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The ambiance at Little Chem Chem is inviting, sophisticated, and brimming with genuine safari charm. Majestic elephants traverse between waterholes; cheetahs chase prey on the open plains; elusive leopards are occasionally spotted; and eland and lesser kudu inhabit the denser woodlands, while ions can be heard calling to each other at night as they roam the area. Additionally, wherever water is present, the birdlife flourishes in vibrant abundance.


  • Private Safari vehicle on game drives
  • Two daily game drives
  • Guided walks
  • Sundowners on Lake Burunge
  • Little Chem Chem Dining

You Should Know 

Little Chem Chem will be closed April and May
Children ages 8 years and older are welcome at Little Chem Chem

Access from the closest commercial flight

Option 1:

Daily scheduled charters to Chem Chem private airstrip with Coastal Aviation, Auric Air, plus 40 minute game drive to Little Chem Chem.

Option 2:

2,5 - 3,5 hour drive from Arusha. Transfer arranged at an extra cost.

The Details 

The camp boasts stunning views of freshwater Lake Burunge, with the Babati mountain range and a breathtaking backdrop to the southwest. On the northeast, you will see the hills of Tarangire visible in the distance. 


5 Luxury Vintage Tents

Nicknamed the sunrise camp, Little Chem Chem is located on the eastern side of the concession. This cozy camp offers five beautifully adorned vintage tents. Each tent includes a large bedroom (three with king-size beds and two with twin beds), a rocking chair, a study desk, a vanity area with a dressing room, and an en-suite bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet.

Embracing an 'Out-of-Africa' ambiance, every tent also features a private fire pit, where you can relax by the flames while the sounds of the African night come alive around you.

1 Luxury Vintage Family Tent 

A two-bedroom canvas family tent, ideal for families of up to 2 adults and 3 children.

This luxurious tent includes a large king-size bed in the main bedroom, while the children's room is furnished with two twin beds. Each room has its vanity area, dressing room, en-suite shower, and flushing toilet.


Private Game Drives on the Concession

At Little Chem Chem, each booking includes a private vehicle and guide (subject to availability). Explore the wilderness with an expert guide in a 4x4 Land Rover, accommodating five to eight passengers. With 16,000 hectares, you'll never encounter a crowd. Look out for elephants, leopards, lions, cheetahs, giraffes, and zebras.

Sundowners on Lake Burunge

Enjoy the spectacular African sunset with sundowners on the edge of Lake Burunge, the perfect way to end your day.

Day Trips to Tarangire National Park

Explore Tarangire National Park in an open 4x4 vehicle. Choose a full- or half-day trip, including a picnic breakfast or lunch. Witness vast elephant herds and towering baobabs.

Big Game & Wildlife Walking

Join a skilled field guide on an exciting wildlife walk, tracking and identifying animal spoor. Get within 15 meters of majestic animals and immerse yourself in the wild.

Little Chem Chem Dining

Begin your day with sunrise coffee and seed biscuits. Enjoy breakfast by the watering hole, lunch under shaded trees, and dinner surrounded by the sounds of the bush. Evenings can be private or social, dining under the stars with a gentle breeze.

Price Include

Fully Inclusive of all meals, drinks, safari activities
A private guide and vehicle
These rates EXCLUDE the 1% TDL (Tourism Development Levy)

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Rates & Pricing

All promotions for this lodge are shown below, you can also view all current safari specials here.
Last minute SPECIAL
Honeymoon SPECIAL
$ 1450 USD
$ 1450 USD
Rates are starting prices per person, per night sharing.
With specials, we always use the best promotion available, please contact our experts for more guidance.
We are able to arrange travel insurance that will make this booking totally refundable.
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