Chem Chem Lodge, Tanzania

The exclusive Chem Chem Lodge lies within the migration corridor between the immense savannahs of Tarangire National Park and the bird-rich waters of Lake Manyara on its own 4000-hectare private land concession.

Each of the eight luxurious tents offer an elegant bedroom, reading room, full bathroom, outdoor shower and wooden deck area, perfect for evenings by firelight.

The main area of the lodge has ample comfortable sofas and armchairs to relax in or exchange stories with other guests; there is also a main swimming pool with views out to the savannah.

Chem Chem offers an incredible experience, exploring its private concession on foot or vehicle. Other facilities within the camp include a dining room serving gourmet fusion cuisine, lounge, library, sundeck, swimming pool and an excellent spa.

Each guest who stays at Chem Chem contributes to this conservation success by paying a Conservation & Community Fee of US$ 160 (2023) & US$ 180 (2024) per person per night. This revenue directly contributes to the concession fees, which protect the reserve from alternative land usage, and support the Wildlife Corridor Project between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara National Park. This is a crucial project because of the ever-increasing human impact on the natural movement of wildlife in the area.

Chem Chem Lodge is set on the banks of Lake Manyara has 8 tented suites and you’ll find yourself set between watering holes, savannah grasslands and a vast salt pan, where the immense sense of space is rivalled only by sublime privacy and sophisticated comforts.

Little Chem Chem set on the banks of Lake Burunge has 5 vintage tents embraces the essence of bush luxury and the purity of time spent in the wilderness. Set amongst a canopy of ancient baobabs this quintessential safari camp weaves understated luxury into every experience.

Forest Chem Chem set on the banks of the Tarangire River envelops you within an enchanted African wilderness, allowing you to be closer to nature than anyone or anywhere else. Savour the stillness of your own private stay at Forest Chem Chem and indulge in the freedom of a bespoke safari.

Chem Chem currently has a special offer available you can save 20% on all accommodation when combining any of the 8 camps and lodges between Chem Chem Safaris and legendary expeditions for stays of:


2023– 7+ nights: valid 1-31 March & September -19 December.

10 + nights: valid 1 June – 31 August.

2024: 8+ nights: valid 6 January – 31 March & 1 September – 19 December.

10+ nights: valid 1 June – 31 August.

New three-season rate structure for 2024 – Savings, High and Peak Season.

Peak Season requires a 50% non-refundable deposit.

  • Single supplement applicable from the first single in High and Peak Season.
  • Single supplement applicable from the second single in Savings Season.
  • Transfers from Kuro no longer included (transfers from Chem Chem Airstrip are included).
  • Connected Adventure: Save 20% when combining Chem Chem Safaris with Legendary Expeditions for stays of 8+ nights (previously 7+ nights), remains 10+ from June – end August.

Slow Safari: 5+ nights at combination or single Chem Chem camps receives 20% off accommodation