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CHEM CHEM LODGE | November 2019

A postcard from Melinda...

Hello We may have chatted frequently on email. Being a member of the Chem Chem Reservations Team, I am fortunate to speak with many of our agents throughout the year. I am often asked when is the best time of year to visit, and this really depends on what ...

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SAFARI | November 2019

Private fly-in safaris...

With a bird's eye view of Tanzania, connect time Chem Chem with other lodges and camps by travelling through the air. The art of slow safari has never been more magical. Our private airstrip, only 10 minutes from Chem Chem Lodge, allows you to step directl...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | October 2019

A postcard from our chefs...

Jambo And welcome to our kitchen at Chem Chem - the heart of any home and the life force of a safari. Time on a journey is a series of moments, connected by food. And so our approach to meal time is to create unexpectedly intricate, mouthwatering dishes. ...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | October 2019

Reasons to celebrate...

2020 is less than 3 months away! But that doesn't mean there isn't ample reason, and opportunity, to celebrate what remains of 2019. Just last week, one of our guests found the perfect piece of our shoreline on Lake Manyara to propose, elephants traversed ...

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SAFARI | August 2019

A safari for the soul...

Discover our favourite reasons to spend more time at Chem Chem. Take a digital detox and be glued to your binoculars rather than your screens. Enjoy nourishment with modern, delicious menus bursting with local ingredients. Find...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | August 2019

A postcard from Enock...

Jambo! As a guide, the people we meet while on the job are equally as interesting and captivating as the wildlife we seek out together. Getting to know our guests is often the highlight of our day. We learn about their safari wish list and this gives us s...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | August 2019

Slow safaris together

  "If you want to go FAST, go alone.If you want to go FAR, go TOGETHER..." ~ African proverb   In a world where days race by, our children surf more web pages than oceans - and we find ourselves connected to our emails more than one another - it ...

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SAFARI | July 2019

A postcard from Fabia

Bonjour! We are enjoying the magic of the safari season at Chem Chem. Safari is a lifestyle - come enjoy, relax and immerse yourself into the wilderness with us. Chem Chem Lodge - a true palm oasis - lies on the shore of Lake Manyara and on the ou...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | July 2019

Chem Chem's new private airstrip

Freedom, privacy and a deep love for the African bush are just a few things we share with you as our guest. We understand that time is precious, even more so when you are on holiday. The only crowds you want to see are herd...

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SAFARI | June 2019

Safari, family-style...

When travelling with children, you bestow a gift that can never be lost, left behind or forgotten ... memories, quality time and a deeper understanding of our world. Safari in Africa is a unique opportunity to present this gift in a deeply meaningful way, ...

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SAFARI | May 2019

A postcard from Mike...

Jambo! And welcome to the beginning of safari season at Chem Chem. Chem Chem enjoys a rich cultural life, where guests can join in and learn about our stories, history, language and more. Here is a quick language lesson. Did you know that Tarangire means '...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | May 2019

Extraordinary experiences...

"There is something about SAFARI LIFE that makes you forget all our sorrows and FEEL as if you had drunk half a bottle of CHAMPAGNE - bubbling over with HEARTFELT GRATITUDE for being alive..." ~ KAREN BLIXEN   The essence of Chem Chem is founded no...

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SAFARI | March 2019

Safari magic...

As we await the long rains, we look ahead to the coming safari season and all the exceptional safari moments it promises. These rains are celebrated in Tanzania for the life sustaining water they provide our lands, wildlife and community. During the rains,...

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SAFARI | March 2019

A postcard from Kara...

Jambo! The past 5 years has passed by in the blink of an eye as we became a part of the evolution of Chem Chem. I arrived just after Little Chem Chem opened, and I remember the first elephant I met on the concession ... a gentle giant identified as ‘Chris...

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SAFARI | February 2019

A private bush camp

Cocooned by fever trees along the Tarangire River is a private bush camp in the heart of the Tanzanian wilderness. Inspired by the spirit of kuungana, or 'togetherness', Forest Chem Chem is that elusive thing - a private safari camp within a thriving eco-s...

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CONSERVATION | February 2019

Our reason for being...

Chem Chem is a love story beginning with open spaces, big skies and a shared dream... It is a love affair with Africa, born of freedom, wild beauty and passion. Fabia and Nicolas envisioned a conservation haven where all - the wildlife, the people and the ...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | January 2019

A year with Chem Chem

The start of a new year is a time to imagine the limitless, embrace the possibilities and spend time daydreaming of experiences yet to unfold. We look forward to partnerships that grow and flourish this year. Be welcomed with open arms and have the opportu...

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SAFARI | December 2018

Pink season...

At Chem Chem, time is about slowing down to appreciate the art and lifestyle of true East African safaris. Days here are spent on foot exploring the wilderness, driving through some of Africa's most abundant wildlife areas and discovering the raw, untamed b...

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CONSERVATION | November 2018

A postcard from Riccardo...

Jambo! The last few months have been filled with rewarding moments and elephantine progress with our community and conservation projects. Fostering passion for long term conservation is at our core at Chem Chem. Through the Chem Chem Association, we are t...

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SAFARI | October 2018

More than a bed ... an experience

Safari is more than a comfortable bed and luxurious linen, it is not a bednight but an experience from the moment you arrive. It feeds your soul and nestles in your heart. This is the foundation of a Chem Chem safari. When staying with us, you are part ...

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SAFARI | October 2018

Chem Chem moments...

We have been utterly blessed with a fantastic dry season this year. From epic sightings to languid afternoons enjoying dappled light beneath the trees and sipping on G&Ts at sunset, Tanzania has really been showing off her finest self these past few wee...

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SAFARI | September 2018

More than a safari ... a lifestyle

Deep within the African bush, there are many ancient secrets to uncover. Being on a slow safari with us allows you the time you need to truly explore the wisdom of the land. At no time of year is this more true than Green Season when the anticipated rains q...

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SAFARI | August 2018

A postcard from Emilio

One of our most prolific tuskers encountered on the Tarangire side of our WMA is the majestic Emilio. He commands authority and respect wherever he treads. While we gaze from our open vehicle, we watch the way the other elephants of the area follow his lea...

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SAFARI | July 2018

4-Night whirlwind safari package

Time at Chem Chem is meant to be savoured with our ethos firmly founded upon 'slow safari'. Take time to soak it in ... the smell of the savannah, the movement of the elephants, the cool taste of sundowners on a lake... And do all of it with a quick easy f...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | July 2018

A postcard from Erik

Jambo! I joined Chem Chem about 2 months ago as the new head guide, and what a fantastic time it has been! During my first game drive in the area, we encountered a coalition of 3 big male lions and a new born elephant calf. The walks have been nothing sho...

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SAFARI | June 2018

A Food Safari

From dusk to dawn, our chefs take guests along a culinary journey connecting one experience to another... It's a nourishing safari like no other, here's some food for thought: At Chem Chem, we believe that celebrations pair best with food. Birthdays are to ...

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SAFARI | June 2018

A postcard from the Forest...

Today we opened our doors to a place where you can simply be... Find comfort and shelter under the vast canopies of ancient trees. Connect with nature, loved ones and yourself. Feel part of this moment in time surrounded by the untouched beauty of natu...

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SAFARI | May 2018

Privacy & Trust...

Chem Chem has always been committed to offering exceptional experiences, personalised service and tailored safaris in the heart of Tanzania. We are also dedicated to ensuring that any personal information you, your agent and our partners...

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SAFARI | May 2018

A new safari season on the horizon...

Little Chem Chem and Forest Chem Chem can be found on the 16 000ha of land we work to protect, adjoining Tarangire National Park. The area is famous for its towering baobabs, and overlooks the serene Lake Burunge. Little Chem C...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | April 2018

A postcard from Kelly

Jambo!  Our teams are starting to arrive back at Chem Chem Lodge as we prepare to open the Lodge doors again on the 15th of May after the long rains. And we cannot wait! One of my favourite things about our Lodge is the sense of calm that washes...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | March 2018

A postcard from Alex

Jambo, warmest greetings from Chem Chem. Today, we started our drive at first light in search for our resident pride of lions and handsome leopards. To begin a new day with our wildlife and nature is a special experience and stopping in the bush for a cup ...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | January 2018

Announcing... Forest Chem Chem

The love story of Chem Chem and Africa continues to grow... Launching on 1 June 2018, we are delighted to share with you... FOREST CHEM CHEM Nestled in a pocket of fever trees along the Tarangire River and only a 15-minute drive from Little Chem Chem...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | December 2017

A postcard from Salum

Jambo! Green Season is one of my favorite times of year. After a long dry season, we have had some rains bringing new life. All our waterholes are full and they say the animals are spread out in this time, but I have seen so many buffalo and eland! More t...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | December 2017

Outside in...

Getting outside, and looking inward. When we travel, we are not only looking for something to post on Instagram - we travel to connect, to learn, to understand, to enrich our lives. ...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | October 2017

A photographic safari... make it snappy

For those in search of the perfect Kodak moment on safari, it's important to know what to pack, when to go and what conditions are going to be. Photographic safaris are becoming increasingly popular with cameras featuring high on everyone's "Must Pac...

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SAFARI | August 2017

If not now, then...

We are approaching the time of year when dry savanna becomes rolling grasslands, amber turns emerald and newborns find their feet within a lush new landscape.  Each year from November to May, the Green Season in Tanzania brings life sustaining ra...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | December 2016

Au Revoir 2016...

As the sun sets on 2016, we reflect on the remarkable year that we've had at Chem Chem Safaris. Scroll down for our highlights. We have witnessed flamingoes and pelicans in their thousands - coating Lake Manyara and Lake Burunge in a thick pink lay...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | February 2016

The Little Chem Chem Corridor has a voice

It’s 6 am and the concert of birds has already begun. Outside my tent, a pink silhouette of Flamingos fills the horizon over the Tarangire National Park – one of the most beautiful sights, but also a symbol of life. During the night, our three resident ...

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CHEM CHEM LODGE | June 2015

Chem Chem Lifestyle

Why should we start a blog about our Safari Lodge… as there are so many blogs coursing around our digital clouds? However listening carefully to our marketing consultants and social media it seems that out there is YOU – You who is curious to rea...

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