Karatu is a village just outside the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It is a cheaper place to stay then inside protected area. It has a range of hotels available and is a base for safaris into both the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park. It is also possible to go on a day visit to the Hadzabe at Lake Eyasi from Karatu.

Accommodation in and around Karatu ranges from budget camping to luxury lodges (for example Gibbs Farm) . Whichever base you choose there are numerous activities that you can enjoy around Karatu. There are cultural tours to traditional bomas, visits to coffee plantations, bird walks in the farmland and numerous arts and crafts on display.

  • Culture: and Village Culture.
  • Education: and Geology.
  • Nature: and Forests.
  • Safari Activties: and Walking Safari.
  • Walking and Climbing:
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Recommended Stay: 1 night
  • How to get there: Drive
Where to stay


  • All the Parks visited are really wonderful, especially Ruaha and the "king" Katavi that worth absolutely the long trip (at least in our point of view). Yahaya and Salim are like two friends.

    Massimo Randi

    Austria, Jul 2013

  • Thank you so much for the amazing safari! This was a great safari and I can't wait to give you a full brief and photos!

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    Maria Malkova

    France, Dec 2013

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    Richard Goldberg

    United Kingdom, Jun 2013

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    Jackie, David and Sarah

    Australia, Oct 2013

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    United Kingdom, Aug 2013

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    United States of America, Jun 2013