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Little Chem Chem is small but perfectly formed, with an emphasis on a visceral connection to the bush and a strong association with community development through the Lifewildlive partnership. Set in a 14 000-hectare protected area between Tarangire National Park and Lake Burunge in northern Tanzania, Little Chem Chem offers guests unique experiences, such as bush breakfasts and sundowners, conservation safaris with an anti-poaching unit, hot-air balloon safaris and guided nature walk. They will also teach you how to track animals from spoor and droppings, and tasty ‘bush cooking’ experiences. Because it is owner-occupied, service is consistently outstanding.

Decked with antique brass telescopes and oversized leather wingbacks in the library, Little Chem Chem is tented-safari heaven for those seeking true solace in the African wilderness.


  • Flexibility & exclusivity with a private guide and vehicle
  • Hot-air balloon safaris and guided nature walks (in season)
  • Wi-Fi Internet access
  • Butler service to ensure your safari day runs smoothly
  • Night drives
  • Conservation safaris with the anti-poaching team
  • Owner occupied to ensure personalised attention
  • Home to the big tusker elephants for the ultimate elephant safari


  • Game drives
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Bird watching
  • Picnics
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Bush dining
  • Full-day safaris
  • Helicopter flights
  • Local village visits
With only 5 tents sent on 16 000ha, and overseen by the owners, this camp offers guests an exclusive safari experience with a personal touch. An ideal base for exploring the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.
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Tented Room

Each of the six canvas luxury tents overlooks the waterhole, which is often frequented by elephant, plains game and other game. Tastefully decorated in a monochrome scheme, the tents have touches that hark back to the golden age of classic safaris with modern treats like yoga mats and in-room massages available. The en suite bathrooms have flushing toilets, walk-in showers and signature toiletries.

Family Tent

The family room can accommodate two adults and three children. The spacious tent can be partitioned with canvas to create two separate rooms with en suites.


Inspired by the thousands of pastel-pink flamingoes that inhabit Lake Manyara each summer, the central communal area of Little Chem Chem has two large ‘wings’, one comprising the dining area and outside fire pit and the other, the bar, lounge with fireplace and library. As much as possible, these tents are left open to the elements to maintain the connection to nature. Guests also have access to interesting activities like tracking and ‘bush cooking’ lessons, guided walks and hot-air balloon safaris. For those who are looking for a little relaxation, there is also the option of getting a massage. In the evenings, chat – glass in hand – in the cozy fire pit while the billion-star Milky Way passes overhead.


Highlights at Little Chem Chem include bush breakfasts and picnics, and the show-stopping sunset cocktails at Lake Burunge, with tapas and an unforgettable view. Other meals are taken around a long table crafted from a polished tree trunk, and exceptional attention to detail is placed on multi-course dinners and paired wines. In the still of the hazy dawn light, be gently woken with an early morning coffee service in bed: aromatic hot coffee and tea, and freshly-baked biscuits will be delivered to your door in a charming wicker basket.

General facilities

  • Babysitting service available
  • Solar power
  • Wi-fi available
  • Bar
  • Library
  • Gym


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Connected Adventure 7 Nights


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Combine any of the lodges and camps in Chem Chem Safaris and Legendary Expeditions for 7 nights and receive 20% off your accommodation.

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20% off 7 nights

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Valid: 01 Sept - 19 Dec ‘23

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Dates Board Price
2023-06-01 — 2023-10-31 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,340
2023-11-01 — 2023-12-19 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,070
2023-12-20 — 2024-01-05 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,340
2024-01-06 — 2024-02-29 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,460
2024-03-01 — 2024-03-31 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,165
2024-05-15 — 2024-05-31 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,165
2024-06-01 — 2024-10-31 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,460
2024-11-01 — 2024-12-19 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,165
2024-12-20 — 2024-12-22 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,460
2024-12-23 — 2025-01-02 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,605
2025-01-03 — 2025-01-05 Game Package (Selected Meals, Select Transfers, Selected Activities) $1,460

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.
  • Single supplements may apply.
  • Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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