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.
Hatari Lodge Reviews
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.
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 side and Mount Meru on the other. The park itself is very pretty and lush and mountainous and the climate very comfortable. You'll likely see very good buffalo and giraffe and colobus monkey. We all saw warthog, hyena, various antelope, great birds, weird and wonderful vegetation, vervet and blue monkeys and very fresh ele poo! Hatari would be a superb place to start and finish a Kili climb.
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