Hatari Lodge: The ideal place to start your safari in Tanzania

August 03 2017

If you're planning to visit northern Tanzania, we would highly recommend a stay at Hatari Lodge in Arusha. Everyone tends to speed up and out of Arusha on arrival and time can be tight but if you do have a couple of days to relax and you love walking, Hatari is a great place to stay and is an excellent warm up if planning to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Bordering the northern edge of Arusha National Park, Hatari Lodge is nestled in an acacia forest, flanked by two jutting peaks: Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru, a 14,980ft dormant volcano. 

As Hatari Lodge is located outside Arusha National Park, it has NOT been affected by the implementation of increased concession fees from the Tanzania Government.

With 24 hour access through the park, Hatari Lodge can be accessed throughout the day and night and is in easy reach of Kilimanjaro International Airport, Namanga border post and Arusha City by the new road infrastructure. Coastal Aviation's schedule flights from West Kili Airstrip to include Hatari Lodge within the Northern Safari Circuit are only an hour away.

Hatari's nine deluxe standard rooms are decorated with a fun, stylish mix of bright cushions and throws made from local textiles, brightly patterned Kenyan carpets and handprinted-style wallpaper peppered with vibrant wall art created by local artists. In the winter months, an open fire crackles seductively in each room. Combine a unique diverse safari experience of Montane Rain Forest, visit Mount Meru or Ngurdoto Crater and explore the volcanic lakes of Momella. In fact any experience enjoyed at Hatari is the perfect start to your journey in Tanzania.


  • Canoeing Momella Lakes
  • Hatari Historical – Tour
  • Tulusia Waterfall – Walk 
  • Momella Foundation


  • Mount Meru – Tour (incl. picnic)
  • Ngurdoto Crater – Tour (incl. picnic)
  • Ngurdoto Crater Hike (incl. picnic)
  • Kilimanjaro-for-All (incl. picnic)

Outposts Travel Africa can tailor-make any itinerary to Tanzania. We can incorporate a stay at Hatari Lodge into your holiday and can arrange all transfers, accommodation and activities. Simply contact us to discuss your requirements and we will put together some options to suit you.

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