Hatari Lodge is located adjoining one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse national parks, where the worlds highest free standing mountain, Kilimanjaro rises majestically 5,892 metres into the blue skies above. Hatari Lodge is situated in a malaria free altitude above 5.000 ft on the northern edge of Arusha National Park, with its unspoiled views of lakes and craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcano Mount Meru, rising elegantly in the background.
The lodge is named after the famous 1960s blockbuster 'Hatari' starring John Wayne, which was filmed in the surrounding area. There’s nothing like waking up to your first morning in Africa with a giraffe looking in your window! Or zebra and cape buffalo frolicking in the distance! Once you’ve been here, you’ll understand that Hatari Lodge is full of surprises and you’ll learn to expect the unexpected. But one thing is certain…whether it’s sophisticated class or natural beauty you seek, Hatari Lodge is bound to make a lasting impression and get your safari started on the right foot!
Hatari Lodge consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland with breathtaking views onto the Momella swamp, rich with wildlife, and across to the majestic Kilimanjaro. Offering 9 extremely comfortably furnished rooms, each room has an open fireplace and a spacious bathroom en suite. Each room has been lovingly decorated by Marlies in a retro style, evoking the 60’s and 70’s and the beginning of safaris in Tanzania.
The breakfast terrace, bordered by sweet smelling acacias, as well as the viewing platform onto the Momella swamps offers impressive views of Mt. Meru, Kilimanjaro and the wildlife from close by. Here you enjoy classic sunsets over the snows of Kilimanjaro.
The oldest building serves as a large central living and dining room where guests will enjoy Claudia's and Johnny's delicious cuisine. Here you will find a cosy lounge area and bar with a veranda and viewing deck, as well as a library. Sitting around the open fireplace, which Krüger and Mallory enjoyed so much guests are entertained with information and stories about the flora, fauna and history of Arusha National Park.
Hatari Lodge is situated at the northern edge of Arusha National Park - the long forgotten secret - in the heart of Tanzania. Measuring roughly 150 square kilometres it combines within its boundaries the vast variety of many other parks in northern Tanzania: craters, lakes, savannah, plains and on top of it a mountain! Explore the "Little Serengeti" plains in the south, walk to stunning gorges and waterfalls in the north, enjoy the tropical mountain rainforests, experience the diverse fauna and flora along the Momella Lakes with its rich flamingo population and discover the secret haven of the hidden Ngurdoto Crater - nick-named "little Ngorongoro" due to its stunning beauty and rich wildlife. Under the shadows of Mt. Kilimanjaro and the horseshoe-like cliffs and the peak of Mt. Meru, Arusha National Park is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in the country.
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