Hatari Lodge
Hatari room decoration Walkway with buffalo
Hatari room decoration
Walkway with buffalo

Hatari Lodge

Hatari Lodge is surrounded by Oscar nominated scenery and Mt. Meru, Tanzania's second highest mountain. This luxurious boutique hotel is the former residence of German actor Hardy Krueger and is less than one hour drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport when accessed through Arusha National Park.




Spend the best time of the day on a morning game drive followed by a delicious breakfast or brunch prior to depature - or simply enjoy a sleep-in. Enjoy the sunrise or a sunset on our meadow platform. 

Need to Know

Hatari Lodge is located at 1,600 meters above sea level and is therefore free of malaria. It is a very safe destination due to its proximity to Arusha city, which is about an hour drive away. Less than an hour's journey from Kilimanjaro Airport. 


A safari, no doubt, is one of the greatest and most impressive travel experiences in the world, whether done by jeep, on foot, by boat, by plane or on horseback. During your stay at Hatari Lodge you may take advantage of our activities such as hiking in the rainforest and into Mount Meru’s crater, canoeing, guided walks along the river,  following historic trails or enjoying a picnic at the waterfall.  All these activities provide different perspective by which to discover the beauty of our natural and cultural heritage.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Experience African wildlife close up (including giraffe, warthogs and small antelope) roaming freely around this Oscar-nominated historical location.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Full day activities

  •  Mount Meru tour  - incl. picnic
  •  Ngurdoto Crater tour – incl. picnic
  •  Ngurdoto Crater hike – incl. picnic - for good hikers
  •  Kilimanjaro-for-All- incl. picnic

Half day activities

  •  Momella lakes
  •  Tulusia Waterfall walk
  •  Historical tour
  •  Momella Foundation tour (free of  charge)




Enjoy the sunrise or a sundowner on our wooden deck, with a spectacular view over the African plain. During breakfast you are overlooking Mt. Kilimanjaro at the veranda outside the main lounge. According to old safari tradition you may choose to have your dinner together with other guests, hosts and the owners in the lounge. After the dinner the famous John Wayne bar with its great selection of wines, whiskeys and other beverages awaits you until the late evening hours.


All nine uniquely styled rooms feature local design materials and an open fire place. Situated next to the luxury suites area is Hatari's main dining and meeting building offering a spacious veranda with unforgettable views of Mt. Kilimanjaro, giraffes, buffalo and plenty of wildlife.

New - our Hatari Villas: The Hatari Villas will open their doors to a more private or  'multi generational' orientated stay at the foot of Mt Meru.  They are suitable for honeymoons! and even more so for families or friends travelling together in a group of up to 6.

Each Villa consists of 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which can be separated as the two bedrooms are independent from each other. The bigger room would then make use of the smaller bathroom and the smaller room will make use of the bigger bathroom.  The bigger bathroom has two basins, a separate shower and a bathtub and a toilet.

The smaller bathroom has one basin, one shower and a toilet.  The bigger room has a fireplace and overlooks Mt Meru. The smaller room has no fire place and overlooks Mt Kilimanjaro.  Both rooms have a private veranda overlooking one of the two mountains


Hatari Lodge 'Most Sustainable Lodge' - Boutique Hotel Awards 2016

Hatari Lodge Trip Advisor Winner Travellers' Choice 2013 and

Hatari Lodge Big Six of Tanzania 2013



Hatari Lodge enjoys mild but still comfortably warm temperatures. The temperature rarely exceeds 30 degrees Celsius, however early morning hours during the months of May to October may be chilly, making a warm jacket a necessity. By noon, weather conditions are again "African", with temperatures easily rising above the 20 to 25 degree mark. During the so-called dry season in Tanzania the area around Hatari Lodge and the whole of Arusha National Park is watered by morning mists so is always green, attracting wildlife all year round. Hatari Lodge and the park with its all-weather roads can therefore be visited at all times. In the months of April and May the "big rains" may restrict walking safaris and wet weather clothing is recommended.

Average StayAverage Stay

We recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Please refer to our rate sheet: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/x808xbjuthizev4/AACf3ZpvsMZ3cb370-XC89kBa/2016_RACK%20RATES?dl=0

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children of all ages are welcome.

Only children 12yr plus on walks

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit Hatari Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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