East Africa has long been a well-known wildlife safari destination. Safari means ‘a journey’ in Swahili. This journey can explore both the external landscape and also the internal landscape of the soul. At Hatari Lodge and Shu’mata Camp, you experience natural healing beauty and rhythms of African wildlife and splendid landscapes as they sing with and rejuvenate your soul.
Take your mind-body-spirit practices on safari! We know that the most cutting-edge strategies for inner peace and rejuvenation involve deep immersion into nature. There is no better place to experience true primordial nature than in East Africa, the cradle of humankind.
Hatari Lodge & Shu’mata Camp are nestled peacefully in the natural landscapes of Tanzania. Hatari Lodge sits at the base of Mt. Meru and receives the magical healing energy from the mountain. Guests visit the forests at the base of Mt. Meru for medical plant walks and organic picnics overlooking the waterfalls.
The lodges are located in northern Tanzania, in close proximity to the world famous wildlife viewing national parks – Serengeti, Arusha National Park, the Amboseli ecosystem and Ngorongoro Conservation Area – and from both locations you have a fantastic view at Mt. Kilimanjaro while knowing you are in the habitat of giraffes, elephants, Cape buffalo, zebra and many more of the awe-inspiring African wildlife. Lodge meals are created using fresh locally-sourced organic ingredients, and all special diets can be catered for.
During select times of the year, Healing Safaris are conducted and scheduled by a Deepak Chopra-certified Vedic Master. These safaris include daily yoga and meditation sessions, lessons on indigenous Maasai healing practices, visits with a spiritual healer, traditional medicinal plant teas and soups, massages and walking meditations in un-fenced wilderness areas. Guests have the opportunity to explore in-depth the traditional Maasai practices for health and happiness as described in the book Time is Cows: Timeless Wisdom of the Maasai by Tanya Pergola, PhD.
Hatari Lodge and Shu’mata Camp are part of The African Embassy Safaris and a flying safari to the Serengeti and other transcendent places can be integrated into a guest’s itinerary.
The primordial African bush is one of the most profound ways to re-connect with nature in its purest form. A place where your mind, body and spirit find grounding, where you can truly relax. Hatari Lodge and Shu’mata Camp are your bases for a one-of-a-kind safari in Africa, come and soak up nature and indigenous culture in pure and adventurous luxury.
Hatari Lodge: 4-star lodge hotel at the foot of Mt. Meru with 9 en-suite rooms and a small veranda overlooking the wildlife meadow, Mt. Meru or the Kilimanjaro
Mt. Meru rainforest drive and crater hike, Ngurduto crater hike, canoeing on the seven Momella Lakes, game drive within Arusha National Park, historical walks
It's amazing going past giraffes, a warthog family and little monkeys on the way to breakfast.