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A postcard from head chef, Jimmy...

Jambo! ... from the kitchen of Chem Chem Lodge

I have been a member of the Chem Chem kitchen brigade for nearly 3 years. Each season, we work on creating dishes that are unexpected, delicious and refined. Our inspiration comes from our heritage as Tanzanians, blended with the traditional cooking techniques of Europe, from where Fabia and Nicolas come.

Being Maasai, my goal is to bring great food and people together. I work with members of our community and teach them how to celebrate food. Each day is a new opportunity to learn, create and eat.

We work with a blend of local influences and global technique - the hallmark of the Chem Chem lifestyle. Here, the African wilderness is at its best. Relaxed and wild, yet elegant; beautiful, and real at the same time. Each dish we create has this core philosophy in mind. I hope each meal, coffee stop, sundowner, bite, fills guests with happiness at being in this wonderful place, enjoying the flavours we have created.

We hope to cook for you soon.

Bon appetit!

Head Chef, Chem Chem Lodge


Hot out of the kitchen...

BUSH BREAKFAST: Request this special dining experience when making a booking (suggested for 3 night stays) 

HONEYMOONERS: Stay 3 nights or more and not only receive 50% off one partner's stay, but a special romantic dinner prepared by the chefs after sundowners with 200 roses & prosecco 


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