Chem Chem Lodge

Tarangire N.P., Tanzania


Our Rating

Trip Advisor

Room Type

8 Tented suites, including 1 Family suite

Child Policy

Children Ages 10+


Pool, lounge, bar, spa, wifi, library and curio shop


Bush Walks, Game Drives, Hot Air Balloon


About This Accommodation

Chem Chem Safari Lodge is situated in a private concession, Burunge Wildlife Management Area, which lies between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. Chem Chem has done excellent conservation work by purchasing the hunting licenses in the corridor between Manyara and Tarangire, making it safe for wildlife to roam freely.

It is without a doubt one of our favorite properties in Tanzania and our clients have always been extremely happy there. The eight spacious tented suites are tastefully decorated and have a deck and day bed that provide a wonderful area to relax and unwind. Luxurious bathrooms include both indoor and outdoor showers and a comfortable bathtub. The lodge doesn’t take children under 12, but accommodation for families with older kids is available.

Chem Chem Lodge offers sundowners at Lake Manyara, game drives, bush walks, and sumptuous dinners romantically served in different locations each evening. Guests can visit a Maasai village where the local community shows you their customary ways of life. Day trips to Tarangire or the Lake Manyara National Park (1.5 hours away) can also be arranged. It also has a sister property, Chem Chem Bush Camp which borders Tarangire National Park.

We like to combine Chem Chem Safari Lodge with a few nights at Singita Sasakwa, Faru Faru or Sabora in the Serengeti. We recommend starting or ending your safari here as it is a place to simply relax and experience the beauty of the wilderness around you.

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  • Chem Chem Lodge is situated within a privileged Wildlife Management Area between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara known as the Burunge Wildlife Management Area. The Lodge itself can be found nestled on the picturesque western side of the wildlife concession and consists of eight secluded tent-style suites with an opulent main Lodge house, all evoking the spirit of a vintage safari lodge. The permanent structure of the Lodge's main house reflects the form of a flamingo with its wings spread wide for landing. One wing holds the full service gourmet restaurant and an outside fire place, the other wing offers a bar, lounge, fire place and fully stocked library. The Lodge also boasts a viewing deck with awe-inspiring views over Lake Manyara. Outside, a pool is hidden in the trees to cool off in and escape from the afternoon heat and the Chem Chem Amani Spa offers a new meaning to utter relaxation.
  • Experience Chem Chem Safaris. When you come out to discover this place make sure that you do not rush through it – it is not by the quantity you discover Tanzania but by the moments you live. Make sure you have moments where you sit down, put your feet on the ground and connect with the African wilderness Chem Chem Wildlife Concession is the embodiment Fabia Bausch and Nicolas Negre’s deep passion for Africa and its natural heritage. With 20 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of untainted African bush, the 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 enjoy an authentic Tanzanian wilderness experience. Chem Chem Safaris offer secluded, elegant tent-style accommodation at two impressively appointed sites: Chem Chem Lodge and Little Chem Chem. Both sites are designed to evoke the spirit, luxury and intimacy of a vintage safari.

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What Our Clients Think

Outstanding place."

Loved! Favorite by a long shot. Food was beautiful and tasteful. Amazing, owners on site go above and beyond."

Tents were really neat. Public areas were spacious and comfortable, a great first stop. All staff were so friendly and helpful."

The staff was great! We got to know them between big and Little Chem Chem... We loved how we had the same guides as Little Chem Chem!"

Loved starting with Little Chem Chem, then moved onto Chem Chem - ideal blend and their guide Frank was amazing. The village visit and walk at Chem Chem was great."

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