Karatu is a rapidly-growing community located in the Ngorongoro Highlands, bordering the Ngorongoro conservation area. Settled more than 2,000 years ago by hunter-gatherers, Karatu district has been the crossroads for four major traditional tribes, most prominently the Iraqw, but also the Barbaig, the Hadzabe, and the Maasai. Today, Karatu has grown into a melting pot of countless different cultures and has become northern Tanzania’s secondary tourism hub after Arusha. Even with a growing population of nearly 200,000 and expanding business and tourism ventures, Karatu still has not lost its traditional charm. Expanding populations, however, come accompanied by expanding education and basic living needs.
Current Projects in Karatu
Ganako Secondary School