Chem Chem Bushcamp Opening Special

We are so excited that Chem Chem will be opening a brand new bush camp in a private concession bordering Tarangire National Park. Chem Chem is one of our favorite properties in this part of Tanzania and to now that they have added a luxury tented camp experience in addition to their stunning lodge, it is really hard to beat! This new property, allows Chem Chem to offer two very different but totally complementary experiences.

To celebrate the opening of Chem Chem Bushcamp we are offering clients an incredible deal that includes 2 nights at the new Bushcamp, two nights exploring Ngorongoro Crater, followed by three nights at Chem Chem Safari Lodge. This offer includes 1 free night at Chem Chem Safari Lodge making it an incredible deal.

Days 1-2: Chem Chem Bush Camp ~ Burungi Reserve, Tarangire

Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will be met by your driver/guide and begin your adventure driving out of Arusha toward Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

3_image_template_BLANKYou will make your home for two nights at the Chem Chem Bush Camp, a brand new luxury tented camp. Situated in an area adjacent to Tarangire, the Bushcamp offers 5 traditional safari tents in keeping with the signature style and sophistication of Chem Chem Lodge. Comprising 20,000 hectares within the Burungi Wildlife Management Area, Chem Chem Reserve is a protected conservation area bordered by Lake Manyara in the west and Tarangire to the east.

Days 3-4: Exploreans Ngorongoro ~ Ngorongoro Crater

Today you will leave Chem Chem Bush Camp and spend the day exploring Lake Manyara National Park with a picnic lunch en route to the Ngorongoro Crater.

Chem Chem Safari Lodge

Lake Manyara National Park (80,300 acres,) tucked at the base of an escarpment that forms one edge of the Great Rift Valley, is fed by ground water that creates one of the most diverse habitats in East Africa. There is a lake that varies in salinity levels with wetter and drier climate cycles, and at times it is replete with flamingos, pelicans, storks and cormorants. Springs in the park's northern end support a dense groundwater forest of magnificent giant fig and mahogany trees which shelter an abundance of vervet monkeys, baboons, bushbuck, waterbuck, and elephant. South of the groundwater forest, acacia woodland and open grassland are frequented by buffalo, wildebeest, impala, giraffe, zebra, and lions – that are occasionally seen resting on the limb of an acacia. Probably the most remarkable tree found here is the baobab, which according to legend was uprooted and planted upside down. The park is an ornithological paradise with over 350 species of birds.

After a day spent exploring Lake Manyara you will arrive at Exploreans where you will spend the night before descending into the Crater the next morning.

ngorongoro1Ngorongoro Crater is a microcosm of East African scenery with abundant wildlife – more than 25,000 larger animals, mostly zebra and wildebeest. This is also the best place in Tanzania to see black rhino and the magnificent black-maned lions. Over the years, the floor of this crater has become mostly savannah (grassland) and there’s also a soda lake whose size changes depending on the rains that is the lifeline of this amazing land. On this lake, marvel at the colorful flamingoes and a variety of other water birds – more than 100 species of birds are found here that are not in the Serengeti. Resident ostriches, crowned cranes, and kori bustards are joined seasonally by migrant flocks of white and Abdim's storks. Patience should reward you with good views of leopard, cheetah, hyena, jackal, elephant, warthog, buffalo, impala, buffalo, hartebeest, eland and lots of other antelopes.

Your lodge is set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush. This wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes’ drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater. There are 20 spacious private log cabins, each with a fire place connecting the bedroom and a separate living area. The reception area hosts a restaurant, bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive.

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Overnight at EXPLOREANS NGORONGORO. Includes: All meals, drinks, park fees, exclusive-use vehicle

Days 5-7: Chem Chem Safari Lodge ~ Tarangire View iBrochure

Spend your final days in Tanzania at the luxurious Chem Chem Safari Lodge, set on a private concession between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park. Embark on walking safaris, cultural visits or a full-day game drive in Tarangire followed by sundowners on the lake in the evening.

Chem Chem Safari Lodge in Tarangire

The lodge has been thoughtfully placed in extraordinary settings to ensure that guests have the richest and most fulfilling Tanzanian experience. It is nestled amongst an oasis of palms with stunning panoramic views of the Rift Valley’s western escarpment and in between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. Tarangire is a baked, white savannah during the dry season and home to lush, green plains during the wet. Herds of elephant, wildebeest, zebra, buffalo, impala, gazelle and hartebeest roam the plains whilst marshes are home to hundreds of species of birds. If you are lucky, you may spot an elusive leopard dozing in the branches of an acacia tree.

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With just eight luxurious tents carefully designed to complement the lush surroundings, each suite-style tented villa covers an elegant bedroom, reading room, full bathroom, outdoor shower and wooden deck area, perfect for evenings by firelight. Furnished in a contemporary vintage style, the interiors are classically chic, featuring dark woods, earthy colors and natural fibers. The discreet service is personalized and geared to your requirements, whether it be a romantic dinner for two in the bush or a relaxing massage under the shade of a baobab tree. Other facilities within the camp include a dining room serving gourmet fusion cuisine, lounge, library, sundeck, swimming pool and an excellent spa.

Overnights at CHEM CHEM. Includes: All meals, drinks and game activities, Concessions walk with Masai, Cultural visit, night drives

Day 8: Depart Kilimanjaro

Say goodbye to Africa for now as you return to the airport in Kilimanjaro in time to connect with your international flight home.

The Price for This Adventure

Between September 23rd and October 31st, 2013 (Assumes double occupancy and excludes international flights):

  • For 2 travelers: $4800 per person
  • For 4 travelers: $4400 per person
  • For 6 travelers: $4300 per person

Between November 1st and December 19th, 2013 (Assumes double occupancy and excludes international flights):

  • For 2 travelers: $4300 per person
  • For 4 travelers: $3900 per person
  • For 6 travelers: $3800 per person

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