in Karatu District of Arusha Region, Tanzania

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
-3.333 and 35.667 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
S -3° 19' 59" and E 35° 40' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Shilling - TZS
Spoken languages:
Swahili, English, Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 01:07 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Dar_es_Salaam
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:44 am and 6:54 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-8.819 and -140.068 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Tanzania in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Tanzania.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Tanzania. Last Update: 2024-03-01 08:31:22

Discover Kiratu

Kiratu in Karatu District (Arusha Region) with it's 19,803 citizens is a place in Tanzania about 196 mi (or 316 km) north of Dodoma, the country's capital city.

Current time in Kiratu is now 01:07 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Dar es Salaam with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 9 airports near Kiratu, of which one is a larger airport. The closest airport in Tanzania is Lake Manyara Airport in a distance of 11 mi (or 18 km), East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Tanzania is Kondoa Rock-Art Sites in a distance of 12 mi (or 20 km), East. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Babati, Arusha, Longido, Moshi and Singida. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 72 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Evening Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 19%
Air Humidity 73%
Air Pressure 1016 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Saturday, 2nd of March 2024

26°C (79 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 3rd of March 2024

26°C (79 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Monday, 4th of March 2024

25°C (78 °F)
18°C (64 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Ganako Luxury Lodge

0,4 mi
Plot 1-7 Tloma Village

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Jambo Rooms

0,9 mi
02060 Karatu

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

The Flamingo Safari Lodge & Campsite

1,1 mi
306 Karatu

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 09:00
Weekday: 6:00 - 23:30
Weekend: 6:00 - 23:00 (lunchbreak: 23:30 - 6:00)

Highview Hotel

2,1 mi
Highview Hotel Karatu
94 - KAR Arusha

Time Information

Checkout: 09:00 - Checkin: 11:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Highview Hotel Karatu

Published: April 07, 2009
Length: 09:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ewpnetcom

ZARA Tanzania Adventures Highview Hotel is located for visits to neighbouring Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Karatu Village, Lake Manyara and Lake Eyasi. It is the perfect stopping off point...

Willkommen bei Karibuni Teil 2 - Welcome to Karibuni

Published: July 06, 2013
Length: 51:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Karibuni e.V.

Erhaschen Sie einen Einblick in das Leben unserer Waisenkinder in Karatu.

Willkommen bei Karibuni Teil 1 - Welcome to Karibuni

Published: July 06, 2013
Length: 38:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Karibuni e.V.

In diesem Video können Sie unser Waisenhaus in Karatu mitsamt seinen Bewohnern kennenlernen.

SEL The Farm

Published: April 16, 2014
Length: 47:17 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Jacob Christian Jebsen

SEL The Farm, Karatu, Tanzania.

Olduvai Tented Camp Soohyung's photos around Olduvai, Tanzania (olduvai tented camp tanzania)

Published: December 03, 2010
Length: 50:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu

Preview of Soohyung's blog at TravelPod. Read the full blog here: This blog preview was made by TravelPod...

The Technology Tent Part 2

Published: December 30, 2010
Length: 13:42 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Poweringpotential

Blackboard and spreadsheet practice and Banjika Secondary School in Karatu, Tanzania.

Godparents for Tanzania

Published: July 13, 2013
Length: 43:58 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Tim Frakes

Godparents for Tanzania-G4TZ- is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity that provides scholarships to over 120 students in the Kilimanjaro and Karatu regions of Tanzania.

Kitela Lodge

Published: December 11, 2013
Length: 02:31 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TheTravelSpecialists

A short movie of Kitela Lodge we took while in northern Tanzania in November 2013. For more footage and photos please go to ‪‬

Gibb's Farm : Rhythm of the Day

Published: October 27, 2010
Length: 11:04 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: GreatGuidesOrg

Gibbs Farm in northern Tanzania follows a rhythm of the day that travellers are invited to share - making muffins, roasting coffee and meeting artists and Maasai healers.

Gibb's Farm, Ngorongoro Crater

Published: June 15, 2008
Length: 16:01 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sun Safaris View from the balcony of Gibb's Farm, situated on the outer slopes of the Ngorongoro Crater offering magnificent...

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Karatu District

Karatu District is one of the six districts in the Arusha Region of Tanzania. It is bordered by the Ngorongoro District to the north, the Shinyanga Region to the west, the Monduli District to the east, and the Manyara Region to the south and southeast. According to the 2002 Tanzania National Census, the population of the Karatu District was 178,434.

Located at -3.33333, 35.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Arusha Region

Karatu (Tanzanian ward)

Karatu is an administrative ward in the Karatu district of the Arusha Region of Tanzania. According to the 2002 census, the ward has a total population of 17,922.

Located at -3.33333, 35.6667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Karatu District, Wards of Tanzania, Populated places in the Arusha Region

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Kiratu.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Karatu, Kiratu