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Overviewing the Ngorongoro Highlands and Lake Eyasi.

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Africa Safari Karatu is a luxury safari lodge located on the edge of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The area became popular with early settlers and farmers because of its cool climate, green hills, and beautiful views, with coffee being one of the most important crops. The rolling slopes of the extinct Ol Deani volcano are a striking feature of the landscape. The accommodation is located on top of a hill and offers a stunning view of the Northern Highlands, Lake Eyasi, and its surroundings.

Due to the ideal location, Lake Manyara National Park and the world-famous Ngorongoro Crater are easily accessible from Africa Safari Karatu. Africa Safari Karatu offers two types of accommodation; Safari Comfort Bungalows and Safari Luxury Bungalows, both offering you all the luxury you wish for before or after your safari! As the property is built on an elevation, not only do the bar, restaurant, and swimming pool boast amazing vistas but each bungalow has its own balcony with 180-degree views across the endless landscape. The addition of a Spa in July 2024, will make Africa Safari Karatu a wonderful wellness retreat as well.

The stunning views of the Northern Highlands and Lake Eyasi at Africa Safari Karatu, along with its convenient location for accessing Lake Manyara National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, make
this accommodation a perfect spot to unwind before or after your safari.

If you are looking for a safari lodge retreat with amazing views of the Ngorongoro Highlands and Lake Eyasi, you have found the right place!


A lovely and quiet place

Africa Safari Karatu is a lovely place to stay near Manyara. Staff members are very attentive and kindly, the place is very well arranged and maintained. The rooms are beautiful and clean. And view from their balcony is absolutely wonderful!

Julie L
Paris, France
September 2023

Asante sana for this nice stay!

We had a really nice stay! The staff was really friendly and they prepared vegetarian lunch boxes for us! I had the chance to go swimming early in the morning in the pool with a stunning view! We had a really nice time!

Magdalena W.
October 2023

Best place to begin or close your safari!

We had a lovely stay in this resort! The view was amazing! It was the last night of our safari and it was the best! It was our 6th anniversary and they made a lovely cake for us and sang with the whole team for us! Our waiter Joseph was so kind and did everything for us. We are coming back, that is for sure!

Palm Boats
Kralendijk, Bonaire
October 2023

Our luxury safari lodge has been open since July 1st and is already receiving rave reviews!

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All our bungalows feature air-conditioning.



The raw brick walls of the Safari Luxury Bungalows contribute to a rustic, yet charming ambiance. These rooms are located on the ground and first floors and are furnished with a double bed and a sofa bed. There is an indoor seating area as well as a furnished private balcony with panoramic views of Lake Eyasi and the Ngorongoro Highlands that Africa Safari Karatu is renowned for. The ensuite bathroom features a washbasin, bathtub, shower, and toilet. Our luxury bungalows are also designed to interconnect to create a duplex-style accommodation, providing a comfortable and connected space for families or groups of friends travelling together.

There are 28 units available.


  • Double bed (180 x 200)
  • Queen-size sofa bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Smart TV
  • Fully equipped bathroom with shower and bathtub
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities
  • Inside seating area
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Safety deposit box
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Balcony with seating area
  • Total room size 60 sqm


Due to the raw brick walls, the Safari Comfort Bungalows exhibit a distinctive appearance and rustic charm. The rooms are furnished with a double bed and one single bed. Additional amenities include an ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet, and washbasin, as well as a seating area. The highlight is the private balcony with 180-degree views of Lake Eyasi to the left and the Ngorongoro Highlands to the right.

There are 10 units available.


  • Double bed (180 x 200) and one single bed (90 x 200)
  • Air-conditioning
  • Fully equipped bathroom
  • Coffee and tea-making facilities
  • Inside seating area
  • Charging points for mobile phones and cameras
  • Safety deposit box
  • Quality mattress and bed linen
  • Mosquito net
  • Balcony with seating area
  • Total room size 50 sqm


Basic, but effective, the Safari Tents are the perfect low-cost opportunity to experience nearby Lake Manyara and Ngorongoro Crater. With 2 single beds inside and a small seating area outside, it's the perfect accommodation for those who want to go back to basics.

There are 5 units available.


  • Shared toilet and (hot water) shower facilities
  • Close to pool, restaurant and bar
  • Very suitable for budget travellers, backpackers and overland trucks
Accommodation & Facilities


  • Beautifully decorated bungalows with raw brick wall design
  • Views of the Northern Highlands
  • Close to the Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park
  • Perfect stop-over between Arusha, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, and Serengeti
  • Only 10km from the Ngorongoro Gate
  • Located in the centre of the Northern Safari Circuit
  • Unique location and affordable
  • Breathtaking landscapes and scenery
  • Wi-Fi by satellite
  • Swimming pool
  • Restaurant with panoramic views
  • Various day activities available


  • Reception area
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

The bar and restaurant at Africa Safari Karatu, offer an amazing 180-degree view of the Ngorongoro Highlands. The restaurant serves local and international buffet style meals as well as an a la carte menu prepared with the freshest of local produce. Please let our chefs or the restaurant manager know if you have any dietary restrictions or require halal, kosher, vegetarian or vegan meals. The operating hours of the restaurant are:

  • Breakfast: 05.30 - 10.00
  • Lunch: 13.00 - 14.30
  • Dinner: 19.00 - 21.00

You can book your meal plan in advance or upgrade on arrival.

Accommodation = breakfast included
Half-board = breakfast & dinner
Full-board = breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • Spa & Wellness
  • Swimming pool
  • Safari Comfort Bungalows
  • Safari Luxury Bungalows
  • Safari Tents with shared toilet and shower
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Back-up generator
  • Water heated by solar energy
  • 24 hr security
  • Safari jeep with pop-up roof for hire (no self-drive) on request
  • Official TATO safari desk (Tanzanian Association of Tour Operators)


We produce our own fruits and vegetables!

Nestled within the surroundings of Africa Safari Karatu lies our own farm, a verdant oasis that sustains our commitment to providing fresh, locally sourced produce to our guests. Blessed with fertile soil and abundant sunshine, our farm cultivates an array of fruits, vegetables, and herbs. From crisp lettuce and vibrant green peppers to fragrant herbs, each ingredient is carefully harvested and delivered straight to our lodge kitchens, ensuring a farm-to-table experience that embodies freshness and quality.

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