The Highlands Ngorongoro is Tanzania’s latest luxury camp, blending rich game viewing experiences with warm and contemporary accommodations.

There’s a new luxury outpost in Tanzania redefining the safari experience in the Ngorongoro Crater area. The Highlands Ngorongoro hasn’t even opened yet, but it’s already attracting the attention of press and safari-goers everywhere. 

Set on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano in Ngorongoro’s wild highlands, The Highlands Ngorongoro is raising the bar for high style camps and true wilderness adventure. At 9,000 feet above sea level, it’s set to be the highest altitude luxury accommodation in the Ngorongoro region.


Eight stylish domed suites draw their inspiration from traditional Maasai bomas in the area with floor to ceiling glass bay windows providing striking views all the way across to the Serengeti. Inside the canvas-and-glass suites you’ll find wood burning stoves for cool winter nights, king-sized beds, and ensuite bathrooms. The intimate and warm suites are finished out with fur throws and black and white photographs of Maasai tribesmen creating an homey and inviting feel.

The Ngorongoro Conservation Area is a true wildlife sanctuary, home to an incredible abundance of animals, including large numbers of leopard, buffalo, and elephant. Game drives into the crater are easily accessible, but because of the unique location of camp, there are tons of other activities for guests to explore.

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From The Highlands Ngorongoro, set out on treks through the Crater Highlands, following ancient Maasai trails to the Olmoti crater summit. You can also visit local Maasai villages to see the traditional way of life for the Maasai. Here, the pastoral life has remained unchanged for centuries.

Ready to see The Highlands Ngorongoro for yourself? It’s opening in June, just in time for the wildebeest migration through the area. How’s that for a grand opening?

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