The Highlands Ngorongoro

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This luxurious and intimate eco lodge has a total of 8 rooms, 4 doubles, 2 triples, a family room that sleeps 6 and a honeymoon room with private hot tub. Set high on the Olmoti volcano with stunning east and west landscape views this stylish camp offers maximum privacy and diverse experiences. Located 40 minutes from the nearest property and yet only 45 minutes to the Ngorongoro Crater floor, with no need to stop at the main gate.

The Highlands offers 3 additional activities to the Crater safari; The Olmoti hike, a 2 to 3 hour roundtrip with a gentle ascent through mountain forest, grassland and rocky outcrops, great for bird and butterfly viewing. The Empakaai Crater trip, a day trip to this stunning crater to see the famous flamingos in the lake and a 1 hour 30 big game walk on the crater rim. Finally you can join one of the Maasai staff and visit the local school and villages to gain a rich understanding of the Maasai culture.

How to get to The Highlands Ngorongoro

Situated at the edge of the mountain forest on the slopes of Olmoti Volcano with dramatic highlands landscapes and Ngorongoro Crater on its doorstep. Approximately 2½ hours' drive from Lake Manyara airstrip.

Activities at The Highlands Ngorongoro

In addition to the Ngorongoro crater descent, The Highlands is the only camp in the area to offer an Olmoti Volcano climb, Empakaai crater descent and community and cultural visits to the neighbouring school and villages..

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Selected Itineraries

Our favorite itineraries that visit Ngorongoro Crater

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Suite exteriors - Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

The Wonders of Tanzania's Northern Circuit Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $8,620 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Game drive amidst the wildebeest

Tanzania Longer For Less Special

Days
9
Cost Per Person
From $6,610 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
serengeti landscape

Northern Tanzania Safari Dry Season Highlights

Days
10
Cost Per Person
From $6,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves
Serengeti dining

Northern Tanzania and Zanzibar Family Adventure

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $17,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Tanzania
Locations
Ngorongoro Crater, Arusha, Tarangire National Park, Serengeti & Grumeti Reserves, Zanzibar Island