- Type: Lodge
- Summary: Vintage-style tents with panoramic wilderness views
- Feature: Located between Lake Manyakara and Tarangire National Parks
- Rooms: 17 tents split across three camps
- Location: Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Tanzania
- Nearest airport: Arusha Airport
Location and transfer
Located between the Lake Manyara and Tanrangire National Parks. Approximately 2-hours from Arusha Airport by road. NB: Visas are required for Tanzania.
Chem Chem is wonderfully located between two stunning Tanzanian National Parks - Tarangire and Lake Manyara - making it a great base to explore both without the need to move accommodation. Full and half day safaris can be taken in Tarangire National Park, home of the famed 'Big Five': leopard, lion, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo. After searching the wilderness for this glorious game, enjoy a full day at Lake Manyara, famous for its prolific bird life and, in particular, the seasonal arrival of flamingos.
From Chem Chem, take a fascinating walking tour with a Maasai warrior to gain a greater insight into their culture, learning about how they have lived for centuries in harmony with the wild animals around them. The Maasai are renowned for their fitness and long distance endurance so, if you're up for a challenge, why not join them for a morning run and workout session? Alternatively, improve your photographic skills as you join a professional wildlife photographer on safari. They will show how to capture the best shots of the incredible wildlife around you, providing lifelong skills and wonderful souvenirs. Visits to local schools are also arranged, allowing you to experience true Tanzania while meeting the lovely locals.
Children over the age of 6 years are welcome at Chem Chem Lodge and Forest Chem Chem. Children over the age of 8 years are welcome at Little Chem Chem. If the lodge is hired exclusively, children of all ages are welcome.