[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

São Tomé and Príncipe

Príncipe is an adventure. A tiny island topped by a canopy of green broken by spires of primordial rock, join us to discover this magnificent lost world, offering fantastic beaches, jungle exploration, snorkelling, fishing and birdwatching.

As the smaller, northern major island of the country of São Tomé and Príncipe lying off the west coast of Africa in the Gulf of Guinea, Príncipe has an area of 136 square kilometres (53 sq mi) and a population of approximately 7,000. The island is a heavily eroded volcano speculated to be over three million years old. Here you will discover a place that time forgot and where you feel you have stepped off the edge of the world. It is distinctively West African with a very strong Portuguese influence and this gives it a rhythm of its own which sets it apart from any experiences in East and Southern African.


Forest Chem Chem

'Kuungana' means 'to connect' in Swahili and this is the essence of Forest Chem Chem. The camp has been designed to bring people together over the warmth of the crackling campfire. It is a place for families and friends to connect with each other, with the bush, with Africa and with themselves.

Here, guests will discover even more opportunities to explore the game-rich areas bordering Tarangire National Park and Lake Burunge. Forest Chem Chem is only available on an exclusive use basis with 3 vintage tents and 1 family tent. The camp comfortably sleeps up to 8 adults and 2 children. With exclusivity comes complete freedom! Forest Chem Chem is the opportunity to experience a bush camp of your own. Here, in the heart of Tanzania, are some of the most densely populated wildlife areas the country has to offer. This is due to the proximity to not one, but two national parks, and the resurrection of an ancient migratory corridor through this land as a result of the conservation work by the Chem Chem Association.