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Ngorongoro Highlands Camp
also known as The Highlands At Ngorongoro
, is located in the Ngorongoro Crater
area of Northern Tanzania
Set on the forested slopes of the Olmoti Crater, some twenty minutes drive north of the main crater, Ngorongoro Highlands Camp is a very unusual and high quality permanent facility comprised of interesting geodesic domed structures. The lodge is centred on a pair of domes which contain the lounge and dining spaces. Guest accommodation is in eight further domes, three of which have an mezzanine level with further beds for kids and one of which is a honeymoon room with a hot-tub on the deck. A further family suite has an additional smaller dome attached for the kids to sleep in.
Activities are centred on vehicle safari into the Ngorongoro Crater, supplemented by some superb hiking in the hills and forests around camp, notably up to the Olmoti Crater and down into the mysterious Empakai Crater. Various cultural activities with the local Maasai people may also be available, with visits to the local pastoral village proving very relaxed and interesting.
The main potential downsides at Ngorongoro Highlands Camp are that the camp is relatively expensive and the weather can be quite adverse at these altitudes. Guest are also inherently exposed to the high levels of visitor traffic that can be present in the crater itself. SeasonsPricesTrips