KaratuNortheast Tanzania, East Africa.
PeugeotIs the most comfortable option. You can find them at the main bus stand in Arusha. Prices are 7,000/= per person or 50,000/= per car. A modern minivan will hold 8-9 people and if you're paying per person it will not leave until full. It is normal to pay upfront so that the driver can buy gas.
BusLeaving Karatu daily at 7AM, 7.30AM 12AM, 12.30AM with Dar Express or Saibab. Early buses mainly head or Daressalam via Moshi and Lushoto, but some wait in Arusha more than an hour. So ask before paying the whole price.
DaladalasIt's am tough 3 hour ride with the typical daladalas, which usually gets very crowded
Karatu is a sleepy small town. Everything can be done by foot. Because of the pedestrian paths besides the main Arusha road walking is safe and comfortable.
Walk about Karatuphone: +255 768777643Steve is a very friendly young man who speaks English fluently. He can help to arrange a perfect safari, because he used to work at the entrance gate himself. With him it is easily possible to pay the fee right at the gate without the TANAPA card
Manyara GardenLocal beer garden with basic food and cheap beer. Sometimes football is being showed.
Paradise GardenNice and green garden with small indivuell huts. Cool beers and food is served.