Published on October 15th, 2017 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
The Highlands, Ngorongoro, Tanzania
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. The design, by the Cape Town firm Artichoke, is stunning, with the eight elegant domed suites offer king-sized beds with floor-to-canvas-ceiling bay windows opening out to the spectacular views and wood-burning stoves for the cold winter evenings. 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.
At the heart of the camp is an authentic indoor fireplace designed to emulate the traditional East African campfire experience. Delve into the library or enjoy a drink from the extensive bar and unwind in comfort and style at the end of each rewarding day. Hearty gourmet meals are homemade using fresh, organic ingredients and supplies sourced from the Karatu area.