The Highlands

Asilia Lodges



The Highlands redefines the traditional Ngorongoro experience. Set high on the slopes of the Olmoti volcano, with views all the way to the Serengeti, you can be on the famous Ngorongoro Crater floor at dawn yet far from any other camp. This warm and stylish high-altitude camp, deliberately positioned deep in the highland wilderness for maximum privacy, offers a richness of adventure and range of activities not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.

The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro Crater experience. Set on the edge of the mountain forest hugging the Olmoti volcano to the north of Ngorongoro Crater, The Highlands strikes a perfect balance between a true wilderness experience and a high-style, contemporary escape.

Experience the highlands of the wild Ngorongoro Conservation Area surrounding the camp, home to leopard, buffalo and elephant. A Ngorongoro Crater safari is jaw-droppingly beautiful. Follow ancient Maasai trails to the summit of the Olmoti crater and visit local communities to catch a glimpse into the traditional Maasai way of life that has defined this corner of East Africa for centuries. The famous Ngorongoro Crater is easily accessible from camp, while the setting ensures maximum privacy, a rich adventure and a range of activities not possible elsewhere in Ngorongoro.


  • 8 domes (incl. 1 family dome, 2 triple domes, and a honeymoon dome)

  • Children: 5 years & above

  • Highest altitude camp in Ngorongoro

  • In room Wi-Fi (service is variable!)

Activities & features:

  • Ngorongoro Crater game drive

  • Maasai cultural experience

  • Empakaai Crater hike

  • Olmoti nature walk

  • Lunch on the crater floor and bush picnics available

  • Communal dining with individual tables on request

  • Exclusive location far from other camps in the area Iconic

  • Ngorongoro Crater experience and game drive easily accessible

  • Offers unique activities directly from camp: Olmoti climb and cultural visit

  • The only camp from which a half day visit to Empakaai Crater is possible

  • Luscious green & vibrant landscapes in direct contrast to the savannah of the Serengeti

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