Hatari Lodge is surrounded by Oscar-nominated scenery and Mount 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.
Bordering the northern edge of the national park, Hatari Lodge can be found nestled in an acacia forest, flanked by two jutting peaks: Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, a 14,980ft dormant volcano. After a day’s exploring, retreat to Hatari to find an historic lodge with a Hollywood pedigree.
The rooms at Hatari Lodge have been lovingly decorated in a retro style, evoking the 60’s and 70’s – the time of “Hatari!” and the beginning of safaris in Tanzania. All the nine comfortably furnished rooms have a spacious ensuite bathroom and a stylish mix of local textiles, brightly patterned Kenyan carpets and handprinted wallpaper. In the winter months, an open fire crackles invitingly in each bedroom.
Situated next to the luxury suites are Hatari’s main dining building offering a spacious veranda with unforgettable views of Mount Kilimanjaro, giraffes, buffalos and plenty of wildlife.