The Slow Safari Approach
“There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek
them with our eyes open.” Jawaharlal Nehru
Chem Chem Safari Lodge is for those who want a visceral
connection with the bush.
The essence of a “Slow Safari” is to fully immerse yourself
in precious moments. It’s not about breadth of experience but depth.
The concept of Slow Safari was born at Chem Chem Safari Lodge. Key is the ethos of a safari as a tangible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle, where on foot guests can see, feel, touch and smell the African bush for themselves.
It’s easy to get caught up in the 4×4 rush hour in a fevered quest to spot the ‘Big Five’, however true safari aficionados understand it’s what you discover for, and sometimes about yourself outside the vehicle, that counts.
Slow Safari takes away the hectic qualities of safari but doesn’t remove the adventure
and excitement: from gazing at an unfamiliar night sky to the magic of finding ancient cave paintings, these moments add a magical quality to your trip just as much as spotting a rhino or a herd of elephants – it’s all about slowing down and getting a new perspective on things.
“Slowing down to appreciate, stopping to explore, staying longer to discover and
ultimately realizing that by relaxing one can find the heart and soul of a country
whilst replenishing mind and body”
Some of the experiences that are part of the Slow Safari ethos include walking safaris with a private guide in Chem Chem’s 4,000 hectare private, whilst activities such as, private sessions in track reading, picnics, visiting Maasai villages, and dining under the stars will be all about interaction and filling personal aspirations.
Of course as part of the Slow Safari, guests are welcome to sit and stare for hours
on end too with a glass of Pinot in hand, savouring Tanzania in wide-eyed amazement as it stretches out before them.