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Chem Chem Lodge


With 20 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of untainted African bush, Chem Chem Wildlife Concession protects an invaluable migration corridor between the ancient landscape of Tarangire National Park and the tranquil waters of Lake Manyara National Park – giving guests the freedom of a private concession, with the majestic wildlife of the National Parks.

It is the perfect place to connect with the rolling wilderness around you and to immerse yourself in an authentic Tanzanian wilderness experience. The concept of a Slow Safari was born at Chem Chem.  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 eight beautifully stylish and secluded tented suites have been designed to reflect the ethos of the camp, evoking the spirit of vintage safari. With each tented suite situated at least 80 metres apart from each other, you are ensured total privacy each with a stunning lake view. A pool is hidden beneath the trees to cool off from the midday sun, and the Amani Spa offers the ultimate in relaxation. 

Chem Chem Wildlife Concession is the ultimate setting from which to explore on foot, slow down and indulge in a sensual African safari.


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Chem Chem Lodge is located on the western (sunset) edge of the Chem Chem Concession between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. Embracing the concept of a ‘slow safari’ – slowing down and immersing yourself fully in the experience – guests enjoy private bush picnics, Maasai guided interactive walks, village visits and sundowners on the edge of Lake Manyara. 

Set in 55,000 acres of private land.  Eight stylish tents at Chem Chem Lodge, one of these is a family unit with an additional tent that can sleep up to four children (aged 8 - 16). 

Sophisticated safari lodge located on a private concession offering wildlife and Maasai experiences

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome at Chem Chem Lodge. Children under 12 are required to share with a parent. 

PRIVATE VEHICLE  Yes – at an additional charge

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES Sundowners on Lake Manyara

4x4 POLICY Open Land Rover with max 6 pax

Interactive walks with the Maasai

DAY DRIVES Yes – Tarangire & Lake Manyara NPs (Manyara drives on pre-booking only)

Daytrips to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara National Park (pre-book)

WALKING SAFARIS Yes – on concession with Maasai

Maasai-guided sunrise run

Massage treatments at Amani Spa

COMMUNITY VISITS Yes – visits to Maasai village & school Tarangire hot air balloon – pre book

CHILDREN SAFARIS Yes – children’s activities available

Scenic helicopter flights – pre book

By Air

The closest international airport is Kilimanjaro (3½ hour drive). Arusha Airport and Manyara Airstrip are both a 90-minute drive to Chem Chem Lodge.

By Car

Road transfer from Kilimanjaro Airport to Chem Chem Lodge is 3 hours, and from Arusha Airport and Lake Manyara airstrip it is 1.5 hours.