The Highlands

The Highlands: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Hotel
No. of rooms 8
Last updated 3-Apr-2018

Main description of The Highlands

The Highlands: Facilities

Property facilities 24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, Bath, En-Suite, Fireplace, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Big 5, Bird Watching, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Safaris, Walks (Guided), Hiking

Room types at The Highlands

Double Tent

Double Tent

The Highlands has 6 large, luxury guest tents with fantastic view. The tents have the option of being twins and doubles. There is a triple room available on request. The tents all feature king-sized beds, en-suite bathrooms with flushable toilet and bucket shower. Hot water is always readily available for guest comfort. Each tent also has a wood burning fire place for warmth in the colder months.

Family Tent

Family Tent

The Highlands features 1 family tent specifically designed to accommodate 2 adults and 2 children. Larger than the usual tents, the emphasis here is on creating enough space to accommodate a family without it feeling cramped. These tents have king-sized, double or single beds available for individual guest needs. There are 2 separate bathrooms with flushable toilets and outdoor shower. Plus wood burning fire place for warmth in the colder months.

Honeymoon Tent

Honeymoon Tent

The Honeymoon tent at The Highlands emphasises privacy, rest and relaxation. The tent has a king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom. As well as a seating area, large elevated deck and an outdoor hot tub. The hot tub looks out into the beautiful landscape of Ngorongoro. Plus wood burning fire place for warmth in the colder months.

Activities at The Highlands

Community and Cultural visits

Community and Cultural visits

Spend the afternoon with the local Maasai in one of the neighbouring villages to learn about the traditional way of life that has defined this corner of Africa for centuries. School visits may be possible depending on the time of year.

Ngorongoro Crater descent

Ngorongoro Crater descent

Enjoy a game drive in one of the most game-rich areas in the world, the Ngorongoro Crater. Explore the vast 300km2 floor with an experienced guide and stop for lunch in a shady spot under the trees, maximising your time in this unforgettable landscape. Our seven-seater closed vehicles are fitted with power points so you can recharge your devices, as well as a fridge to keep your drinks deliciously frosty.

The Empakaai Descent and Empakaai Hike

The Empakaai Descent and Empakaai Hike

Descend into the Empakaai crater accompanied by an NCA ranger and walk to the sparkling soda lake on the crater floor, famous for the pink flamingo that congregate on its shores. Because of the camp’s proximity to Empakaai, it is the only property that gives you the opportunity to make this a half-day excursion.

The Olmoti Climb

The Olmoti Climb

Starting directly from camp, the Olmoti climb follows an ancient Maasai cattle trail through mountain forest, grasslands and rocky outcrops. Make the most of outstanding birding opportunities and the chance to see a vast array of butterfly species. At the top, you are rewarded with a magnificent view of the crater below.

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