The Highlands offers its guests an experience of the Ngorongoro Crater like no other. Combining ultra-luxury with low-impact, the Highlands is without a doubt the place to go to discover the wild and beautiful crater. Eight elegant domed suites, inspired by the local Masai bomas, offer guests king-sized beds with floor-to-canvas-ceiling bay windows, en-suite bathrooms with hot running water, showers and flushing toilets, and wood-burning stoves.
Perched high on the slopes of the Olmoti Volcano, guests can enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Gol Mountains in the northwest, the Empakaai Crater in the east and all the way to the Olmoti crater in the west. The Ngorongoro Crater – a 45 minute drive from the Highlands – is one of the most iconic natural wonders of the world. Believed to have once been a contender of Mount Kilimanjaro as the highest peak in Africa, its dome collapsed in on itself a little over 2.5 million years ago resulting in the gigantic caldera; the largest un-flooded and intact caldera in the world. As a result of its mineral rich soil, the crater overflows with wildlife year-round. Indeed, the park is one of the most densely crowded wildlife areas in the world – home to an estimated 30,000 animals.