A Cheetah walking past a chalet at Chem Chem LodgeA Cheetah walking past a chalet at Chem Chem Lodge

Chem Chem Lodge

From: $945.00

Chem Chem Lodge offers luxurious accommodation close to Tarangire National Park. With a focus on slow safaris that ensure complete relaxation while being totally immersed in the wildlife of the area. From incredible wildlife sightings to vast open plains and the beauty of Lake Manyara with fantastic birding.


Chem Chem Lodge


Chem Chem Lodge is situated within a private wildlife concession between Lake Manyara and the incredibly wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park of Tanzania. With just eight tented suites all tucked between tall palm and acacia trees that overlook expansive savanna grasslands.

Chem Chem Lodge has a stunning location and the ethos is slow safaris. The lodge offers a wide range of activities – many of which are not allowed in Tarangire National Park. Tents at Chem Chem are positioned around 100 metres apart ensuring complete privacy for guests.

Each tent has a reading area, dressing room and spacious bathroom that has both indoor and outdoor showers. Natural textures of canvas, stone and wood all blend with luxurious touches. The softest bed linen to the exquisite toiletries provide excellent comfort. A private sala has a shaded daybed, a great location for a lazy afternoon with a book or a siesta. Zebra and other wildlife grazing the plains provide perfect and relaxed game viewing from your suite.

Day trips to Tarangire National Park are possible or set out on a walking safari guided by a Maasai warrior who will share his vast knowledge of birds, mammals and plants. Additional highlights include bush breakfasts at a table at the foot of a 3,000-year-old baobab tree, sun downers overlooking Lake Manyara which in the rainy season is covered with pink flamingos.

Chem Chem Lodge provides a feeling of a vintage safari camp. The main area has a dining tent and outside fire pit for pre dinner drinks, fully-stocked bar, and a swimming pool hidden amongst the trees. A spa provides massages and other services.

Read our Country Information for advice on travel to Tanzania.

Experience true wilderness in Tanzania at Roho Ya Selous and for a luxury mobile safari in the Serengeti discover Roving Bushtops.

For more information on the area you will be visiting read about the conservation efforts by Africa Wildlife Foundation and get involved.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly in to Kilimanjaro International Airport with Ethiopian Airlines, Kenya Airways, KLM, Emirates or Qatar Airways.

On arrival you will be met by your safari representative who will assist you on to your light aircraft.

If overnighting in Arusha, we suggest a 20-minute scheduled charter flight from Arusha Airport to Kuro Airstrip in the Tarangire National Park. Your safari starts at touchdown! Your guide will collect you in a game-viewing vehicle with a coffee box or lunch and you will wind your way through the bushveld to Chem Chem Lodge, Little Chem Chem or Forest Chem Chem.

An alternative option is to take a road transfer from Arusha to Chem Chem.

If flying in from the Serengeti, it is best to arrive at Lake Manyara Airport with a road transfer to Chem Chem.

For road transfer and light aircraft arrangements, get in touch with us for our expert assistance.




  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Local brand drinks
  • Twice daily game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Sun downers
  • Morning hill climb
  • Masai cultural visit
  • Airstrip transfers
  • Laundry



  • Premium brand drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Domestic flights
  • Visa fees’
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Road transfers
  • Conservation and Community fees’
  • Tourism Development Levy
  • Park fees’
  • Spa treatments


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