"Karatu - Ngorongoro's Gateway" Karatu by Zanzibargirl

Karatu Travel Guide: 3 reviews and 11 photos

Karatu is the the very red clay dirt town closest in which to pitch a tent before exploring the Ngorongoro Crater. A small town with one main street it boasts a great internet cafe which serves a good hot chocolate called " Bytes Internet Pub & Cafe" which was walking distance from our campsite. A great place to stay readying yourself for the 8th wonder of the world nearby of Ngorongoro it has a really cool African small town atmosphere, and the cafe when you find it is completely unexpected... Like stepping out of Africa and into another world.

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  • Pros:African town with a great cafe close to the crater
  • Cons:all that red mud gets into everything
  • In a nutshell:be sure to have a cuppa in Karatu
  • Last visit to Karatu: Mar 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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