More than a safari
THE ART OF SLOW SAFARI
In an ancient landscape lies a place where time seems to slow. Where long hours are filled with delight and discovery, and your sense of wonder is restored. A place where fleeting moments become lifelong memories. Where cultures are shared, and traditions celebrated. That place, is Chem Chem.
Managing 20,000 hectares (50,000 acres) of unfenced wilderness connecting the Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks, Chem Chem is committed to contribute not only to the conservation of the Tarangire Ecosystem, but also the upliftment and sustainable development of the villages that surround it. This is the calling of Chem Chem Philanthropy.
EXPLORE OUR CAMPS & LODGES
Chem Chem Lodge
A stylish, secluded, 5-star safari lodge, where the concept of Slow Safari was born. Walk with the Maasai, track giraffes on foot and savour sundowners on the edge of Lake Manyara.
Little Chem Chem
Set at the edge of Lake Burunge, our vintage tented camp in true Big Game territory with 30,000 acres of pure wilderness to explore. Seek out the Big Tuskers or famed tree-climbing lions under the expert care of your private guide.
Forest Chem Chem
An enchanted camp nestled under a canopy of trees alive with bird song, where the warmth of the fire and privacy of an exclusive-use camp sets the scene for an unforgettable African experience. Dine under ancient baobabs, cook over an open fire, and fall asleep to the sounds of an African night.
Roam with 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 the magnificent big tuskers that call the concession home.
Expand your cultural horizons
Immerse yourself in tribal culture and share authentic experiences and stories. At the Maasai boma, meet Chief Choroko and some of his wives. Or gain a rare glimpse into the lifestyle of the Barabaig tribe. A vivid and transformative encounter for any visitor.
Run with the Maasai
If you’re feeling active, join a Maasai warrior and run across the plains for an outdoor fitness experience unlike any other.
Track Wildlife on Foot
Follow in the footsteps of one our field guides on a quest to recognise and track wildlife on foot, often allowing the chance to come within 15 metres of some of nature’s most majestic creatures. Hear them, see them, smell them.
Tree Climbing Lions
The Manyara region is renowned for it’s unique feline behaviour unseen anywhere else in Africa. The lions here have long discovered the advantages of being able to survey their territory from above and can often be found adorning the trees for an afternoon nap.