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Big Tuskers
Over time, both trust and respect are built between human and wild animal. Chem Chem, a safe haven with good food and water, offers exceptional viewing of magnificent big tuskers that call the concession home.
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School Trips
Visit one of the schools supported by the Chem Chem Association. Join in an impromptu soccer game with the children, or share African songs. Learn from them as they learn from you.
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Game Drives in Chem Chem
Discover the wildlife from a 4x4 Landrover with one of our expert guides. With between five to eight passengers only (of the same group), it’s just you and the wilderness. Keep your eyes open for elephant, leopard, lion, cheetah, giraffe, zebra...
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Little Chem Chem
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Cultural Tours
Expand your cultural horizons and meet Choroko, the Maasai chief, and some of his wives; Sindani, Seeki, Nebulu and Nemburis. Enjoy an authentic experience sharing stories and learning about their culture.
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Running with the Maasai
The elegance of a Maasai warrior running across the plains is legendary. If you’re feeling active, join a warrior and run across the plains for an outdoor fitness experience with a twist!
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Little Chem Chem
Private Dining
Dine in a different location each night and feel the whisper of the evening breeze as you eat beneath the stars. From where to have dinner to whom you share it with, the choice is yours.
Little Chem Chem
Forest Chem Chem
Sundowners on the edge of Lake Burunge
There is little in the world that can beat a true African sunset. Enjoy the technicolour display with sundowners on the edge of Lake Burunge, and watch the colours dance across the water and the beautiful Babati Mountains beyond.
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Bush Breakfast
Wake up with the birds and embark on an invigorating morning walk. Hear the bush come alive as the sun warms the earth and afterwards, settle down at the foot of a 3000-year-old baobab for a well-earned breakfast.
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Maasai Choir
Music is one of the powerful ways the Maasai share their stories. Listen to a choir weave the tapestry of their lives through song.
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Sundowners on the shore of Lake Manyara
Relax on the tranquil shores of Lake Manyara, a drink in hand, after an exciting day exploring the bush. Gather your thoughts and appreciate the day that has been, as you watch the sun set and the first stars appear.
Forest Chem Chem
Little Chem Chem
Night Game Drives
Experience the thrill of discovering nocturnal animals in their natural habitat from the safety of an open 4x4. Cosy up under a blanket and learn from our experienced guides as you immerse yourself in a world that moves under the moonlight.
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Day Trips to Tarangire National Park
Discover the vast elephant herds and the huge baobabs of the breath-taking Tarangire National Park from an open 4x4. Choose either a full- or half-day excursion, including a picnic breakfast or lunch at a private site.
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Day Trips to Lake Manyara National Park
After an early breakfast, you will journey to Lake Manyara National Park through far-flung villages, and on arrival, explore the park and enjoy a picnic lunch. The excursion takes eight hours.
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Hot Air Ballooning
Rise before dawn and glide over the tops of ancient baobab trees as the world wakes up below. Watch from the air as the sun catches elephant herds, antelope, zebra and lion and enjoy a rustic bush-breakfast at the end of the hour-long flight.
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Forest Chem Chem
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Hill Climb
There is a serene beauty to a landscape at dawn. Climb the hills between the two sides of the concession and gaze out across the vastness of the land we work to protect.
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Walk with Maasai
Discover the wilderness through the eyes of those who have lived it and breathed it for centuries: the Maasai. Walk alongside a Maasai warrior in a rare opportunity to learn how this tribe live alongside wild animals.
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Massage Therapy
Let your senses slip into sheer relaxation mode with our small but sumptuous range of body treatments. Drift away into a slumber as you are gently pampered in serene surrounds.
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Flamingos on Lake Manyara
The sight of thousands of rose-coloured flamingos at sunrise is a matchless, magnificent sight. Their presence cannot be guaranteed, but if the birds arrive, this is an experience not to be forgotten. Wade slowly towards them in rubber boots or watch from the shore in a safari vehicle with a coffee and snacks.
Forest Chem Chem
Little Chem Chem
Animal Tracking
Follow in the footsteps of one of our field guides on a quest to recognise and track animal spoor, often coming within 15 metres of some of the bush's most majestic animals. Hear them, see them, smell them.
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Forest Chem Chem
Little Chem Chem
Kids on Safari
Chem Chem Lodge welcomes children from 4 years old, Little Chem Chem from 8 years old, and at Forest, all ages are welcome. Kids will create unforgettable memories by learning bush skills from Maasai warriors, including how to make a fire, and use a bow and arrow, whilst a visit to local schools and villages will expose them to different cultures.
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Safari Weddings
It doesn’t get more romantic than a wedding ceremony or a renewal of vows on the shores of Lake Manyara in the Great Rift Valley. Afterwards, Chem Chem Lodge offers privacy and beauty for the most intimate of celebrations.
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Helicopter flights
Feel the thrill of skimming above this vast East African wilderness with its incredible landscape. A selection of flights can be booked: view flamingos from the air; discover the awesome Ngorongoro Crater from above; access Chem Chem by chopper, or depart on one to your next destination.