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 fourth 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 to 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 60s and 70s.
By combining their professional background and unique talents, the Gabriels 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 Gabriels 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 enthral every safari enthusiast.
© Jörg Gabriel and Marlies Gabriel