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Katesh is a town in the Central region of Tanzania. It is on the road from Arusha to Singida.

Get in[edit]

Bus from Arusha is 4-6 hours, TSh 11,000. Bus from Singida is 2 hours, TSh 7,000.

Get around[edit]



  • 1 Mount Hanang. is one of the highest mountains in the country at just under 12,000 feet. A guide is recommended. Mount Hanang (Q8535884) on Wikidata Mount Hanang on Wikipedia
  • Thomas Safari, +255 784 50 33 00. is okay and charges around TSh 15,000 per person, which includes usage fees.



NMB is the only bank in town and has a cash machine. However, it does not offer access bank networks (Visa, MasterCard, etc.) - Arusha and Singida are the closest towns with this service.




  • Colt Guesti. Per night: Not self-contained: TSh 6,000 for a double, TSh 5,000 for a single; self-contained single TSh 8,000. $.


Go next[edit]

Bus to Arusha is 6-10 hours, TSh 11,000. Direct bus leaves at 6AM; others originate in Singida. Bus to Singida is 2 hours, TSh 7,000, originates in Arusha. Through buses will probably not have seats (you will have to stand).

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