“Lakes, rolling green hills, Kilimanjaro, Mount Meru and wildlife - Momella is a jewel. There is nothing more beautiful in East Africa.“ – Jim Mallory, 1961.
Hatari Lodge is adjoining one of Africa’s most beautiful and diverse National Parks, where the world’s highest free standing mountain, Kilimanjaro rises majestically at 5,892 metres into the blue skies. The lodge is situated in a malaria free area at an altitude above 5.000 ft on the northern edge of Arusha National Park. With its unspoilt views of lakes, craters, its magical rain forests, and the 4,566 metre high dormant volcanic Mount Meru, rise elegantly in the background. The breakfast terrace, bordered by sweet smelling acacias, offers impressive views of Mt. Meru and Kilimanjaro. Directly below the terrace lies the Momella clearing, which can be reached via a boardwalk to the viewing platform which offers the opportunity to watch the wild animals at close range, and to enjoy classic sundowners, with Kilimanjaro on the background.
Buffalos and waterbuck feed here regularly and warthogs can be seen digging the ground or mowing the lawn. Water birds enjoy the swampy areas and numerous giraffes including the rare reticulated giraffes feed on the trees surrounding the lodge.