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Karatu Travel Guide | Karatu Travel

Karatu Travel Guide | Karatu Travel

“Karatu is a safari gateway to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater. Karatu is a colourful bustling town,  Dusty but absolutely delightful, the main street is wide and always vibrant with people in brightly coloured clothes chatting, laughing and going about their daily activities” – Arusha travel City Guide!


  • #1. Easy access to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and Crater
  • #2. Prolific wildlife viewing and spectacular scenery at Ngorongoro Crater
  • #3. Beautiful, lush surroundings with many established coffee plantations
  • #4. An array of spacious and private accommodation in the area to suit all budgets
  • #5. Plenty of energetic activities in and around Karatu, including walks, trekking and biking
  • #6. Village walks and visits to meet local people and learn about their culture and traditions

……… Read more about Karatu ………

Details of Karatu:

The town of Karatu is located at the southern end of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The landscape of Karatu is dominated by the extinct volcano of Ol Deani. Karatu area is well known for coffee and arable farms on the slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater.

The town was of great importance to the German colonial administration. Karatu was popular for farmers and settlers, because of its vast and extensive fields. A few large farmers still cultivate coffee and crop on the hills and valleys in Karatu’s vicinity.

Karatu primarily acts as a safari gateway to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.  Learning the local greetings can get you far when it comes to being hassled. A simple Jambo will cause both shock and joy. Karatu is a sleepy small town. Everything can be done by foot. Because of the pedestrian paths besides the main Karatu road walking is safe and comfortable.

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