[COVID COMMENT] What does the new safari experience look like?
18 June 2020


welcoming travellers again

TANZANIA: Protocols firmly in place, we are happy to announce that CHEM CHEM SAFARIS is ready to welcome guests to LITTLE CHEM CHEM. In Arusha, LEGENDARY LODGE will be open from August.

Though flight information is subject to change and flights are starting to resume as lockdowns lift, Qatar Airways already operates 3 flights per week into Dar Es Salaam.

Join our TUESDAY TALK on 23rd June as we hear how 3 Tanzanian based businesses are managing safaris of the future. Details below.
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Tuesday, 23 June 2020, 16:30
(South Africa time zone)

Our conversation will be destination-based this time, focusing on 3 Tanzanian companies as the country reopens for travellers. We welcome to the panel speakers from our Classics members CHEM CHEM SAFARIS and LEGENDARY EXPEDITIONS, together with partner and friend NOMAD TANZANIA.

Goodbye COVID? Hello new normal ...


Inspired by classic safari traditions, Legendary Expeditions is built upon a profound passion for an abundant future for Tanzania’s remote regions. A collection of lodges and tented camps offers a rich, diverse perspective on the country’s wilderness. This is not about the camps alone, equally the journey between. With a safari and conservation company that has access to over 3.4 million acres of wilderness, you explore remote and unspoilt regions with your private guide. From 4x4 drives and big game safari walks to hunting with the Hadza, dancing with the Datoga and following the migration, your expedition is underpinned by a philanthropic vision that celebrates adventure in vast African wildernesses.

Panelist: Sean Clark — Director of Sales & Marketing
*We have new camp images for Mila Tented Camp and Legendary Serengeti Camp.


With 20 000 hectares (55 000 acres) of untainted African bush, the Chem Chem - Burunge Wildlife Management Area (WMA) protects an invaluable migration corridor between the ancient landscape of Tarangire National Park and the tranquil waters of Lake Manyara National Park. It is the perfect place to connect with the rolling wilderness around you and to immerse yourself in an authentic Tanzanian wilderness experience. The concept of a Slow Safari was born at Chem Chem. Key is the ethos of a safari as a tangible, sensual experience beyond the confines of a vehicle, where on foot guests can see, feel, touch and smell the African bush for themselves.

Panelist: Nicolas Negre — Co-Owner & visionary of Chem Chem Safaris


For the past 20 years Nomad has owned and operated outstanding safari camps in three of Tanzania's remotest corners. Their camps were the pioneers in parts of the country few people had heard of at the time, and fewer still had visited. Since those early days, Nomad’s enduring obsession with Tanzania’s wild places and their promise remains giving you a truly original and exhilarating safari experience.
Panelist: Petra Meyr - Head of Safari Operations
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We look forwarding to talking all things Tanzania.
Even if you can't attend, do register to join, as we will send the recording afterwards.

The new normal is upon us - we cannot wait to #exploredeeper.

Until next time
Suzanne Bayly-Coupe
Classic Portfolio
Sustainable Africa


WHAT WE LOVE: Besides the fact that most of our team are beach fanatics and keen scuba divers, we love the fact that Mozambique is still rather undiscovered. Our Portfolio includes two amazing beach escapes: the Bazaruto Archipelago and the northern Quirimbas Archipelago. Visitors who combine a safari with the more commercial beaches of Mauritius have no idea on how much they are missing out. Mozambique is renowned for its relaxed, tropical atmosphere and exceptionally friendly people, but by far its biggest draw cards are its expansive beaches, secluded islands and spectacular marine life. With a history of limited coastal development combined with beautiful beaches and amazing numbers of whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins, turtles, coral fish and reefs. The setting for this experience is hard to beat.


Mwiba Lodge

Mwiba Lodge, a secluded, sophisticated haven set among massive stone boulders, ancient coral trees and acacias, overlooking a rocky gorge on the Arugusinyai River, is the flagship safari experience in the Legendary Expeditions portfolio. Set in harmony with this idyllic natural backdrop, Mwiba Lodge offers an unmatched experience in luxury adventure. This exclusive lodge mixes both traditional and modern design elements, creating an inviting, sophisticated hideaway. 

The interiors artfully integrate the natural surroundings with layer upon layer of textured creams paired with suede, tans and accents of chocolate and charcoal. From the linen dressed slope-armed sofas to ornately carved wooden leg tables and cascading lighting, the ten double suites all give way to a wide-open layout where each room flows to another.  The bathroom brings the outdoors inside with traditional canvas walls accented with copper fixtures, large soaking tubs with private outside showers, all with transporting views from hardwood plank decks.The grey slate-lined infinity-edge pool overlooks three springs where guests can enjoy the sights and sounds of a constant parade of wildlife.

Located in Mwiba Wildlife Reserve, a conservation concession dedicated to the balance between wildlife and communities, this area is only available to a handful of guests, facilitating an excellent, uncrowded safari experience within the greater Serengeti eco-system. This vast 129,530 acre wildlife reserve is vibrantly lush with 33 freshwater springs and a diverse array of wildlife. Game drives, bush walks and cultural excursions to the local tribe’s village are just a few of the magical experiences that begin at Mwiba, where a world of adventure awaits.