Nested within the protected woodlands of Mt. Meru near the Momella meadow, Hatari is one of the very few properties located inside the Arusha National Park.
With a fun historical significance, this legendary bush lodge was the setting for the famed 1963 film Hatari starring John Wayne, Elsa Martinelli and Hardy Krüger.
Now in care of the Gabriel family, the legacy of Hatari grows fuller with new memories, stronger community and natural harmony. With stunning views of both Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, the Hatari Lodge common parts display memorabilia from the film and the broad viewing deck overlooks a swampy area inhabited by buffalo, waterbuck, crowned crane and various other water birds.
Accommodation and Meals
Hatari lodge offers 9 luxury rooms, each in double chalets with king-size bed, open fireplace, tall thatched roofs and spacious luxury bathroom en-suite.
The lodge offers a central dining room and bar where, typically, table d’hote or buffet meals will be served. The food is excellent and the service highly personalised.
Hatari lodge location:- The lodge is just outside the boundaries of the park, 2km from the Momela Gate, 35 km from Kilimanjaro International airport and 29 km from Arusha town. Arusha National Park is 25 km east of Arusha and 58 km from Moshi. The road is good and the turning off the main Arusha-Moshi road lies 35 km from Kilimanjaro International Iaiprot (at Usa River) and is clearly signposted (10 km to the Ngurdoto Gate. The Momela Gate lies 25 km to the north and can be reached either by driving through the park or by using the ‘Outer Road’.
Activities at Hatari lodge include game viewing, guided walks, hiking, climbs of Mount Meru, canoeing on the Momela lakes and horse-riding.
Area overview- Two of the natural world’s most famous sisters, Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, are separated by only 348 kilometers, and can be enjoyed slope-to-slope with an hour and a half drive. Each mountain possesses its own unique views and distinct features, with a wide array of ecosystems and wildlife in the space between.
Momella Lakes – half-day tour of Arusha National Parks’s seven volcanic lake and their resident flamboyance of pink flamingos (canoeing available).
Mount Meru Crater – full-day trek through savannah, forest and dense jungle up to Kitoto Viewpoint (2500m) and back down to the Tululusia Waterfall.
Tululusia Waterfall – half-day walking safari through the rain forest home of the Colubus monkeys to the picturesque cascade and picnic destination.
Ngurdoto Crater – full-day descent down the crater through the jungle floor into meadows, lakes and scattered islands filled with wildlife.
Arusha National Park – full-day game drive through Meru rock formations and Ngurdoto Crater to Ngongongare Springs and Mgoda Pass.
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