From 2014 you will receive a 50% discount on the first night at Hatari Lodge!
If you can only spend one night in Arusha, rather enjoy the beauty and serenity at the edge of Arusha National Park!
Opt for a longer stay and take advantage of our elaborate activities such as hiking in the rainforest and into Mount Meru’s crater, canoeing, guided walks along the river, visiting the hippo pool, following historic trails or enjoying a picnic at the waterfall. To our great joy we will soon be able to offer trips on horseback! A whole new perspective by which to discover the beauty of nature.
Less than an hour’s (part game drive) journey from Kilimanjaro Airport to Hatari Lodge
Experience African wildlife close up (including giraffe, warthogs and small antelope) roaming freely around this Oscar-nominated historical location
Spend the best time of the day on a morning game drive followed by a delicious breakfast or brunch prior to departure – or simply enjoy a sleep-in
Spacious en-suite rooms with verandas and fireplaces
Individual boutique decorated in warm African colours – a lodge made in Tanzania!
Wake- up call with coffee/tea/hot chocolate at the foot of Mt. Meru with a beautiful view of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Fresh cuisine featuring home-grown ingredients and catering for all diets
Exclusive service from attentive personnel with a love for detail
Enjoy the sunrise or a sundowner on our wooden deck, with a spectacular view over the African plain.
Bypass the ever-growing city of Arusha and its traffic by exiting from either the West Kilimanjaro Airstrip with Coastal Aviation (2 flights daily) or drive around Mt. Meru on to the Nairobi Road and through the coffee plantation onto the Northern Circuit Safari “highway“
Repeatedly selected as one of the best 10 camps with the most beautiful view in Africa, the Shu’mata Camp is suitable to get away from everyday life and experience the beauty of an untouched landscape.
Experience a scenic drive from Hatari Lodge to Shu’mata Camp located in the heart of the Maasai Steppe
Enjoy a 360° view of the African savannah at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro
Live in one of our six en-suite tents in Hemingway style with a Maasai touch
Have an authentic Maasai experience in Maasai land bordering the Amboseli ecosystem with:
Private & exclusive game drives
Maasai boma visit and sundowner on the plains with night time game drive
Profound nature walk with Maasai
Half-day game drive or guided walk in Tanzania’s private Amboseli with bush breakfast
Horseback riding (coming soon)
View Kilimanjaro from the Shira Plateau at 3500 meters
NEW: Safaris on foot (armed and guided) in the footsteps of elephants
In the morning, we drive to a picnic breakfast in the plains of the Amboseli ecosystem. We then explore the Maasai Steppe on a two-hour walk with an armed ranger. The trail leads us through elephant territory used as a corridor between Kenya and Tanzania. We will try to find the Grey Giants, past acacia islands and wide-open spaces and observe the majestic animals from a safe distance.
Maasai are a big part of Tanzanian culture. Therefore, we deliver diversified and authentic insight into their daily lives and traditions. During this experience, the Maasai present to us the many different ways and methods of how they live in and with Mother Nature which were acquired through hundreds of years of tradition.
Shu’mata Massai Experience
Enjoy a 2-day authentic Maasai experience that gives deep insight into the traditions and the everyday lives of these semi-nomadic people. Beside a nature walk, we also offer a traditional Maasai goat barbeque in cooperation with People-to-People Safaris’ Ole Sululu, with a magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro in the background. Join us on a guided hike in the footsteps of elephants and be welcomed in a Maasai boma, where the “living fences“ of the Big Cat Guardians project are already implemented. Learn more about their habits, traditions, rituals and healing methods nature has provided them.
2 nights/ 3 days
Rates on enquiry. Min. 4 persons
“Kili4all“ or picnic on Kilimanjaro
Shu’mata also has a new attraction to offer! From Shu‘mata Camp we make our way in an open car on a relaxing 2,5 hour drive in the direction of Mount Kilimanjaro. We cross versatile climate- and vegetation zones such as steppes, lush greens and, at the entrance to the Kilimanjaro National Park, an alpine scenery. Our destination is the Shira Plateau at a level of 3.500 metres. When the clouds open, we can enjoy a magnificent view of Mount Kilimanjaro’s breath-taking summit. The Shira Day Trail takes us on a hike for about 1 hour through grasslands, heath lands and moorlands with up to 10 metre high herbs and grasses.
Eland antelopes, the biggest antelopes of Africa will cross our way on the mountain cliffs.
Colobus monkeys swing through the branches and we will also see buffalos. With a little bit of luck we might even see elephants. We will take a break on the vast plains of the plateau for a picnic lunch with the wonderful views of the summit of the highest mountain in Africa. This offer makes it possible for anyone to climb on Kilimanjaro and enjoy a picnic on its slopes.
Kilimanjaro Horse Safari
For the adventurous, why not explore the beautiful surroundings of Shu’mata from horseback. Compared to being in a vehicle, you will be using all your senses on horseback. The sights, the sounds and the smells of Africa all round you, your horse being your personal companion. The area offers a great variety in scenery and habitats, with many different species to be seen. Everything from dung beetles to elephants. The terrain with very few holes and rocks is suitable for long gallops and if you’re lucky, maybe even alongside a journey of giraffes. Ride amongst the local tribe called the Maasai and experience their day-to-day life.
Explore Africa on horseback and you will see so much more.
Be a strong intermediate or advanced rider
Be able to control the horses’ speed and direction at all times
Be in a good health condition
Max. weight: strictly 15 stone, 210 lbs or 95 kg
Have a lightweight riding hat with you
Wear long chaps for protection against thorns
Destination: Kilimanjaro NP, Amboseli Wildlife Area
Seasons: December – March, June – November
In cooperation with Kaskazi Horse Safaris and Arusha National Park we are planning a horse safari through the bush and savannah of Arusha National Park. Discover an entirely different landscape while riding through the rainforest, passing by giraffes and buffalos and colobus monkeys greeting you from above.
The Kilimanjaro Safari Circuit (KSC) is now part of the famous Northern Circuit (Manyara – Ngorongoro – Serengeti).
The Coastal Aviation flightschedule includes a daily flight to/from West Kilimanjaro Airstrip. KSC combines a safari between Africa‘s Giants: Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro. The new safari circuit offers a stay at the foot of both mountains which includes a daily change of scenery, wildlife, culture and in general, learn about a fragile ecosystem. Both, lodge and camp belong to the same owner/management. Experience rainforest, lakes and crater landscapes within the Arusha National Park surrounding the Hatari Lodge. Combined with the wide open savannah vista of the Maasai Steppe enclosing the legendary Shu’mata Camp in Hemingwaystyle under Kilimanjaro.
We recommend a four to seven night stay on the Kilimanjaro Safari Circuit.