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Chem Chem Lodge

Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Gold price level

Mango Opinion

Chem Chem is a real treat. The location is right on the Southern banks of Lake Manyara with zebra and wart hogs strolling around. The drive time is about 30 minutes into Tarangire National Park but worth it in our opinion. The landscape is a gorgeous mix of doum palms, baobab trees and grasslands. Chem Chem is an important part of the equation reestablishing this important game corridor between Lake Manyara NP and Tarangire NP. Walks along the lake, afternoon dips in the pool after a long day in Tarangire and sunsets on the western wall of the Great Rift Valley make this a seriously interesting place worthy of consideration if budgets afford.

Chem Chem lies in a 10,000 acre private wildlife concession between Tarangire National Park and Lake Manyara. This is an important game corridor that Chem Chem has reestablished. There is an astonishingly diverse and abundant array of wildlife that lives here, including elephants, lions, antelope, giraffes and many others.

The principle house of the Lodge offers a full service gourmet restaurant to whet your appetite, a lounge bar complete with outdoor fire place to quench your thirst and toast your toes and a fully stocked library to broaden your horizons. You may even choose to enjoy your read on the viewing deck which boasts awe-inspiring views over Lake Manyara. Outside, a pool is hidden in the trees for dips in the afternoon heat and the Chem Chem Amani Spa offers a new meaning to utter relaxation. Eight stylish and secluded tent-style suites evoke the spirit of a vintage contemporary safari. Each suite is situated in a private palm-island enjoying a wonderful, private lake view. Tents are a minimum of 80 meters apart to ensure total privacy.

Chem Chem Safari Lodge offers a variety of wildlife excursions, ranging from tracking animals on foot on its private wildlife concession, a moonlit game drive, to a private guided safari through Tarangire, Manyara or Ngorongoro National Parks. Safari options are vehicle based safaris, night drives and guided walks.