Forest Chem Chem envelops you within an enchanted African wilderness, allowing you to be closer to nature than anyone or anywhere else.
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About Forest Chem Chem

Savour the stillness of your own private stay at Forest Chem Chem and indulge in the freedom of a bespoke safari.

This is a place for delighting in shared adventures, and for making memories around a crackling campfire. Here, each day is your own.  

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Exclusivity at its best

Cradled in a copse of enigmatic fever trees, our exclusive-use camp offers the luxury of time, space and utter seclusion.

Savour what’s truly important to you like laughter, loved ones, and connection; and take a moment to slow down, sink into a swinging day bed, and hear the chorus of the forest orchestra at dawn.

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Join us...

 With dedicated guides and staff on hand, the days at Forest Chem Chem belong only to you, ready to be filled with experiences from active and adventurous to quiet and contemplative.

Take hold of the rare gift and opportunity to create the safari escape you’ve always dreamed of.

Tented Camp

why we love it


Enjoy the complete privacy and seclusion of a tented camp that's entirely yours, with 16000 acres of exclusive wilderness beckoning you to explore.

Bespoke Safari

With your dedicated guide and staff, curate a safari experience that's true to you. Your preferences come first and can be adjusted at any time.


This African forest is a place to foster a deep, unwavering connection: with your loved ones, with the bush and yourself.

where you'll stay

rooms & suites

4 luxury vintage tents (including 1 family suite), exclusive-use only

Maximum guests: 8 adults + 2 children

Indoor and outdoor showers

In room: fans, mosquito nets, in-room safe, hairdryer, telephone, gym-in-a-basket, butler service

WiFi is available in the main areas and all suites (*Please note that connection speed is variable)

Electricity is 220V mains power, using UK plugs

need to know

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signature experiences

Sunrise Hill Climb

There is a serene beauty to the 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.

Scenic helicopter excursions

Feel the thrill of skimming above this vast East African wilderness with its incredible landscape. A selection of scenic flights can be booked, allowing you the chance to explore otherwise unreachable destinations. See the Ngorongoro Crater from above, view flamingos from the air, or simply book the chopper as your private transfer between lodges and camps.

Kids on safari

From learning bush skills from Maasai warriors and discovering new cultures to interactive cooking in camp and encountering wildlife – children have the chance to create unforgettable memories on safari. Children 8 years and older are welcome at Little Chem Chem, children 4 years and older are welcome at Chem Chem Lodge, and children of all ages are welcome at Forest Chem Chem.

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 your flight.

Game Drives at Chem Chem

Discover the wildlife from a 4x4 Land Rover with one of our expert guides. With between 5 to 8 passengers only, all of the same group, it’s just you and the wilderness. Keep your eyes open for elephant, lion, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and so much more…

Visit the local schools

Spend time with children at one of the schools supported by Chem Chem Association. Join in on an impromptu soccer game, or share some African songs. Learn from them as they learn from you.

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.

Day trip to Tarangire National Park

Discover the vast elephant herds and huge baobabs of the breathtaking Tarangire National Park. Choose either a full or half-day excursion, including a picnic breakfast or lunch at a private site.

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.

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.

Connected Adventure

Our Connected Adventure is a special collaboration between Chem Chem Safaris and Legendary Expeditions, celebrating the very best the northern circuit has to offer with an all-encompassing safari experience of unparalleled wildlife, landscapes and locations.

Your Impact

With Chem Chem, your travels are purposeful. Every guest staying at Forest Chem Chem makes a positive contribution towards the conservation of wildlife, the preservation of the Kwakuchinja Corridor, and the livelihoods of local communities.

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