For a great place to stay – Karibu (Welcome to)
Bougainvillea Safari Lodge!



For a great place to stay – Karibu (Welcome to) Bougainvillea Safari Lodge!

Our aim is to provide our guests with something different – simple homey comforts at a reasonable price. We’ve created a small sanctuary on the edge of Karatu town where safari travellers can take a break from the dusty roads and enjoy fresh country cuisine, a cool garden environment and stellar Tanzanian hospitality.

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge is located on the outskirts of Karatu town about midway between Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater. We look forward to your visit when we can offer you true Tanzanian hospitality and a warm welcome


  • Open all Year
  • All Rooms With Private Bathroom
  • Full Board
  • Wireless (WI-FI)
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guided Walk
  • Restaurant
  • Check In: 12h | Check Out: 10h


We have thirty-two cottages set throughout our lushly landscaped property. Ten rooms in five double cottages are located in our coffee garden. The rest of the rooms are located surrounding the pool area.

Each cosy room has mosquito-netted king or twin beds, dressing area, a fireplace, large bathroom with shower and a veranda from which to enjoy the views of our lush tropical gardens. Triples are possible with prior notice and two of the cottages can be used as family suites, with connecting rooms.

Standard Room

Standard Room

Double Room

Double Room

Twin Room

Twin Room


Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best landscape view.


Wildlife Viewing, Bird Watching, Cultural Activities, Massage, Hiking and Walking

Wildlife Viewing

We’re located near to some of the most amazing wildlife areas on the planet. The gate to the World Heritage Ngorongoro Conservation Area is about a 15-minute drive from the lodge. To the east and south lies Lake Manyara National Park, a jewel of a park lying on the floor of the Great Rift Valley. Both areas are equally accessible for day trips.

Relax or Swim

Sometimes its best just to stay put! Our gorgeous gardens are a balm to the senses and the pool is just a few steps away if you fancy a dip.

Hiking and Walking

You can easily walk into town from the lodge to experience a bustling African community. There are plenty of shops and a local market to explore. If you fancy a stroll into the countryside that’s another possibility. One of the staff can escort you to a neighbouring coffee plantation or you can hike in the Ngorongoro Conservation area for a more strenuous outing.


We offer therapeutic massages (adjacent to the pool bar) to work out the kinks after a long day on the safari circuit.

Bird Watching

With about 1200 species of birds, Tanzania is one of the best places to watch our feathered friends. Even if you’re not a keen “twitcher” you’ll find it hard to resist marvelling at the colourful and sometimes comical avian visitors and residents at the lodge.

Cultural Activities

There is ample opportunity to visit some of the fascinating tribes nearby. You can visit the Iraqw, Hadzabe or Datogo communities. The interesting agricultural village of Mto wa Mbo is nearby too.


Relax after a day of emotions in a luxury camp with the best landscape view.

Bougainvillea Safari Lodge

Address: P O Box 342 – Karatu
Phone: +255 27 253 4083
Karatu | Tanzania | East Africa