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Hatari Lodge

9 rooms birding day game drives great for families walking safaris
Situated on the border of Mount Meru National Park to the north of Arusha in Tanzania, Hatari Lodge has a spectacular setting. The Momella swamps and dense mature forest that encircles Mount Meru means that this small park is teeming with birds and wildlife. Weather permitting you can enjoy delightful views of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru from the comfort of the lodge.

Accommodation & Facilities
Each of the nine luxuriously furnished rooms has en-suite facilities and an open fireplace to keep you cozy during those cool African evenings. The décor is distinctively retro, harking back to the early days of Tanzanian safaris in the 1960s and 70s. The main communal area is in the oldest building, which is where you will enjoy fine dining in the Hatari Lodge restaurant. Alternatively, enjoy a drink with friends in the intimate lounge and bar complete with terrace, viewing deck and library.

The park’s grassland and forest is home to a variety of antelope and buffalo, warthog and giraffe. From Hatari Lodge, you take open top game drives around nearby lakes, and spot colobus monkeys as you ascend Mount Meru. For a thoroughly tranquil experience, why not go hiking or canoe the Momella Lakes.
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Hatari Lodge
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We had the best sundowner ever – with a view on the Momella Lakes, a gin tonic … and in the end the clouds moved away and allowed us to finally see the snow on Kilimanjaro! Great stuff, thank you.

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Hatari Lodge
5 5
Run by Marlies & Jurg, the lodge is very welcoming and comfortable with plenty of German hosts to meet you and friendly TZ staff. Giraffe wonder through the garden regularly. In the morning we had stunning views of Kili on one... Read More

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When is the best time to go on a safari holiday in Tanzania?
There are advantages throughout the year, depending on what you’d like to do and see as the climate varies between the national parks and reserves in the north and south of the country.

The Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park in the north and Ruaha National Park are all relatively high above sea level, so make sure you pack for cool mornings and evenings, with temperatures on the Crater rim dropping very low in the winter months. Selous Game Reserve and the coast are warmer throughout the year.

January to March
While the northern hemisphere has its winter Tanzania is basking in the hot sunny days that accompany East Africa’s summer months. Wildlife viewing is good in these months with the wildebeest relatively static in the south of the Serengeti in their calving grounds. 

Temperatures on the coast between January and March are perfect for a beach holiday.

April and May
As these are the months when the ‘long rains’ traditionally come to Tanzania, visitor numbers drop dramatically. Travel by road can be difficult and animals can be harder to find as their access to water improves, but lower prices, lush flora, and few other people on safari in the national parks and reserves, can mean excellent game viewing. 

June to October
These months are Tanzania’s high season and wildlife viewing is thought to be at its best. Areas dry up and animals are more concentrated around the water that is available, with the wildebeest migration travelling through the northern reaches of the Serengeti and into Kenya’s Masai Mara. The winter months do mean that leaves drop from trees while shrubs and grass die, but days are sunny and hot with pleasantly cool nights.

On the coast the weather gets warmer during these months with July onwards being a high season for holidays to Tanzania’s beaches. 

A low season with low prices to encourage visitors, November can be an excellent time for both safari and beach. There can be rain, but if it comes it tends to be in short sharp showers.

Tanzania is in high demand for safari and beach holidays over Christmas and New Year since wildlife viewing is good throughout the country and the temperatures on the coast are perfect for a beach holiday.

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