Karatu Area Accommodation


Kudu Lodge and Campsite offers outstanding hospitality, comfortable accommodation and pleasant surroundings, is situated at Karatu, the heart of the northern Tanzania safari circuit. Kudu Lodge nestles in eleven acres of rolling countryside, amidst mature trees and gardens, home to myriad birds and a tranquil and shady oasis hideaway for visitors— the perfect base for wildlife safaris. Our lodge is the epitome of spaciousness, friendliness and African hospitality.

Elevation of the Lodge & Campsite is circa 1400 m above sea level, making temperatures during the day not too high, and around 12 degrees in the evening.

Temperatures gradually warm up through the months of May June and July, from the coolest month which is generally April.

Karatu town is a two-hour drive from Arusha. Nearby are the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park, Tarangire National Park, Lake Eyasi, (for a cultural excursion) Lake Natron and Ol donyo Lengai Mountain.


Moivaro Lodge is located about 7km to the east of Arusha, well away from the main road in a lush fertile area of shamba farms and coffee plantations. This lovely small lodge makes for a really pleasant and homely base for climbs and safaris. As well as the considerable grounds and pool, guests are able to walk amongst the beautiful foothills of Mount Meru.

The lodge where you will find a charming atmosphere together with every comfort is an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa.

At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening.

You can always choose to relax and enjoy the beautiful vista of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, or perhaps to laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants.

Arusha is the starting point for many safaris to the famous Serengeti National Park, the unique Ngorongoro Crater, the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro (5895m), Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park.

Just 20 km away, in Arusha National Park, you can enjoy spectacular views from the top of Mount Meru (4565m), or go out for a day’s walking safari amongst the giraffes, buffalos, elephants, monkeys and the rich vegetation, accompanied by a local ranger.

At Moivaro Lodge you will be looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful environment.


Karatu Simba Lodge offers a slice of life only to be found in rural Tanzania. Located about a thirty-minute drive from the gate of Lake Manyara National Park, approximately four kilometres off the main road to the entry of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, the lodge is situated next to the Ngorongoro Forest.

Accommodation is in individual twin, double, triple cottages or rondavels with canvas walls and solid attached bathroom with showers. Each unit has its own deck with safari chairs for relaxing and viewing the pastoral setting.

Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi in the common areas, an evening campfire and pool with views onto the forest. The lodge is eco-friendly with solar power and hot water and there is a well-stocked bar and dining room serving food and coffee fresh from nearby plantations. Karatu Simba Lodge was designed to provide a quiet, restful place to unwind between your active safari days. You’ll be welcomed to reception with a refreshing towel and drink on arrival. Tea is served every afternoon and the bar is always open. Relax in the lounge or around the pool and don’t miss the evening campfire or watching the sunset behind the Ngorongoro Forest


The Flamingo Safari Lodge and Campsite is located at Karatu in Arusha region-Tanzania, a Tourist town 20 kms from Ngorongo the Manyara National Park and20 kms from Ngorongoro Crater and on the way to Serengeti National Park and 140 kms from Arusha. The lodge and Campsite are strategically situated just at the middle for visiting the famous National Parks of Northern Tanzania, just 100m from the main road and about 3km before entering Karatu town.

An excellent and luxurious gateway that give visitors a wonderful opportunity to explore the Northern National Parks and enjoy staying in a luxury cottages, chalets and tented camping in and African Wildlife zones.