Chem Chem Safari Lodge
Tracking the Giraffe nestled in Plam Island to guarante 100% pri
Tracking the Giraffe
nestled in Plam Island to guarante 100% pri

Chem Chem Safari Lodge

The love of the African bush lies at the heart of Chem Chem. From that passion and the desire to share this deep appreciation, a selection of luxurious yet authentic havens dedicated to awaken the senses and set fire to the soul was born – CHEM CHEM SAFARI LODGE. Throughout Chem Chem the use of the primordial elements of water, fire, stone and wood create a dwelling both elegant yet sensitive to its surroundings. This fluency within the lodge helps to promote the concept of the ‘slow safari’, where the Africa experience does not finish when you step out of your 4x4; instead it continues throughout your whole stay with us, whether it be through a calming holistic massage under the bows of an acacia tree, a stroll around the lake with a knowledgeable guide or simply enjoying a romantic lakeside dinner for two. The passion which Chem Chem has for the ‘Slow Safari’ way of life ensures guests who stay with us experience the spirit of Africa without the fear and pressure of missing something. A haven in the African wilderness, Chem Chem is truly a dream for travellers seeking a new experience in discovery, excellence and pleasure. Having travelled the world, lived in the Tanzanian bush for fifteen years and tackled the corporate financial jungle, our combined histories have led us on a unique path of fulfilling our dream. This dream was to create a sanctuary in our beloved African Wilderness where space, time, beauty and pleasure are free of boundaries and encourage those who pass the threshold to also dare to dream. It is this love for nature, the wildlife, the beauty of tranquillity and space that we would like to share with our guests and offer them a true safari experience in the spirit of Karen Blixen: “There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne - bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive." We would like to invite you to be our guests at Chem Chem Safari Lodge. Fabia & Nicolas




Chem Chem Safari Lodge is for those who want a visceral connection with the bush. The essence of a “Slow Safari” is to fully immerse yourself in precious moments. It’s not about breadth of experience but depth. The concept of Slow Safari was born at Chem Chem Safari Lodge. Key is the ethos of a safari as a tangible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle, where on foot guests can see, feel, touch and smell the African bush for themselves. It’s easy to get caught up in the 4x4 rush hour in a fevered quest to spot the ‘Big Five’, however true safari aficionados understand it’s what you discover for, and sometimes about yourself outside the vehicle, that counts. Slow Safari takes away the hectic qualities of safari but doesn't remove the adventure and excitement: from gazing at an unfamiliar night sky to the magic of finding ancient cave paintings, these moments add a magical quality to your trip just as much as spotting a rhino or a herd of elephants - it's all about slowing down and getting a new perspective on things. “Slowing down to appreciate, stopping to explore, staying longer to discover and ultimately realizing that by relaxing one can find the heart and soul of a country whilst replenishing mind and body” Some of the experiences that are part of the Slow Safari ethos include walking safaris with a private guide in Chem Chem’s 4,000 hectare private, whilst activities such as, private sessions in track reading, picnics, visiting Massai villages, and dining under the stars will be all about interaction and filling personal aspirations. Of course as part of the Slow Safari, guests are welcome to sit and stare for hours on end too with a glass of Pinot in hand, savouring Tanzania in wide-eyed amazement as it stretches out before them.

Need to Know

MALARIA: Chem Chem is in a malarial zone, please consult your doctor before travelling. You must also have a yellow fever certificate to enter Tanzania. ELECTRICITY: 220 AV DISABLED ACCESS: No CREDIT CARDS: Visa & Mastercard accepted. VISAS: All foreigners from non-Commonwealth countries are required to have a valid visa unless their countries have agreements with Tanzania under which the visa requirement is waived.


“The freedom of a private concession, the wildlife of the National Parks” Chem Chem Safari Lodge lays on its own private wildlife concession of 4,000 hectares – no other lodge or residence shares this land, so privacy is guaranteed. Chem Chem Safari Lodge offers a variety or wildlife excursions, ranging from tracking animals on foot on its private wildlife concession, a moonlit game drive, to a private guided safari through Tarangire, Manyara or Ngorongoro National Parks. Safari options are available for driven tours, guided walks and even hot air balloon rides. We take guests with our open Land Rover to Tarangire National Park packed with breakfast, brunch or lunch picnic. We organize great walk with highly professional waling guides on our concession or in company with Massai worrieres

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

Tarangire National Park has the highest density of Elephants in Africa and with its landscape it remains one to have travel back to Jurassic Park age. On our concession you can track Giraffe from up to 10 meters on foot, walking within herds of Zebras, Wilder beasts, meeting the nocturnal animals as aardvark, honey batcher, Genet Cats etc. on our night game drives.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Tarangire National Park and its ecosystem lies in the Massai Land. Our Massai staff is happy to welcome our guests back at the homes to show them very proudly their way of life. There are local schools to visit where we organize soccer games and other fun activities.


The permanent structure of Lodge principal house reflects the form of a landing flamingo with its two open big wings. One wing holding the dining area and the outside fire place the other wing containing the bar, lounge, fire lounge and library. It is a very light and open structure to be as close to nature as possible. The principal house contains: Full service gourmet restaurant Lounge bar & our door fire place Library Mirador with astonishing view over Lake Manyara Boutique Free WIFI Well-being: Nestled in its own private palm-oasis you find our spa cottage as well our outdoor swimming pool.


8 Stylish tented suites including one family unit offering an additional tent that can accommodate up to 4 children aged between 10 and 16. Each tented suite is situated in a private palm-island enjoying a wonderful, private lake view. The suite, 100m2, is a combination of canvas, lava-stones and wood. Where else if not in the African Wilderness you want to sleep under a canvas roof? Tents are a minimum of 80 metres apart to ensure total privacy. Each suite comprises of: Bedroom with spectacular views Reading corner Dressing room Luxury bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower Terrace Patio with lush daybed surrounded by trees Signature toiletries Dressing gown and slippers In-room safe Yoga mats Fan Laundry (casual clothes, no dry cleaning) Hair dryer Intercom telephone In-room camp bed available for one child Family unit: It is built out of one suite as above plus a 50m2 vintage tented room with its own bathroom (indoor shower) and dressing room. The two rooms are built on the same platform and are connected through a small (1.5m) wooden bridge. The tented room contains 2 single beds, rocking chair and small desk, viewing terrace and has its own private entry. It can sleep up to four children or two adults.


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We are open from 15 May to 31 March Peak Season is from the 15 June to 31 October & 20 December to 28 February High Season is from 15 May to 14 June & 1 November to 19th December & 1 to 31 March

Average StayAverage Stay

3 nights

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)

Safari Package all inclusive: 920 USD Peak season 740 USD High season

Children PolicyChild Policy

Children aged 10 years and over are welcome. Children 10 – 16 pay 50% of the rate when sharing with at least one full paying adult or child.

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To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at

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