Asilia Highlands, Tanzania

The Highlands is Asilia's newest project, and a very exciting one at that. The Ngorongoro area has been sorely lacking lacking any camps operated for true safari enthusiasts, and this fills the gap. The fascinatingly unique design blends well with the surrounding environment and creates a feeling of real luxury.

The Highlands Asilia - A guide 

This brand new lodge is located on the edge of the mountain forest which hugs the Olmoti Volcano, just north of the Ngorongoro Crater itself. The contemporary, luxurious design is balanced well with Asilia's more traditional approach to safari camps. This balance does mean that The Highlands will appeal to both luxury honeymooners and safari die-hards. 

Whilst you can easily use The Highlands as a base to explore the Ngorongoro Crater, this is just a small part of its appeal. Asilia deliberately based the camp away from the hustle and bustle of the main Crater rim, meaning that you have almost exclusive access to the wilds of the Olmoti Volcano. Here you can follow ancient Maasai trails to the summit of the Olmoti Crater and visit local communities to learn about their culture and relationship with nature.

Why we love Asilia Highlands, Tanzania 

The design of Asilia's The Highlands 'pods' themselves is revolutionary; the centralised bed looks straight into a huge panoramic, with the triangulated window design offering spectacular views and making the room wonderfully light during the days. The interior is very chic and simple, clean cut lines and wood floors. A large partition separates the bedroom from the modern bathroom.

Whilst being a real newcomer, everything points towards The Highlands as being the next big thing, and on our recent visits, we think it is living up to the hype. It offers a really diverse Ngorongoro experience which is not solely focussed on the crater game drives, but also on the local villages whom they have a fantastic relationship with, and the mesmerising surrounding scenery. If you can cope with the bumpy road to get there, it is a very special place to forget your worries at for up to around 4 nights. 


The Highlands Asilia Rates:
$1,195 per person

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