Welcome to the St. Catherine Monastery!

IMG_0868The Benedictine Camaldolese Monasteri Ya Mtakatifu Katerina  (“St. Catherine Monastery”) is located in enchanting Northern Tanzania, a few hours away from Kilimanjaro International Airport. Within easy reach of many national parks, including the famous Ngorongoro Crater, whose entry is only 2 km away from the Monastery, we are the ideal starting point for your safari.

Our Monastery is a great place if you are looking for a different holiday experience within a serene surrounding and in close contact with nature and local life. Our hospitality is directed to everyone: whether you are looking for a single-night stay while safariing the region, or you want to stay for a few days and make the monastery the base for your visits and trips to national parks (Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti) and local villages and markets; or if you want to come for a long-term stay and retreat. We will be happy to have you here!

Stay with us!

Guest rooms

Our Monastery is the suitable place to spend your holidays in serenity, peace and tranquility, while being immersed in Tanzania’s nature.  We offer full-board accommodation in a charming and cozy environment. Our rates are some of the most affordable and competitive in the area and include home-made meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea-time snacks) with your stay.

Safari with us!

Safari with us!

Let us take you on a safari to some of the many well-known national parks that surround this area (Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Lake Natron and Lake Easy). We can organize your day or overnight safari, arrange a car, driver and guides, and prepare to-go meals to take on your trip. We can also take you to visit the local villages and markets, where you can see the local people and their daily activities.

Witness and experience life at the Monastery

community3Come and enjoy our hospitality and experience the local life and culture! Witness the life and work of the nuns in the garden, the stalls and in the fields where vegetables, maize, wheat, coffee, bananas and other fruits are grown.

You are also welcome to join us in prayer and participate in our contemplative life. The peaceful and relaxed atmosphere at the monastery makes it a great place for a spiritual retreat. You can join us in daily prayer, meditation and celebrations. Our hospitality is directed to everyone!

Make a difference with your stay. Part of our income is allocated to a variety of developmental projects, many of which benefit the local community.