Explore the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area Highlands

  • Exciting off the beaten track, day hikes, short walks or long multi-day hikes.
  • Spectacular scenery with wildlife, mountains and craters.
  • Experience culture, nature and hiking on it's own or combined with a wildlife safari.
  • Quiet locations. not packed with tourists.
  • and much more!
Ngorongoro Highland Trekking map

The Ngorongoro Highlands are one of our favorite places in Tanzania to hike. This unique 'off the beaten track' location offers spectacular scenery through the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area highlands, forest walks, mountains, craters, Maasailand and the Rift Valley. The scenery here cannot be compared with anywhere else in the world combined with the fact that these are quiet areas with mainly the local Maasai inhabitants who coexist with wildlife in harmony, making this must visit place for adventure travelers.

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When to visit

These recommendations are based on weather predictions and trends.

Excellent time

January, February, July to October, December

Good time

March, June, November

Mixed time

April, May

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Why choose us?

Here are some of the top reasons thousands have chosen Shah Tours.

35+ years experience

We are not just saying it, we have decades of experience with many guides having worked with us for years and years creating memories since 1984.

Family owned

Currently on the third generation of the 'Shah' in Shah Tours, we have always been family owned bringing the experience and passion of many generations.


We are part of multiple organisations to ensure our standards are high. Some of our tours are also externally monitored to ensure fair and independent monitoring.

Superior guides

Most of our guides have worked with us for many years and have plenty of training, skill and real world experience to offer a superb and friendly experience in multiple languages.

Safe and Reliable

Policies for safety and operations ensure our tours are enjoyable and safe. Some companies still operate without licenses and cut corners, we are not one of them!

Happy clients

Although we have never counted exactly, we can safely say that many tens of 1000's have travelled with us and left happy. We continually improve based on feedback.