Karatu

Travellers heading for the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater will inevitably pass through the town of Karatu in the green hills of Tanzania’s northern highlands. Presided over by the towering Ol Deani Volcano, this small, colourful town serves as a popular overnight stop for visitors exploring the area’s many game parks. The town offers a variety of activities including browsing the bustling marketplace, sampling beer at a local brewery, visiting a traditional Iraqw homestead, or taking a guided walk through the Ngorongoro Forest in search of waterfalls and elephants caves. Whether you are looking for cultural tours, hiking and biking opportunities, a chance to enjoy an authentic rural Tanzania experience, or simply a break between safari game drives, this underrated town has plenty to offer.

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Featured Tours

Tanzania Self Drive 14 days Bush to Beach Mid range

Tanzania – the land of Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. But did you know, that the country has so much more to offer? Explore the hidden gems of Tanzania and experience the uncharted corners of one of Africa’s most exciting destinations. Far from the beaten tracks, you will find a Tanzania…

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Featured Accommodation

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. The lodge offers thirty-two cottages set throughout our lushly landscaped property. Ten rooms in five double cottages are located in our coffee garden. The rest of the rooms are located…

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Country Lodge Karatu

Brought to you by the same people who created Bougainvillea Safari Lodge, Country Lodge is its ‘little sister’ situated right next doors!Country Lodge is the brainchild of Reginald Bayo and Jacob Ombay, both of whom were born and brought up in Karatu. Both are successful businessmen in their own right…

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