Hatari Lodge Arusha, Tanzania

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Hatari Lodge, Arusha, Tanzania | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
  • Hotel
  • Units 9
  • from $ 240 nt
What we like about this property

With an epic location, cool Hollywood pedigree and a surprising restoration, this African lodge embodies everything we love; wild untamed natural beauty, the spirit of adventure and groovy retro design. It’s inspiring and captivating.


Once the setting for the famed Howard Hawks film Hatari!, this former African farm has been creatively restored and transformed into a luxury bush lodge. Located in woodlands on the edge of the Momella meadow right under Mount Kilimanjaro, the area is adjacent to the vast and beautiful Arusha National Park in Tanzania. Wild and romantic, this lodge compound delivers the legendary safari spirit with an unexpectedly retro modern design aesthetic. The original farm building has been updated to house a central living and dining room with a large stone fireplace where guests gather and are entertained by owners Jorg and Marlies Gebriel. A passionate venture that incorporates their personal design talents and conservation efforts and those of local artists and villagers, the lodge is inspired by the history of Hatari and their love of Africa. 

A unique and sophisticated approach to a traditional safari lodge, the interiors and decor have all been designed as a tribute to the 60’s and 70’s era and are chic and colorful. With a total of nine en suite rooms, each is outfitted with a large open fireplace and  bold individual design.  

The kitchen serves freshly prepared international cuisine in the dining room or on the terrace with stunning views of Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru and there is a long bar, which can be accessed from both inside and out.  

Venture down the boardwalk to the Momella clearing to watch the wildlife at close range from the viewing terrace with majestic Kilimanjaro in the distance and experience nature firsthand. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you in Tanzania in a unique and idyllic setting at a distinctive retreat from where you can explore wild and beautiful Africa.  


A full service lodge with staff and safari services. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and afternoon tea as well as safari picnic lunches prepared daily. Housekeeping and laundry provided. Wifi throughout. All airport transfers provided.


Located adjacent to the Arusha National Park, there are unlimited ways to enjoy this area. With over 552 square kilometers, the park encompasses Ngerdoto crater, savannahs, lakes and vast plains filled with wildlife. About two hours drive to Mt. Kilimanjaro National Park, you are also within reach of the outskirts of The Ngorongoro Conservation Area. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it’s located 180 km west of Arusha in the Crater Highlands area of Tanzania. Ngorongoro Crater is recognized as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Africa. The Serengeti lies further west. 

See “Info/Rates” for safaris and other activites!


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Hatari Lodge

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Quote Details

$260 x 4 $1,040
Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $140
Taxes Not included
TOTAL $1,280
Refundable Damage Deposit $500
TOTAL (with Deposit) $1,780
Payment Terms:
  • $1,280 due now
  • Balance due
Cancellation Policy:

100% refund for cancellations request by at (property’s local time). No refund if less than 14 days priors to arrival day.

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Info & Rates
Rooms / Houses9 en suite rooms
Accommodate36 Total Occupancy; up to a family of 4 in some rooms
Restaurant / self cateringLounge and verandah
KitchenPlated 3 course, healthy and fresh! Catering for all food allergies, specialties and intolerances.
Bed TypeKing and Queen
Kid Friendly
Pet FriendlyNo
ViewAt the foot of Mt. Meru. Crater, lakes and forest landscape
Rates$240-$320 for full board only, excluding park fees & activities
See Notes below for Safari Packages and Special Rates
Minimum Stay1 Night

Safari Packages and Special Rates (PDF)

Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year

November 15, 2014 - January 2, 2015

Lodge: Hatari Lodge at the foot of Mt Meru surrounded by National Park in Tanzania ( 50 min drive from the Int. airport ) 

Country: Tanzania

Location: Arusha National Park 


Self-drive: US$ 150 per adult per day, sharing. 

Rate for children under 16 years & Single Suppl. on request


The daily rate includes:

- Arrival for a light lunch on your own account. 

NOTE: we recommend the outside roads to the lodge from both Moshi and Arusha to avoid park fees on the 1st day. 

- Guided cultural walk in to the village on request 

- Followed by a sun-downer on the walkway deck surrounded by oscar-nominated scenery. 

- 3 course dinner on the Kilimanjaro terrace ( weather permitted ) 

- Overnight in spacious rooms decorated in the Vintage style and with with king size beds, flush toilets and en suite bathrooms.

- Early morning wake up calls with tea & coffee enjoying the breathtaking panorama and monkeys. 

- Beautiful and sumptuous breakfast on the Kilimanjaro terrace ( weather permitted ) 


The daily rates excludes: 

- Arrivals

- Accommodation for driver / guide on request and at an extra cost. 

- daily park fees which are only required when entering the park for activities or on transit when entering the park en route to the lodge. 

- all guided game-viewing, walks, hikes and canoeing. 

- all drinks accept of mineral water in the tents and during meals. Tea & Coffee served in the mess tent. 


Full guided forest package: US$ 250 per adult per day, sharing.


The daily rate includes:

- All of the above.

- Full day within the National Park either on game driving, forest & crater walks and mountains hikes, picnic at the waterfalls and viewing points, birding.  


The daily full package rates excludes: 

- Arrivals

- daily park fees  

- canoeing 

- all drinks accept of mineral water in the tents and during meals. Tea & Coffee served in the mess tent. 


A 20% commission is incl. 



Payment/Deposit Policy:

A deposit of 25% of the total invoice value is required to fully confirm your booking. If the booking is canceled within 120 days of arrival, this deposit will be forfeited. The balance must be paid 35 days prior to arrival. If a booking is made within 35 days of arrival, full payment is required to fully confirm it.

The above rates will be held Ceteris Peribus. However, we reserve the right to amend these rates should any factor beyond our control materially affect the conditions under which these rates were set. Note that government fees are still under review. So these are subject to change. Please also note that the Wildlife Division is considering charging ‘per activity’ fees. Details TBA

Cancellation/No-Show Policy:

Reservations/Bookings that are canceled, reduced in length of stay, number of rooms or persons (herein collectively called CANCELLATION) are subject to a cancellation and ‘no show’ charges policy at the discretion of the company under the following terms:

120-36 days prior to arrival: 25% deposit forfeiture

35-8 days prior to arrival: 50% cancellation fee will be charged.

7 days or less prior to arrival: 100% cancellation fee will be charged.

In all cases, notification of cancellation is only accepted when received, in writing at the Local Reservation Office.


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