- Designer chic dome-shaped safari tents offer a unique and modern take on a safari camp.
- Located on the unspoilt Olmoti volcano, north of the Ngorongoro Crater.
- High design meets low impact on the environment.
- Totally unique experiences on offer – walk ancient Maasai trails near Olmoti, descend into the Empakai crater floor on foot, lunch with a lion researcher and authentic Maasai cultural visits.
- 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.
- Remote location on the slopes of Olmoti Volcano, offering exclusive activities to the area.
- In-room wood-burning fireplace and in-room solar/generator power.
- Families with children aged five and older are welcome.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
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’re able to charge your devices, as well as a fridge to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.
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.
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.
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.
Settled in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania lies The Highlands safari camp. Surrounded by mountain forests, not only is the camp secluded but also a hub of ecological sustainability.A wonderful spot from which to witness The Great Migration in season, the camp is rich with wildlife, offering sightings of leopard, buffalo, elephant, lions and black rhino. Connect with the local community with village visits or Maasai trails before heading out on guided walks to the Ngorongoro Crater or the Olmoti Nature Walk, Engage in activities such as birding, photography or head out on game drives with knowledgeable rangers.
Stay in one of eight canvas dome tents which are all equipped with en-suite bathrooms as well as wood-burning fireplaces for the colder months. Relish gourmet meals crafted from organic ingredients and served by the attentive staff in the on-site dining area.
Guest accommodation at Highlands comprises eight suites, each within a separate dome. All suites are doubles, but two can be configured as a triple room. The distance between the suites is 15–20 metres, affording ample privacy for guests. Floor-to-ceiling bay windows provide amazing views – and guests can also enjoy their surroundings from a private veranda with a table and a couple of chairs. Inside, furnishings include bedside tables, a storage trunk, a wardrobe, and a woodburning stove for chilly winter evenings! The en-suite facilities are located at the back of each suite, consisting of flush toilet, twin washbasins, and hot/cold running shower. This is very high quality accommodation, with some nice touches such as interesting artwork, snug rugs, and some seriously sumptuous fabrics!
Guest Tent - 2 pax
The Highlands has six large, luxury guest tents with fantastic views stretching to the Gola Mountains. The domes have the option of being twins or doubles with several having a mezzanine available for a third bed. The tents all feature king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with separate flush toilet and double-headed plumbed shower. Each tent also has a wood burning fireplace and plenty of cosy blankets and rugs for warmth in the colder months.
Family Tent - 4 pax
The Highlands features one family tent specifically designed to accommodate two adults and two children. The main dome is a standard double with a covered walkway leading to a smaller dome with twin beds and en-suite shower room for the children.
Honeymoon Tent - 2 pax
The Honeymoon dome emphasises privacy, rest, and relaxation, with a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom with a double headed shower, as well as wood burning fire place for warmth in the colder months. In addition, there is a seating area, large elevated deck, and an outdoor hot tub which looks out over the beautiful landscape of Ngorongoro.
The lounge contains almost a full circle of cushioned seating and plenty of coffee tables within the ring, in addition to double doors leading on to a deck. The focus of the lounge is its central fireplace, which lends the room the impression of a traditional fire pit!
The dining area features comfy chairs around separate tables, as well as doors on to a deck. The palette throughout is earthy tones, with sophisticated splashes of metallics in the very elegant overhead lighting!
Within the large dome there is a luxurious lounge and bar area, with adjoining dining room.
The en-suite facilities are located at the back of each suite, consisting of flush toilet, twin washbasins, and hot/cold running shower. This is very high quality accommodation, with some nice touches such as interesting artwork, snug rugs, and some seriously sumptuous fabrics!