Karatu Town

Karatu is a colourful bustling town situated in a highland area between the Rift Valley and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The landscape of Karatu is dominated by the extinct volcano of Ol Deani. The area is a vibrant and important farming area, with many large and small farms and plantations. The Karatu area is one of the largest coffee-producing areas in Tanzania and visitors can enjoy coffee tours.

The people in the town are friendly and a walk around will immerse you with life in Tanzania. There is also the Iraqw Cultural Center that allows visitors to learn more about the local tribe and their traditions.

Karatu primarily acts as a safari gateway to the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater.

Best time to visit: All year round


  • Karatu Town tour
  • Karatu Iraqw Market
  • Iraqw Cultural Center
  • Coffee plantation tour
  • Walk/trek on rim slopes
  • Quad bike
  • Elephant Caves and Waterfalls walk

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