|Hatari Lodge consists of three buildings beautifully situated within acacia woodland allowing excellent views onto the Momella meadow with wildlife and across to the majestic Kilimanjaro.|
Hatari Lodge is located at one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse national parks, where the famous Mt Kilimanjaro rises majestically 5,892 metres into the blue skies above. Hatari Lodge is situated at a malaria free altitude above 5.000 ft on the northern edge of Arusha National Park, with its unspoilt views of lakes and craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcano Mount Meru, rising elegantly in the background.
Safari Lodge Wildlife Game Drives Safari Walking Culture Canoeing Photography Birding Day Tour Swimming Pool Child Friendly Price Range - East Africa: $250 plus
Hatari is so named due to the Hollywood film, staring John Wayne and Hardy Kruger being filmed in the area. Hardy Kruger owned the lodge, which has now been taken over and renovated in Hatari style by the current owners Marlies and Jörg.
Hatari offers 8 comfortably furnished rooms, each with an open fireplace and a spacious bathroom en suite. Each room has been lovingly furnished and decorated in the modern retro style, giving tribute to the 60’s and 70’s - the time of "Hatari!" and the beginning of safaris in Tanzania.
There is a long bar, which can be accessed from both in-and outside, as well as a small, but informative library.
The breakfast terrace, offers impressive views of Mt Meru and Kilmanjaro. Directly below the terrace, lies the Momella clearing, which can also be reached via a boardwalk. A viewing platform offers the opportunity to watch animals from close by, and to enjoy classic sundowners, with Kilimanjaro in the background. Every day buffaloes and waterbuck feed here. Warthogs dig around in the ground or mow the lawn, water birds enjoy the swampy areas and numerous giraffes come to visit at the doors of the lodge.
The oldest building serves as a large central living and dining room. Here you will find comfortable relaxation and dining areas, where guests will enjoy delicious five star cuisine.
Hatari Lodge Additional Information
Afternoon game drive to the Momella Lakes. Flamingos and many other wetland bird species at Big Momella. Canoeing on Little Momella Lake to see Hippos, Buffaloes, Waterbuck from close. Sundowner with a view on Kilimanjaro.
Morning game drive to crater highland of Mt Meru followed by a gentle 2 - 3 hour walk to waterfalls, great viewing spots for birders! Here you find the true “Lord of the Rings” forest. Picnic brunch with a great view over the forests, lakes and Kilimanjaro in the distance below. Descend by 4 x 4 or for the active walk along Meru´s northern ridge back to Hatari Lodge.
Drive to a Masai boma in the Mkuru Plains where visitors are offered a rare glimpse of the day-to-day lives of the Maasai people and culture.
Game and forests walks with Maasai naturalist to gather an extraordinary variety and number of medical plants and learn about the preparation of traditional foods. This activity also includes the cutting of bow sticks, poison grub collecting, rope plant collecting, poison-making, trap-making and fire making etc.
Private game viewing from either the wooden platform to learn more about the resident buffalo, giraffes, waterbucks, warthogs and the occasional herd of elephants within the Momella meadow or with our guide from a hidden forest clearing.
Specialized birding trips: the park has over 575 different bird species
Visit to a local community organisation which is funded by TANAPA
Nature walks around the lodge and to the Ngare Nanuki river to observe bigger and smaller wildlife, insects, butterflies and forest trees and wild flowers
Climb Mt Meru from/to Hatari Lodge with the lodge’s own chef, mountain guide and porters
Hatari Lodge Children Policy
For children sharing with adults: 0 to 6 free of charge, 7 to 12 years 50%. Children not sharing with parents will be charged at the full rate for the first child and 50% for the subsequent child.
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM