Away from Tanzania’s busy Northern Circuit, Chem Chem Lodge offers a secluded, laidback experience.

Chem Chem is the embodiment of the owners’ love for Africa. Fabia Bausch and Nicolas Negre longed to escape the constraints of their lives in Europe for the freedom and wilderness of Africa. Eventually, they both took the plunge and started over.

They opened Chem Chem Lodge, which lies on the eastern edge of Lake Manyara and on the border of the exclusive Burunge Wildlife Management Area. With the lodge and its sister bush camps, they have achieved their goal of creating coexistence between the tourism industry and local nomadic pastoralists.

The African wilderness and lush lifestyle go hand-in-hand at the lavish Chem Chem Lodge. There aren’t many places in the world where guests wake up to zebra grazing on the lawn right outside their suite.

Or where giraffe stroll by nonchalantly as you take a dip in the swimming pool. Set on the eastern edge of Lake Manyara, blissful views of African sunsets and raw, untamed nature are offset by the exclusivity and opulence of the lodge.

Natural textures of thatch, lava rock, canvas and wood come together to emphasise your surroundings, while modern creature comforts that ensures you will want for nothing. Not to mention, the lodge is owner-run and owner-operated, ensuring personal attention and a hands-on service.


Hot-air balloon rides

Easy access to Tarangire and Lake Manyara National Parks

Set in a private concession, ensuring total privacy and exclusivity

Best for…

Safari-lovers and family vacations.