About This Accommodation
Perched atop the Olmoti crater, The Highlands offers sweeping views all the way to the Serengeti. While the remote camp is carefully positioned for maximum privacy, the famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp. Eight elegant boma-inspired suites offer king-sized beds with floor-to-canvas-ceiling bay windows opening out to the spectacular views.
The Ngorongoro Crater Area (NCA) – a UNESCO world heritage site – offers one of the richest wildlife viewing experiences on the African continent. The greater NCA area contains over 25,000 large animals and a wide range of bird species. At The Highlands itself, wildlife species include: lion, serval (rare), leopard, black rhino, wildebeest, golden jackal, elephant, Thomson’s gazelle, buffalo and spotted hyena.
On top of game drives and incredible wildlife encounters, The Highlands offers a range of other activities including world-class climbing. If you want more than the classic Ngorongoro descent, The Highlands is the place for you. Olmoti climb starts directly from camp, following an ancient Maasai cattle trail through mountain forest, grasslands and rocky outcrops. At the top, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the crater. The Highlands is one of the only camps that gives you the opportunity to make the half-day excursion to Empakaai crater accompanied by an NCA ranger and descending to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingos that congregate on its shores.
Community and cultural visits with the local Maasai in one of the neighboring villages is possible year-round and school visits may be possible depending on the time of year.