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An elegant and intimate lodge located in a private concession between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Chem Chem offers spectacular views over Lake Manyara itself. Combining European style with African influences, this owner-run lodge brings together earthy yet modern elements.

Perfectly situated at the heart of the northern Tanzania safari experience, Chem Chem is a great choice for an itinerary that also takes in Tanzania's flagship destinations: the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. Take the time to relax here after all those early-morning starts on safari and enjoy a soothing massage or treatment at the spa. The pace at Chem Chem echoes the Swahili saying, 'Pole, pole', which means 'slowly, slowly'. There is no rush here.

But no rush does not mean there is nothing to do - there is also plenty on offer at Chem Chem: go on a 'slow safari' or a guided walking tour of the private concession, observe thousands of flamingos and other water birds on the lake, or take a private guided 4x4 safari to the nearby Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks. For an entirely different perspective, take a hot-air balloon safari and float over the mesmerising landscape of the Great Rift Valley. Children will enjoy learning traditional Maasai spear-throwing techniques and visits to community schools (do consider packing soccer balls and stationery for the pupils).

The Chem Chem concession, which is known for its large herds of buffalo and elephant, protects the traditional migratory corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara. Night drives and off-roading are permitted in the concession.


  • Set in a private concession near Lake Manyara
  • Close to Tarangire and Manyara National Parks
  • Private dinners in stunning bush locations
  • Luxurious tented accommodation and an unhurried pace
  • Owner-managed and -operated to ensure personal attention
  • Guided safari walks and night drives in a private concession
  • Visit Maasai manyattas and local schools


  • Bush dining
  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Local village visits
  • Private game-drives
  • Full-day safaris
  • Helicopter flights
  • Sundowners
Owner run this camp offers a 5 star experience in a gorgeous area. Everything about Chem Chem is inspired from the creative meals on offer to the welcoming decor. Nothing is too much trouble to your hosts at this camp. Rave reviews all round.
Lauren Johansson

Lauren Johansson

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Chem Chem is a beautifully designed and conceived hideaway. On arrival you are greeted by a spectacular African view framed by the gracious sweep of the main building, which appears to be a natural extension of your surroundings.

Tastefully decorated with exquisite attention to detail, the bar, library and lounge area flow seamlessly into a lounge, the fireplace of which is perfect for snuggling up while sipping on your favourite cocktail. The opposite wing of the building houses the dining area and outside boma where clear evenings are spent next to a crackling fire and gazing at the dazzling array of stars.

Indulge your senses with a treatment in the Amani Spa or laze by the secluded pool terrace - glass in hand - watching animals and birds at the waterhole.


With a full-service restaurant catering to your every desire and attentive staff always eager to please, the dining experience at Chem Chem is unparalleled. Trained by chefs from Europe, the kitchen staff produces mouthwatering and sumptuous cuisine: expect anything from deliciously decadent pastries at breakfast to magnificent multi-course dinners, accompanied of course by excellent wines.

Picnic breakfasts and lunches taken while out on safari add an element of decadence to your surroundings. Enjoy carefully prepared delicacies served in the shade of an iconic baobab tree and with the landscape of the Great Rift Valley before you.

General facilities

  • Bar
  • Library
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-fi available
  • Laundry service


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Dates Board Price
2020-06-01 — 2020-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,250
2020-11-01 — 2020-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $990
2020-12-20 — 2021-02-28 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,250
2021-03-01 — 2021-03-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $990
2021-05-15 — 2021-05-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $990
2021-06-01 — 2021-10-31 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,250
2021-11-01 — 2021-12-19 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $990
2021-12-20 — 2022-02-28 Game Package (Meals, Select Transfers/Activities) $1,250

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
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