Chem Chem Lodge, Tarangire | Tanzania Safari
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Chem Chem Lodge

Location: Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Safaris

Chem Chem is, in essence, a love story. It is one of open spaces, big skies and a shared dream. It began with a chance meeting between Swiss Fabia Bausch and French-born Nicolas Negre at a time when both were reviewing their lives: she as an investment banker, he as a hunting guide. A mutual passion for freedom, privacy and the wild beauty of the African bush led them to northern Tanzania, a place Nicolas knew intimately.

It was here he had lived for 15 years filling a hunger for adventure that had stirred in him as a child in Albi, France. Fluent in Swahili and a sought-after guide with his extensive knowledge of the African wilderness, his focus was now the plight of the African elephant, target of ruthless poachers. Fabia, after years in the corporate jungle, was seeking to create a more fulfilling life, one with more meaning and less frenzy.


  • Wonderful freedom to explore an incredibly diverse landscape without another soul in sight
  • BY AIR: The closest airport is Kilimanjaro International Airport, it 3½ hours’ drive to Chem Chem Lodge. If flying in from other parts of Tanzania, it is best to arrive into Manyara Airstrip, a 90-minute drive to Chem Chem Lodge.
  • BY ROAD: Chem Chem Lodge is easily accessed by road from Arusha Airport and Manyara Airstrip, which are both within 90 minutes’ drive. There are currently roadworks taking place between Arusha and Kilimanjaro International Airport, causing driving time to be about 1 hour longer, guests are advised to fly instead.

Amenities at Chem Chem Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Safaris

  • Swimming pool
  • In-room safe
  • Double vanity
  • Mini bar
  • Hairdryer
  • Laundry services
  • Outdoor shower
  • Bath
  • Mosquito net
  • Fans
  • Extra bed
  • Wi-Fi

Rooms and Tented Suites at Chem Chem Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Safaris

  • Bath with a View

The en-suite bathrooms feature a double vanity with Molton Brown toiletries, an indoor bath and outdoor shower

  • The Children’s Annex

The Chem Chem Lodge Family Suite has an adjoining annex tent with twin beds for children

  • Double Vanity

The en-suite bathrooms feature a double vanity with Molton Brown toiletries, an indoor bath and outdoor shower

  • Luxury Tented Suite

Each 100 m² tent-style suite offers ultra-luxurious accommodation under the immense African skies. Natural textures and surfaces such as wood, canvas, cotton and lava rock convey a sense of merging with your surrounds.

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What to do at Chem Chem Lodge, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania Safaris

  • Sundowners on lake Manyara
  • Maasai guided sunrise run
  • Bush breakfast
  • Picnics at Tarangire national park
  • Tarangire hot air balloon
  • Day trip to Ngorongoro crater
  • Day trip to the Tarangire
  • Guided walk
  • Community visits