June 2012

Hatari Lodge goes green!

Hatari Lodge has commited to responsible tourism.
This concept we implement through various ecological approaches at our Hatari Lodge, at Shu'mata Camp and in our projects at Momella Foundation. The Hatari Forest Garden is a project that operates according to the principles of permaculture developing self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems. Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature. It is about protracted and thoughtful observation rather than premature and thoughtless labor; looking at plants and animals in all their functions, rather than treating any area as a single project system. Permaculture enhances systems which are self sustainable. The Hatari Forest Garden also promote reforestation which has a positive impact on the exhaustive cultivation due to monoculture. The Hatari Forest Garden Project is a pilot project at Hatari Lodge with the aim of self supply to Hatari Lodge and promoting trade with local products.

Recently, we have laid out a kitchen garden next to the Hatari lounge. Since local bee species started to fly around the lodge area to pollinate our fruit trees and to produce our Hatari Honey.
A trout pond is in the works.

The kitchen itself has a new bread oven. Here, we train our staff in the traditional baking of local pastries and international specialities.

Our kitchen is orientated towards a crossover of modern and traditional cooking techniques as well as the experience and knowledge of the Tanzanian kitchen. Our barbeque gives our dishes a mediterranean and arabian flavor. We focus on a simple and organic approach. To enhance the well-being of our guests we integrate the healing abilities of local plants and herbs into our menu.