Boutique Luxury

Chem Chem

Chem Chem is a chic and contemporary lodge offering guests an incredible relaxing slow safari experience. With a unique surrounding ecosystem and strong cultural elements, Chem Chem provides a unique departure from the standard safari experience.

Tarangire National Park, Northern Tanzania
Chem Chem
  • Beautiful views to Lake Manyara and the escarpment beyond

  • Delicious and well thought our meals

  • Lots of places in the main area to relax - all with lovely vistas

  • Day trips into the Tarangire National Park

Chem Chem Safari Lodge is perfectly situated in its own private concession, in an optimum position to explore both the Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. The views from the lodge are sweeping and spectacular; it overlooks the rift valley’s western escarpment and is in the “migration corridor” between the two parks – a fantastic location for some lovely game viewing.

The lodge offers full day game drives into the Tarangire National Park and into Lake Manyara National Park; birdwatching and walks are also a highlight. While some guests will arrive with their own private guide, the guiding at the lodge is of a very high standard.

Accommodation at the lodge is comfortable and stylish – just eight tented rooms, set apart for privacy and each with beautiful views out over the plains in front of the camp. The tents have large private decks on which to relax between activities, and a bathroom with an enormous “egg-shaped” bath. There is also a family room which is perfect for families or for groups of friends travelling together.

For those lazy afternoons between game drives, Chem Chem also has a small bush spa offering massages, pedicures and manicures and other treatments – or just choose to relax by their pool on the comfortable sunloungers.

We were hugely impressed with Chem Chem when we visited – the service was excellent, efficient and friendly and the food was delicious – it’s within easy reach of two great parks and is the perfect place to start your Tanzanian sojourn.

It also combines particularly well with its sister camp, Little Chem Chem, where there is excellent big game to be found and beautiful sunrises to watch.

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Top tip:

Go on a guided walk and see how close you can creep up to the giraffe.

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Tarangire National Park, Northern Tanzania

Chem Chem Tarangire lies between the immense savannas of Tarangire National Park and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara in its own 4000-hectare private land concession and lies in the “migration corridor” between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. This fantastic location is perfect for unforgettable walking safaris and bird watching excursions.

8-hour 40-minute British Airways international flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. From Nairobi it's then a 1-hour international flight to Arusha Airport. Chem Chem is a 2-hour 30-minute transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport or a 1-hour 30-minute transfer from Arusha.

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