The Highlands Ngorongoro | Ngorongoro Conservation Area
The Highlands redefines the Ngorongoro 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 camp, home to leopard, buffalo and elephant. 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.
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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.
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.
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.
24-hour Security, Battery Charging Facilities, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library, Malaria Free
Balcony / Deck, Bath, En-Suite, Fireplace, Laundry Facilities, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Lounge Area, Safe, Shower, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
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.
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.
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.
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.
Your Stay2 Nights Bed & Breakfast All Drinks Included
Fast FactsHotel Spoken Languages: English, Swahili No. Rooms: 8 Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Dunia Camp | Central Serengeti
Pitched on a major wildebeest migration corridor in the Central Serengeti, Dunia Camp offers easy access to the scenic Moru Kopjes and superb sightings of the big cats, leopard and rhino that roam the forests on the fringes of the Seronera River.
Dunia is a tranquil semi-permanent camp with just eight spacious tented suites, each with expansive views of the pristine wilderness and game-filled plains from a large private veranda. Attention to every detail is balanced by a graceful simplicity in harmony with the serene location. Enjoy an exclusive Serengeti safari with superb sightings of resident game and migration viewing twice a year, and round it all off with a sunrise hot-air balloon flight.
- Activities and Services
Dunia Camp has 8 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.
The family tent has a king size bed with a separate section with 2 single beds.The tents all feature s, en-suite bathrooms with flushable toilet and bucket shower. Hot water is always readily available for guest comfort.
24-hour Security, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Library
En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card
Wildlife viewing and bird watching game drives within the central Serengeti are offered twice per day. Experienced guides encourage guests to see and experience the Serengeti through their eyes, sharing a world of small and large wonders that only they truly know and understand.
Balloon safaris are a romantic and evocative way of experiencing the wilderness of East Africa, as you silently fly over the plains teeming with herds of wildlife in the early morning. Typically, a balloon safari begins around 6 am and lasts for around 1-2 hours. Balloon safaris (additional cost) in the Serengeti take off from designated sites in the nearby Seronera area. The safari is followed by a champagne breakfast in the bush, a fitting end to a memorable flight in the wild.
The adventure starts here! Dunia welcomes children 6 yrs. and over. We guarantee a private safari vehicle to families of 4 more during the low season, but during high season families with children under 12 are obliged to use a private game-viewing vehicle at extra cost. Our bush guides have a wealth of insightful experience and they will fascinate you and your children with bush-wise facts, wildlife know-how, games, local customs and incredible stories of life in the wilderness.
Your Stay3 Nights Full Board and Activities All Drinks Included
Fast Facts4 Star Safari Lodge Spoken Languages: English, Swahili No. Rooms: 8 Special Interests: Adventure, Big 5, Birding, Flora, Gourmet, History & Culture, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing, Wildlife
Namiri Plains Camp | Central Serengeti
For 20 years, the grasslands of the Eastern Serengeti were closed to tourists to allow the cheetah population to replenish itself. Today, this is big-cat territory, where cheetah roam the area in pursuit of prey, and lion and leopard hunt undisturbed.
In 2014, the region reopened with Asilia appointed as its custodian. Guests can enjoy this incredible corner of the Serengeti from the comfort of cool and elegant Namiri Plains. Expansive views, serious comfort, exceptional privacy and unrivalled sightings of apex predators in a region of the Serengeti come together to give you an exclusive and action-packed safari experience.
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Accommodation at Namiri Plains is nothing short of superb. This small and exclusive haven comprises eight elegant tented suites with sweeping 360-degree views of the plains. The king-sized beds fitted with crisp black and white linens are seriously comfortable. Spacious en-suite bathrooms have flushing toilets and hot running water in both the indoor and outdoor showers (note: the views from here are irresistible). There is 1 family tent at Namiri Plains which accommodates 2 adults with 2 children.
24-hour Security, Bar, Eco Friendly, Library
Dressing Gowns, En-Suite, Fan, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Enjoy twice daily game drives from Namiri Plains Camp with the knowledgeable guides. Study and photograph the big cats of the area at your leisure, and absorb the astonishing sight of massive herds of wildebeest appearing to take over the plains. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between a seven-seater open-sided vehicle (with canvas roof) or a five-seater closed vehicle (with pop-up roof). All vehicles have power points where you can recharge your devices, and are fitted with fridges to keep your drinks perfectly chilled.
Walking is the most intimate way to experience the bush. The pace is easy, your eye-level is that of the wildlife and your senses are more acutely aware of the sights, smells and sounds, from the small things close at hand to the giants at a distance. Heighten your senses to the sights, sounds and smells of the bush on a walking safari from Namiri Plains. This is one of the most intimate ways to experience the bush – the pace is easy and the memories will stay with you forever.