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Karatu Country Lodge



Country Lodge Karatu symbolizes simple country comforts, providing pleasant and affordable lodging in the heart of Tanzania’s rich and scenic highlands. We are the ideal ‘Stepping Stone’ for safaris into Ngorongoro Crater and beyond, as well as other travellers visiting the area.


Our lodge sits within five acres nestled on the edge of Karatu town, surrounded by rolling plains reaching up to the coffee hills of Oldeani and the forestsâ of Ngorongoro.


Garden paths led to eleven double cottages surrounded by green lawns, hedged by brightly flowered bougainvillaea, tropical plants and trees. Birds and butterflies feel right at home in the garden, as you will in our lodgings.



Located on the outskirts of Karatu, a quaint country town on the Great Escarpment, midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Country Lodge is situated in the centre of Northern Tanzania’s green belt district and farming community.




2 Hr Drive form Arusha by road, via A104 and B144.


Eleven cottages house two rooms each. Both king sized beds and twin bedrooms are available and we also provide triple bedrooms.
The rooms are tastefully furnished with soft lighting, inviting and comfortable beds, mosquito netting, bedside tables and lamps. On chilly nights in our highland setting, request your fireplace be lit and return from dinner to glowing warmth.
Complete your safari journal and postcards at the writing desk, whilst looking out at our extensive garden of green lawns and colorful, tropical flowers.
Your bathroom has been uniquely designed with beautiful local stone refreshing, and cool below weary feet!


Our 22 spacious rooms offer:

  • King or twin beds
  • Mosquito nets
  • Uniquely designed stone bathrooms with shower
  • Plenty of closet space
  • Bottled water provided
  • Fireplace (lit on request)
  • Writing Desk & chair
  • Safari or lounge chairs
  • Veranda with chairs and table



Free Wireless Internet Connection(WIFI)


 Laundry Service


 Bar / Lounge


Country Lodge is located near the bustling, agricultural town of Karatu – once a sleepy village awakened by rural development and increased visitors to our National Parks and World Heritage Areas.


From Country Lodge so many adventures lie close by. Enjoy a day trip to Ngorongoro Crater, world famous garden of Eden, teeming with wildlife and the site claiming the origin of Man-Kind.


Descend the grand Escarpment to Lake Manyara National Park with it’s beautiful forest and interesting eco-systems; or visit Tarangire National Park, famous for elephants in the dry season.


Lake Eyasi is just a short drive away and is home to the ‘wa-Hadzaabe,’ one of only two true Bushmen tribes surviving in Africa. The intriguing Barabaig people and Datoga tribe also live by Lake Eyasi – a dry and fascinating area lost in time and seeped in cultural history.