Chem Chem Lodge

Chem Chem Lodge is set on a private wildlife concession between Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks

Chem Chem Lodge comprises of an opulent main building designed to resemble a flamingo about to land and 8 exquisite tented suites carefully arranged to ensure maximum privacy.

Interiors are vintage in style, evoking the magic and romance of early explorer safaris. Expect large leather chairs, a well-stocked library and fireplaces in the restaurant and lounge areas. Amenities and services are purely 21st century however, with a sparkling outdoor pool nestled beneath shade trees and a sumptuous day spa which offers a range of massages and beauty treatments.

Chem Chem Lodge guests have a wide range of experiences to choose from during their stay, ranging from watching the iconic flamingos of Lake Manyara to looking for the renowned tree-climbing lions in the surrounding national park. Neighbouring Tarangire offers impressive scenery and wildlife with some of the largest baobab trees in East Africa as well as a huge elephant population. You can choose to view these parks from the ground in a 4WD or from the air in a hot air balloon or helicopter. There are also a range of authentic cultural interactions that can be had, from local school visits to walking or running with the Maasai.


How to get to Chem Chem Lodge

Guests are able to fly from Kilimanjaro, Arusha or Lake Manyara to the Kuro Airstrip. The 1.5 hour transfer from airstrip to lodge is essentially a game drive as it passes through some scenic wilderness areas.

Activities at Chem Chem Lodge

  • Game drives in Lake Manyara and Tarangire national parks
  • Walking or running with the Maasai
  • Cultural village or school visits
  • Hot air ballooning
  • Helicopter scenic flights

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Chem Chem Lodge Highlights

  • An atmospheric vintage-style safari lodge in a remote private wildlife concession
  • Set between Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks
  • Opportunities to see the Lake Manyara’s famous flamingos and tree-climbing lions
  • View Tarangire’s beautiful baobabs and huge elephant herds
  • Authentic cultural encounters with local tribes including the Maasai

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