Diwaka Tours & Travel
Aqua Plaza, 4th Fl.
P.O. Box 17001-00100, Nairobi - Kenya
Telephone: +254.20.268.5134 / +254.20.375.0391
A long cherished dream 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 neighboring dormant volcano, Mount Meru.
The Lodge is situated at the northern edge of Arusha National Park – the long forgotten secret – in the heart of Tanzania. The park measures approximately 552 square kilometres, combining within its boundaries the vast variety of many other parks in northern Tanzania: crater, lakes, savannah, plains and Africa’s 4th highest mountain! Hatari Lodge, a ‘luxury bush hotel’, consists of three buildings beautifully situated in acacia woodland allowing breathtaking views of the Momella meadow, rich with wildlife and at a close distance the majestic Kilimanjaro. Hatari Lodge offers nine comfortably furnished rooms, each with an open fireplace and a spacious bathroom. Every room has been lovingly furnished and decorated in a modern retro style, paying tribute to the 60’s and 70’s – the era of ‘Hatari’! For Jörg, Marlies and Donyo Gabriel it is a dream come true – or simply home! By combining their professional background and unique talents, the Gabriel’s have diligently restored Hatari Lodge to its legendary glory. They have created a unique and sophisticated luxury lodge in which every room has been individually designed and furnished to reflect the distinct style and history of Hatari. In 2004, the Gabriel’s opened the doors of Hatari Lodge, attracting visitors from around the world. Here they have combined the idyllic setting with the rich history of the place and their own ecological awareness to create a unique atmosphere that is sure to enthrall every safari enthusiast.
NUMBER OF ROOMS: 8 rooms: 5 twins which can be changed to double rooms, 2 double rooms and 1 single room. 2 guide rooms are located within the private complex.
ROOM DCOR: Hatari Lodge has 8 private suits, complemented throughout by fittings and fixtures crafted from local materials to mirror the elegance of the time-honoured film style of "Hatari"
ROOM AMENITIES: All rooms with cosy fireplace, a spacious bathroom with a shower,
SPECIAL FEATURE: The lodge prides itself on having a personal touch and wonderful historic perspective on Tanzania. The lodge was originally built as a private house for the actor Hardy Kruger, who fell in love with the area after the filming of the John Wayne film "Hatari.
Candles lit dinners, with fresh home cooking, are held in the timber and thatch living room, backed by a huge roaring log fire and the sounds of the African night to complete the real feel of Africa. Sundowners from the fully stocked bar, watching the salmon pink snows of Kilimanjaro is an unforgettable experience.