The Highlands Ngorongoro

This excellent camp on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano to the north of the Ngorongoro Crater is unlike any other property in the country. Comprised of  8 perspex-and-canvas dome suites, The Highlands Ngorongoro offers guests a wilderness experience with all the trimmings of a premium luxury lodge.

Each of the domes contain king-sized beds, windows with views onto the camp’s wild surroundings as well as wood-burning stoves for chilly winter evenings. Private ensuite bathrooms contain hot water showers and flushing toilets.

Meals take place in the warm tented dining room, while there is a wood-panelled bar tent and stylish lounge dome dominated by a central fireplace. Things to do outside of this unique property include climbing the Olmoti Volcano, looking for flamingos on the Empakaai Crater floor, spending an afternoon with local Maasai and game drives in the vast Ngorongoro Crater.


How to get to The Highlands Ngorongoro

This secluded camp is 2.5 hours by road from the Manyara airstrip.

Activities at The Highlands Ngorongoro

  • Game drives within the Ngorongoro Crater and Conservation Area
  • Olmoti Volcano climb
  • Empakaai Crater descent
  • Maasai community and cultural visits
  • Bush picnics

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

The Highlands Ngorongoro Highlights

  • One of Africa’s most unique lodges
  • Offering a range of activities in addition to classic Ngorongoro Crater game drives
  • Sleep in a luxurious perspex-and-canvas dome suite
  • Scale the Olmoti Volcano for unsurpassed views
  • Descend into the Empakaai Crater on foot in search of flamingo

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Entamanu Ngorongoro

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Kitela Lodge

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Lemala Ngorongoro Tented Camp

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Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

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Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

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Ngorongoro Farm House

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Ngorongoro Serena Lodge

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Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

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The Highlands Ngorongoro

Located the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano to the north of the Ngorongoro Crater, the Highlands Ngorongoro offers guests an exclusive wilderness experience with all the trimmings of a premium

The Manor at Ngorongoro

Nestled in hills to the south of the Ngorongoro Crater lies The Manor at Ngorongoro masterfully blends old-world Afro-European grandeur and service with modern-day East African style and hospitality.



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