Hatari Lodge

Hatari Lodge is located in the Arusha National Park area of the northeast region of Tanzania.

It is a relatively high-end option in a great location at the top of Arusha National Park, with views of Mount Kilimanjaro. It is contained within an historic farmstead with notable Hollywood connections and offers stylish and comfortable accommodation with with nine guest rooms. The lodge has passionate independent owners and a good deal of character. A wide range of activities includes vehicle safari, walking safari, trekking on Mount Meru, hiking into the Ngurdoto Crater and canoeing on the Momella Lakes.

Hatari Lodge consists of three buildings beautifully situated within acacia woodland allowing excellent views of the Momella meadow, rich with wildlife, at a close distance the majestic Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru. The oldest building serves as a large central living and dining room where you find a comfortable relaxation and dining area. Sitting around the open fireplace, which Krüger and Mallory enjoyed so much, we entertain our guests with inside information on the flora, fauna and history of Arusha National Park. Enjoy the freshly prepared dishes of international modern cuisine which are served here. There is a long bar, which can be accessed from both inside and out, as well as a small, but informative library. The breakfast terrace, bordered by sweet smelling acacias, offers impressive views of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro.

Directly below the terrace lies the Momella clearing, which can be reached via a boardwalk to the viewing platform which offers the opportunity to watch the wild animals at close range, and to enjoy classic sundowners, with Kilimanjaro on the background.
Buffalos and waterbuck feed here regularly and warthogs can be seen digging the ground or mowing the lawn. Water birds enjoy the swampy areas and numerous giraffes including the rare reticulated giraffes feed on the trees surrounding the lodge. The bush babies are also a common sight at night throughout the year and there is a small lake within walking distance, called Silver Lake, where Hippos can be found. Hatari Lodge offers nine comfortably furnished rooms, each with an open fireplace and a spacious ensuite bathroom. Each room has been lovingly furnished and decorated by Marlies Gabriel in the modern retro style, as a tribute to the 60s and 70s – the time of the “Hatari!” movie as well as the beginning of safaris in Tanzania.

 

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