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St. Catherine Monastery Guest House, Karatu

Situated in the colorful town of Karatu (also known as 'Safari Junction'), in the north of Tanzania, 2-hours drive from Kilimanjaro Airport, St. Catherine's Monastery is also close to Mount Kilimanjaro, safari parks, and nature reserves.

The monastery is managed by a community of Benedictine Camaldoles sisters, who are more than happy to arrange a visit to a game park or to a local village to learn a little about Maasai and Tanzanian culture and tradition. 

Guests are welcome to join the sisters in prayer and share together in the contemplative life. The peaceful and relaxed atmosphere at the monastery makes it a great place for a spiritual retreat. Anyone can join for daily prayers, meditation and celebrations. 

The monastery's ensuite guest rooms are simple, clean and comfortable, the showers run with hot water and all meals are available if required. 

The monastery is fitted with Wi-fi. in communal areas and  secure car parking is available. 

Check in: 14:00 (2:00pm) - 17:00 (5:00pm) (no arrivals allowed outside this window)

Check out: Before 10:00 (10:00am)

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Top facilities

Free WiFi

Free parking


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Facilities & information

Features & facilities


Accommodation within monastery

Spiritual Retreats

Religious Orders



Parking (free)

No smoking

Child friendly

3 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Chapel on premises


Luggage storage

24 hour security

Linen included

Towels included

Common room

Washing machine




Tea room



Recommended walks


Arrival information and directions

Address: Kambi Ya Nyoka, Karatu, KaratuB144 , Tanzania, United Republic of

The Tanzanian Shilling is the official currency of Tanzania, but USD dollars are also widely accepted in tourist areas.

The guest house is situated in Karatu and 4 miles from the city center.

  • Karatu Playground  -  14 min drive
  • Lake Manyara (LKY)  -  36 min drive
  • Ngorongoro Crater  -  105 min drive
  • Lake Magadi  -  109 min drive

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