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Lake Manyara, Tanzania

Chem Chem Lodge

A stylish, exclusive safari lodge

Secluded safaris on a private reserve

Chem Chem Lodge is located in its own 4,000-acre conservation-focused concession between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks.

Eight luxury tented suites are widely spaced to ensure absolute privacy, sat on the edge of a palm island overlooking Lake Manyara waters. One is a family suite with two bedrooms.

In centre is the main lodge, shaped to reflects the form of a flamingo with its wings spread, which includes a dining room, lounge, library, viewing tower, swimming pool, spa, sundeck and its own spectacular view over Lake Manyara.

Expect a very personalised service, and a focus on ‘slow safari’ where you enjoy the wildlife, culture, landscapes of the reserve and national parks at a relaxed and unhurried pace, to really savour and make the most of it.


Swimming pool & spa

Walking safaris

Lakeside Sundowners

Run with the Maasai

Day & night game drives

Hot air ballooning

Cultural tours to local Maasai villages

Private picnics (breakfast in the bush, dinner under the stars)

The impact of your stay:

  • Chem Chem, located in the Kwa Kuchinja Corridor, a natural migratory funnel for wildlife vulnerable to hunters and poachers, has actively worked to protect and restore the 20,000-hectare area over the past 15 years. Collaborating with Tanzania National Parks and the Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority, the lodge’s efforts have been instrumental in rejuvenating the ecosystem. An anti-poaching team of rangers diligently patrols and safeguards the wildlife in the region.
  • Your stay contributes to funding their non-profit, the Chem Chem Association, which actively engages in various community projects in the local area. These initiatives include upgrading local school infrastructure, offering English language courses for youth and women in the region, and partnering with Tanzanian conservation authorities to provide environmental education across ten villages.
  • The Chem Chem Association is also deeply engaged in enterprise development and skills training, empowering communities through education and capacity building. This impactful effort has resulted in the creation of 2,548 jobs, a 30% increase in net income, the establishment of 1,960 small businesses, and a positive transformation in the lives of 2,800 people within their community.
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Places to combine Chem Chem Lodge with

Ngorongoro Crater

Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Perched up high on the edge of this remarkable natural wonder, the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge holds a prime position. With views spanning the spectacular caldera, you can enjoy a relaxing visit to this otherwise bustling attraction and dip into a world that’s the permanent home to roughly 25,000 animals. The huge amounts of game that find sanctuary here roam over 20 kilometres on the crater floor and this allows for some excellent game viewing opportunities. Prides of bachelor lions are sometimes seen spanning the landscape, on the hunt for their own families and, dotted among the plains game, you might be lucky enough to spot a rhino in the distance. Morning and afternoon game drives are taken by highly experienced guides with visits to the nearby Olduvai Gorge available when vehicle occupancy allows. The crater itself can get quite busy but there’s a peaceful quiet that flows through the rooms, social areas and outside spaces of the lodge. North and South Camp both have twelve beautiful suites and the Tree Camp, slightly set apart from the others, has just six. Raised up on stilts, these rooms are all tastefully decorated with Tanzanian hardwoods and silk curtains which make the rooms cosy and warm; the ridge can get quite nippy, after all. The dining areas have viewing decks and comfortable indoor lounges which are ideal for catching up on some midday afternoon reading, or ticking off the birds that you might have seen so far. You could also decide to have a relaxing massage in your room, and completely pamper yourself.