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Chem Chem Safari Lodge

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Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 7 March 2017

WOW! Chem Chem sets the bar as high as one can imagine. The rooms were first class, the food way beyond expectations - like a 5 star hotel, and the host and guide were super. They looked after every detail to make us comfortable. I never expected to watch so much game from our dining area and our cabin, which...

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear windnrg2017, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Chem Chem Lodge, we truly appreciate your kind words and hearing about your experience with us. Warm regards from the entire team

Munich
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Chem Chem is certainly a MUST if you go to Tansania, it is carefully designed, beautifully located, great staff, great management, great cook and an absolutely amazing view on the wildlife right in front of your breakfast table. We could not get enough! If you want to experience Africa, this is the place to be.

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jasmine B, Thank you for your kind words - we are very flattered to hear that you had an amazing time with us! Warmest wishes from the entire Chem Chem Team

Cleveland, Ohio
Reviewed 26 February 2017

What a stunning and peaceful property this is. The decor is understated and blends in with the surroundings. The water hole out front is a constant parade of game, including lions. Food was incredible and our tent was so luxurious I passed on a game drive just to relax in the beauty of the property itself. Fabia and Kara are...

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear debbierich, Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your stay with us! We truly appreciate your kind words and that your appreciated our slow safari ethos of taking in the beauty of the surroundings while the wildlife paraded around. Warmest wishes from the entire Chem Chem Team

Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We were in the Chem Chem Safari Lodge for the first time in January 2015 but because we were both suffering from a cold our impression was good but our view slightly blurred due to our limited capacity to do all the activities that had been suggested. So we went back again this year. The Camp was excellent in quality,...

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rui M, Thank you for your lovely TripAdvisor review! We were truly touched that you returned to visit us, and that you had such a wonderful experience again. Its fantastic to hear about your experience and how well looked after you were by our team, we will pass on your kind words to the team members. Warmest wishes The...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We choose Chem Chem on the recommendation of friends. The property was beautiful as were the rooms. We had a wonderful view of the plains with animals close by. A watering hole was built close to the middle of the camp which makes for great game viewing. The managers were wonderful and greeted us from the moment we arrived to...

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear dmw10583, Thank you for the lovely review you have written about your experience and stay with us. We are so glad that you were looked after so well by the entire team, we are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the activities we offer and that you enjoyed that variety. Best wishes from the entire Chem Chem Team

Leonardtown, Maryland
Reviewed 2 November 2016

This tented facility provided a full immersion experience! Animals all around with a beautiful central building, lovely venues for meals, great food and exceptional guides. Don't miss the bush walk and sundowners near Lake Manyara. The staff is exceptional providing wonderful service! Falling asleep to the sound of lions so close by was spellbinding!!

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Dear Susan D, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us! We are so happy to hear about the wonderful experience you had at Chem Chem Lodge, and that the end of your spectacular days ended with the bush 'lullaby' of the lions roaring. Warmest regards, from the entire Chem Chem team

Columbus, Ohio
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We spent two nights in this lodge and had the most amazing time. The staff are exceptional and friendly, we had nothing but first class experience. The rooms are extremely comfortable and make you forget that you in the middle of the savannah grassland. They have full size spa and a nice shower outside your tent that is secure from...

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Sikudhan2002, Thank you for your Tripadvisor review, we appreciate your detailed comments on your stay with us. We appreciate your kind words, and we are so glad to hear how well you were looked after by the entire team, catering to you and your family. Best wishes, from the entire Chem Chem team

Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Chem Chem is wonderful. The camp and tents are gorgeous, both well maintained and beautifully appointed. The service is exceptional and their unique, "slow" approach to safaris is very refreshing. We felt nothing but pampered and relaxed - we only wish we had stayed longer! The game viewing in Tarangire was really great - even saw a leopard and lions....

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Lila24T, We are so glad to hear about your exceptional experience at Chem Chem Lodge, thank you for posting such an informative review. We strive to provide our guests with a private and intimate safari experience, and we are happy to hear that your memories will last a lifetime. Best wishes, The Chem Chem Team

Phuket, Thailand
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

An amazing set up with super staff. Never has a meal in the same place twice and was there 4 days They have a water hole 70 meters from the tents so you can sit and watch all day. Walks guarded by Masai warriors, guides who are Superb and just an amazing experience

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LincktoAfrica, Manager at Chem Chem Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ian L, Thank you for your lovely review of your stay at Chem Chem Lodge, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Warm wishes from the entire Chem Chem team

San Rafael, California
Reviewed 19 August 2016

This is the best experience in lodging we have EVER had in all of our travels. Our family of 8 (3 generations) all traveled together on this trip. We had 3 kids. It was a high touch high class experience and felt like a safari in the 1920's when people traveled in luxury and style. The tented rooms were exceptionally...

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Dear renee94903 Thank you very much for the lovely post on the memorable stay with us at Chem Chem Lodge. We are very touched to hear that it was the best experience you had and that you enjoyed the attentiveness of our staff and that your guided experiences with Mike were wonderful. We hope to welcome you back again, Warmest...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Chem Chem Safaris consists of two leading luxury eco-properties: Chem Chem Lodge and Little Chem Chem. 20,000Ha of private land within the Burunge Wildlife Management Area between the Tarangire National Park in the east and lake Manyara in the west. Privately owned and managed by Fabia Bausch & Nicholas Nerge who hosts thier guests personally. The Concept "Slow Safari" was born at Chem Chem Lodge. The ethos of a safari being a tabgible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle. The camps combine perfectly together creating an in-depth understanding of this diverse area, both with in their own reserve and the surrounding National Parks underpinned with genuine Maasai experiences. More on Chem Chem Lodge: Chem Chem Lodge is situated within a privileged Wildlife Management Area between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara known as the Burunge Wildlife Management Area. The Lodge itself can be found nestled on the picturesque western side of the wildlife concession and consists of eight secluded tent-style suites with an opulent main lodge, all evoking the spirit of a vintage safari lodge. The permanent structure of the lodge reflects the form of a flamingo with its wings spread wide for landing. One wing holds the full service gourmet restaurant and an outside fire place, the other wing offers a bar, lounge, fire place and fully stocked library. The lodge also boasts a viewing deck with awe-inspiring views over Lake Manyara. Outside, a pool is hidden in the trees to cool off in and escape from the afternoon heat and the Chem Chem Amani Spa offers a new meaning to utter relaxation. Eight stylish, secluded tent-style suites have been exquisitely decorated to offer 5-star accommodation, each with spectacular, private lake views. Each suite (100m²) has been created from a combination of canvas, lava-stones and wood, and are set a minimum of 80 meters apart to ensure complete privacy. Every tent boasts a luxury bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, a reading corner, dressing room, dressing gown and slippers, yoga mats and private patios complete with a luxurious day-bed. The family suite consists of a full suite connected to a vintage-style tented room (50m²) with two single beds, a rocking chair, small desk, with its own bathroom (indoor shower) and dressing room. The two rooms are built on the same platform and are connected via a small wooden bridge. It can sleep up to four children or two adults. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chem Chem Safari Lodge

Address: Vilima Vitatu | between Tarangire and Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Tarangire National Park
Price Range: $1,816 - $2,163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Chem Chem Safari Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“All tents have a beautiful view....”
JasmineB160, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“as for the rooms closest to the main lodge”
dmw10583, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
“This place is hidden and you can book directly or through tour agencies”
Sikudhan2002, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“all rooms have the same view and are pretty equal.”
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renee94903, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All tents have a spectacular view, with veranda and personalized service so you can enjoy a beverage and watch the animals come and go.”
havefun49, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
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