The Hatari Lodge
A long cherished wish of Africa enthusiasts came true in September 2004: The former private homes of actor Hardy Krüger and his farm manager, Jim Mallory, are at the centre of an extremely comfortable new lodge located at the edge of Arusha National Park, close to the setting of the legendary movie "HATARI!" and overlooking the world famous Mount Kilimanjaro and its neighbouring dormant volcano, Mount Meru.
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 unspoilt views of lakes and craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcano Mount Meru, rising elegantly in the background. At the very heart of this “luxury bush hotel”, managed by Marlies, Jörg and their staff, are the traditional farm buildings, which were used by the legendary actor Hardy Krüger, and his former manager, Jim Mallory. Views from the Hatari terrace and the walkway out onto the seasonal Momella swamp frame all these wonders and spectacles.
Style & Comfort
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.
The quite unique “Hatari-Lodge” offers 8 extremely comfortably furnished rooms, each with 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 - the time of "Hatari!" and the beginning of safaris in Tanzania.
The oldest building serves as a large central living and dining room where guests will enjoy 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.
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.
Arrival by plane:
Hatari Lodge is situated only 45 km from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA), approximately a 1-hour drive. Daily direct connection with KLM from Amsterdam to KIA and a once a week with Thomas Cook/Condor directly from Frankfurt to KIA. More direct options from Europe with Swiss, British Airways, KLM and Kenya Airways to Nairobi and Dar es Salaam with comfortable connecting flights on local airlines.
Hatari offers transfers to the Lodge and an additional benefit for late arrivals (KLM) will be the night drive through Arusha National Park.
Contact & E-Mail
P.O. Box 3171
Tel. +255 (0)27 2553456-7
Fax +255 (0)27 2553458
Hatari Lodge is situated on the border of a National Park and has no real physical address.