The Stunning Ngorongoro Highlands

Explore its stunning scenery

Paul has spent the past two decades exploring areas such as these distinct highland and forest environments in order to offer unique safari experiences away from the busy Ngorongoro Crater, also to enjoy excellent walking opportunities. The views out to the Rift Valley and the Serengeti Plains are some of the most dramatic in Northern Tanzania and the highland Maasai people here are some of the most dramatically dressed people in the whole of Africa!

Ngorongoro CraterNgorongoro Crater

Lengai from EmpakaLengai from Empakai

Paul recommends a five-six night camping experience in two dramatic locations, camping at Empakai Crater and at Lemagrut Mountain with a night at a lodge in the middle to visit to the Ngorongoro Crater while the camp moves to the second location near Mount Lemagrut. Camping and walking here is an unexpected contrast to staying in the more classic bush land habitats and the chance to experience this unique East African Mountain environment should not be passed up.

The warriors are the Maasai Police forceThe warriors are the Maasai Police force

Beadwork is a passion with the MaasaiBeadwork is a passion with the Maasai

Empakaai Crater is like Conan Doyle’s Lost World, and Mount Lemagrut, a little known but spectacular mountain offers wonderful open grassland views dotted with Maasai settlements and highland acacia stands. Walking these picture postcard scenes with the Maasai here is nothing short of spectacular and many a visitors highlight.

Lemagrut with migrationLemagrut with migration

Empakai CraterEmpakai Crater

For the keen walkers Paul recommends a full day walk of 15 miles to the Ndutu area across the Serengeti plains. Best in the Jan-May season.