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Little Chem Chem

THE HOME OF 'SLOW SAFARI' IN ELEPHANT RICH COUNTRY

Bordering Little Chem Chem is an acacia forest within the typical landscape of the Tarangire National Park and its impressive Baobab trees. The camp overlooks the freshwater Lake Burunge with the Babati mountain range as a magnificent backdrop on the south-west. The north east faces the hills of Tarangire in the distance. Known as the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is home to early morning displays of glory.

Set on the earth, the five vintage tents have a large bedroom with rocking chair and study desk, a vanity area with dressing room and an en suite bathroom with running hot water shower and flushing toilet.

The atmosphere at Little Chem Chem is welcoming, elegant and oozing authenticity of a bygone era. The luxury of sharing 16,000 ha with only 10 guests sets the ideal stage where one can perfectly blend into the wilderness. Lions roam around the camp and call each other at night; stately elephants march down to Lake Burunge to get a sprinkling of fresh water; cheetahs hunt on the plains facing the lake; leopards, eland and lesser kudu can be seen in the more dense woods in the inner part of the concession. And wherever there is water, the bird life is abundant and colourful.

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

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Situation

The typical landscape of the Tarangire, with its impressive Baobab trees and incredible wildlife, coupled with the exclusivity of a private concession, Little Chem Chem offers big game walking safaris and night drives on the concession to maximise on the Tarangire experience. This is a big game adventure.

Privately owned and run

Fabia Bausch and Nicolas Negre own and manage the Chem Chem Wildlife Concession, which is the embodiment of their deep passion for Africa and its natural heritage. 

Sustainability & charitable contributions

Chem Chem cares passionately about Tanzania's economic and social development and are proud to contribute to local community development efforts through their LIVEWILDLIFE foundation. LIVEWILDLIFE's aim is to support and educate the surrounding communities to safeguard the area’s natural heritage, by supporting the state school infrastructure, offering courses for teachers and children. 

Activities

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 

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. Kuro Airstrip is a beautiful 4x4 safari transfer from within the Tarangire National Park to Little Chem Chem and serviced by daily flights.

By Car

Both Chem Chem Lodge and Little Chem Chem are easily accessed by road from Arusha, Kilimanjaro, Lake Manyara and the Ngorongoro Crater.