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Momella Rd Momella village, Arusha National Park Tanzania
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Hatari Lodge is a legendary handmade bush hotel which use to be part of the setting for the famed Howard Hawks film 'Hatari'! featuring John Wayne, Hardy Krüger etc... Hatari Lodge is located in protected woodlands on the edge of a clearing called Momella meadow with views on Kilimanjaro. The area surrounding the lodge is adjacent to the vast and beautiful Arusha National Park in Tanzania.
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Momella Rd Momella village, Arusha National Park Tanzania
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dianelorraineb wrote a review Mar 2021
Athens, Georgia38 contributions18 helpful votes
Hatari Lodge is a real breath of fresh air, as it is unlike the other safari lodges and modern hotels in the Tanzanian tourist/safari circuit. The Lodge is actually an old farmstead with tropical gardens and a main building with a patio and deck overlooking a swamp area that fills with wildlife every day and evening. The accommodations are in cottages or in some guesthouses built in the style of the original farmstead. The furnishings are antique and "rustic". One has the feeling of being in an historic homestead far away from the world. Giraffes and vervet monkeys, and sunbirds, make the morning gardens a sheer joy. On clear mornings you can see the peak of Kilimanjaro. The staff are wonderful and friendly; the food is excellent; and the main building (bar, lounge, restaurant) is filled with memorabilia from the film "Hatari" with John Wayne. Overall, this is a lovely place to stay for a few nights and days at the beginning or start of your Tanzanian safari. There are really interesting excursions up the slopes of Mt. Meru, nearby craters, and the area called "Little Serengeti" which usually has buffalo, antelopes, zebras and other game browsing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: The guest cottages are very spacious, not just "rooms". A bit more pricey but worth it.
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artinthewoods wrote a review Dec 2019
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Hatari Lodge is an amazing lodge, with beautiful landscaping to great you, cosy and very interesting African decor, and excellent food and service. The views are beautiful with Cape Buffalo and giraffes right there at the edges and monkeys on 'campus'.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Lauren Y wrote a review Nov 2019
Windsor, Canada28 contributions15 helpful votes
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Lovely property located in Arusha National Park. We were greeted upon arrival at 2300h w a hearty bowl of vegetable soup. The staff were warm and engaging. The meals are leaning to “farm to table movement”w lots of healthy vegetarian dishes. The chef came out to plan our safari lunch with us- which was delicious! The bedroom was well appointed and our fireplace was lit both evenings for us. Modern amenities are found throughout and the room was spotless. Verveine monkeys are found around the property. Giraffes come into the courtyard to munch on the acacia trees! In the morning and evenings Cape buffalo and zebras and giraffes gather in the fields 200 m from the boardwalk- and the occasional buffalo will wander through the courtyard. I would definitely recommend Hatari Lodge- it was worth the price of admission.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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sherlockBer wrote a review Nov 2019
Berlin, Germany12 contributions6 helpful votes
The staff is extremly good and friendly. The Food was great. The trips were exceptional. We had a picnic by the waterfall an no other people besides us. like Paradies. A hike to the crater .Great trip.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Kerstin K wrote a review Nov 2019
Guben, Germany2 contributions1 helpful vote
We unfortunately fell in front of our lodge a glass down, the shards were not disposed of until the departure - but on the last night we were charged $ 7. Is not customer friendly - were also very angry about it !!!
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Response from taesafarist, Inhaber at Hatari Lodge
Responded Nov 8, 2019
Liebe Kerstin, leider habe ich erst heute nach ihrer Mitteilung über unsere Bewertungs-Platform von ihrem Unfall erfahren. Gut das ihnen nicht passiert ist und das Sie nicht in die Scherben getreten sind. Ich warte auf die detailierten Bericht vom Lodge Management und werde mich auch mit Chamaleon Reisen in Verbindung setzen. Sobald ich alle Infos zusammen habe melde ich mich bei Chamaleon und freue mich dieses unangenehme und sicherlich nicht absichtliche Geschehen durch eine Kleinigkeit wieder gut zu machen. Unsere Glässer sind upcyclet ( aus recycling glass ) von Frauen in Ostafrika handgeblasen die wir mit unserem Einkauf unterstutzen. und leider kommt es immer wieder wegen Rücksichlosigkeit zu Bruch. Aber es gibt auch Unfälle ... und hier wollen wir auch unterscheiden. Ich melde mich umgehend. Herzliche Grusse Marlies Gabriel
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$336 - $640 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hatari Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Hatari Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Hatari Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hatari Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.