging facilities: in-room

• Laundry

• Guest areas: bar, lounge, dining area, fireplace and library

• Hot & cold running water

• Flush toilet

• Hot water indoor shower

• Wood-burning stove

• In-room safety deposit box

• Sitting area

• Honeymoon Dome: jacuzzi

• Supporting Ochaniomelok Primary School – partnership with Kamitei Foundation

• Open year round

• Lake Manyara Airstrip – 2.5 hour drive

• Daily scheduled flights departing Arusha Airport

• Daily scheduled flights departing Dar es Salaam Julius Nyerere International Airport

• Daily scheduled flights departing Zanzibar and Serengeti

• Private charter

• Road transfer from Arusha, approximately 4.5 hours

• Road transfer from Tarangire, approximately 5 hours

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