Little Chem Chem

Discover authentic African wilderness at Little Chem Chem, a secluded safari camp within Tanzania’s Chem Chem Concession. With luxury tents overlooking Burunge Lake and the Babati Mountains, it’s the perfect blend of luxury and nature. Experience thrilling game drives, walking safaris, and photographic expeditions led by passionate guides. This is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts.

Where Understated Luxury Meets Untamed Wilderness

Little ChemChem, on the outskirts of an acacia woodland, offers an authentic Tanzanian safari experience. Overlooking Burunge Lake and the distant Babati Mountains, this camp with just five suite-like tents epitomizes the charm of a classic African safari. Situated between Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Park, this landscape teems with diverse plains game, vibrant birdlife, and iconic predators like cheetahs and leopards.

The tents at Little ChemChem blend luxury and authenticity. Featuring striking animal portraits and natural materials like wood and stone, each tent offers king-size or twin beds, a dressing area, an en-suite bathroom with Molton Brown toiletries, and cozy slippers. Outside, a firepit provides a tranquil spot to witness breathtaking African sunsets.

Little Chem Chem embraces the essence of bush luxury and the purity of time spent in the wilderness. Set amidst a canopy of ancient baobabs, this quintessential safari camp weaves understated luxury into every experience. This intimate camp offers five elegantly decorated vintage tents and 1 larger Family Tent. Each of the six canvas luxury tents overlooks the waterhole, which is often frequented by elephant, plains game and other game. 


Tanzania, Lake Manyara National Park


Conservation safaris with the anti-poaching team
Celebrate the richness of Maasai culture
Butler service to ensure your safari day runs smoothly


6 Luxury Vintage Tents (including 1 family suite)

Child Policy

Children aged 8 years and over are welcome


  • Accommodation,
  • 3 meals per day
  • House wines, beers, spirits, water and soft drinks
  • A daily, private Chem Chem guide and a private vehicle (only for Chem Chem concession and Tarangire National Park).
  • Morning and afternoon game drives in the Burunge WMA
  • Activities include: Guided walks, evening sundowners, game drive to Tarangire National Park in an open vehicle, morning sunrise hill climb, cultural visits with the Masaai
  • Arrival transfer from Chem Chem Airstrip
  • Laundry


  • Premium alcoholic beverages
  • Spa treatments
  • Park fees
  • Gratuities

Positioned within the Chem Chem Concession and neighboring the Tarangire National Park, this region is iconic for its dense baobab tree population, panoramic views of Lake Burunge, and the vibrant tapestry of Maasai traditions. The camp facilitates an assortment of engaging activities that allow you to immerse yourself in both the natural wonders and the cultural heritage of the area. These range from exhilarating game drives and intimate walking safaris to adventurous hot air balloon rides and enlightening photographic safaris. Every outing is led by skilled guides, passionate about sharing the splendors of this unique ecosystem and the captivating stories of the Maasai people.

Whether dining overlooking Lake Burunge or enjoying a picnic in the wilderness, each meal is an immersion in nature. Highlights include bush breakfasts, picnics, and sunset cocktails at Lake Burunge with tapas and breathtaking views. Meals are a communal affair around a polished tree trunk table, featuring multi-course dinners and paired wines. 

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