The Lodge lies in a 4000ha private wildlife concession between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. Eight stylish and secluded tent-style suites evoke the spirit of a vintage contemporary safari.
Chem Chem Highlights
Owner run and managed by Fabia Bausch & Nicolas Negre, Chem Chem exudes simple elegance. Lying in a 4,000ha private wildlife concession between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks this stunning lodge's central focus is on relaxation and letting the wildlife come to you. With experiences on offer within the concession such as walking safaris, tracking, picnics, visiting Maasai villages, and dining under the stars as well as 4x4 daytime and evening game drives, Chem Chem's enviable remote location enables guests to experience a highly personalised safari experience. The concept of Slow Safari was born at Chem Chem Safari Lodge. Key is the ethos of a safari as a tangible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle, where on foot guests can see, feel, touch and smell the African bush for themselves.
- The lodge is closed between the 1st April and 14th May each year, as the rains are heavy at this time.
- Chem Chem cares passionately about Tanzania's economic and social development and are proud to contribute to local community development efforts through LIVEWILDLIFE.
- "Slow Safari" concept: the ethos of a safari as a tangible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle, where on-foot guests can see, feel, touch and smell the African bush for themselves.
Chem Chem Game Viewing and Activities
So easily accessable, Chem Chem is situated perfectly to explore both Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks. Being in its own concession it offers a huge variety of activities including night drives and track reading walks to learn how to identify animal footprints. A walk through the wildlife-concession’s palm-forest approaching giraffes or to truly get a feel for the local pace of life, guests may even take a leisurely jog with a Maasai warrior along the shore of Lake Manyara! Leopard and tree-climbing pythons often inhabit the trees in the Tarangire National Park. Due to the low volume of traffic in the park, the game is wild, being unaccustomed to vehicles, this offers a truly unique experience. Large herds of antelope of all sorts including: eland, lesser kudu, Kongoni, impala, Zebra, gazelles, buffalo, wildebeest, leopard, elephant, rhino and lots of smaller mammals.
Tarangire River Camp
Tarangire River Camp is set within 25000 hectares of concession area. Included on the land is a branch of the Tarangire River itself, which the camp overlooks. The property is in a great location for game viewing only 3.5km from the main entrance to the Park.
Oliver's Camp is a lovely tented camp situated in a low, sandy ridge. Open from June to the end of March, it is particularly good for game in the height of the dry season, when the marshes attract huge herds of buffalo, zebra and wildebeest.
Rustic Northern Tanzania
Experience Tanzania with a local guide in your private vehicle! This comfortable safari takes you on an adventure though northern Tanzania, get to see Kilimanjaro, explore the famous migration area of the Serengeti, the fascinating Ngorongoro Crater and journey through the Tarangire National Park. An authentic African safari on a budget is possible!
North Tanzania Family Fun
A great beach and bush family combination package incorporating the best of Zanzibar island and northern Tanzania. Explore the Serengeti, spot wildlife on your game drives, look out over Mount Kilimanjaro and laze about on pristine beaches.
Little Oliver’s Camp comprises of 5 luxury, en-suite tents overlooking a flood plain of the Minyonyo Pools, part of the Tarangire River. The camp includes famous walking safaris and fly camping. Walks may vary from a morning walk to a three day adventure.