The exclusive Chem Chem Lodge is situated on the far western border of the exclusive Burunge Wildlife Management Area which runs between Lake Manyara and the wildlife-rich Tarangire National Park. You arrive and immediately feel an affinity with the space, the silence, the serenity. Feel the echoes of a vintage safari lodge as urban stresses melt away. Nowhere does the lodge impose, but rather blends in with the unfenced wilderness that stretches on all sides.
Explore the game-rich environment with day trips to the nearby Tarangire National Park, or discover the areas surrounding the lodge on foot with a guided walking safari and a Masai warrior by your side, or see the landscape from above with a birds-eye view on a helicopter flip. Opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of the land abounds with visits to the local village and school, or listen to a Masai choir as they share their stories through song.
The lodge’s main areas include a gourmet dining area and an outside fire pit, a fully-stocked bar, lounge, fireplace and brimming library. A viewing deck offers vistas that stretch forever over the East African wilderness, and the secluded pool among the acacia and palm trees gives cool relief from the afternoon heat.
As night beckons, enjoy a sundowner on the edge of Lake Manyara ahead of dinner which is held in a different location each night.
Each of the 8 spacious tent-style suites offers ultra-luxurious accommodation under the immense African skies. The suites feature natural textures and surfaces such as wood, canvas, cotton and lava rock. Fall asleep in the softest bedlinen to the distant laugh of a hyena, the click of crickets, or a nightjar’s call. Awake to the sounds of the wilderness stretching and yawning. Your privacy is ensured with the nearest neighbour at least 80m away. This is your cocoon.
The watering holes in front of the lodge mean there is a constant ebb and flow of wildlife on your doorstep. Look up from your book and gaze at a zebra grazing in front of you. A few pages later, graceful giraffe drift past. Your stay here invites an unhurried experience - all you have to do is look and listen as it unfolds in front of you.
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Full Board Package: Concession fees; emergency evacuation insurance; 3 meals per day; house wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks (excluding connoisseur wine and French champagne); guided walks on the concession; tracking with the Masai; evening sundowners on the edge of Lake Manyara; a laundry service; and internet access are included. Game drives are taken with your private driver-guide.
Game Package: Concession fees; 3 meals per day; house wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks (excluding connoisseur wine and French champagne); game drives in the Tarangire National Park; guided walks on the concession; tracking with the Masai; evening sundowners on the edge of Lake Manyara; cultural visits; a laundry service; Kuro Airstrip transfers; and internet access are included.
Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
General Information For Guests
All suites have an bath and outdoor shower, and a private deck/wooden sala.
There is a swimming pool, a spa and a gym.
Visa and MasterCard credit cards are accepted.
Chem Chem Lodge has 220V mains power.
Wi-Fi is available but the connection speed is variable.
Guests have the opportunity to visit one of the schools supported by the Chem Chem Foundation. Join in an impromptu soccer game with the children, share African songs and dance with them. You can even teach a math, geography or English lesson. You can also visit a local village.
Discover the wilderness through the eyes of those who have lived it and breathed it for centuries - the Masai. A warrior will walk with you and a field guide - a rare opportunity to learn how this local population has survived by living in harmony with wild animals for hundreds of years.
Swop one of your morning activities for a hot air balloon safari. Glide over the tops of ancient baobab trees as the sun rises, glinting off elephant herds, antelope, zebra, lion. Enjoy a rustic bush-breakfast after the hour-long flight. Costs on request.
The elegance of a Masai warrior running across the plains is legendary. Join one of them for an unforgettable outdoor fitness experience.
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