Little, Forest, Lodge... 3 experiences, 1 dream
11 February 2019

TANZANIA

THE CHEM CHEM LOVE STORY

CHEM CHEM SAFARIS started with a shared dream between owners, Fabia and Nicolas.

The dream was to create a sensual safari in Tanzania where guests would slow down to really immerse into the area and its age-old rhythms; while restoring an ancient migratory corridor between Tarangire and Lake Manyara, and reigniting the passion within the surrounding communities to help preserve and protect this wilderness.

The result?

  • CHEM CHEM LODGE — where herds of game wander between watering holes, savannah grasslands, and the vast salt pan.
  • LITTLE CHEM CHEM — an elegant tented camp, getting as close to nature as possible, without sacrificing comfort.
  • FOREST CHEM CHEM — an intimate, private bush camp, all about connecting with friends/family and exploring together.
  • ONE (UN)COMMON THREAD — an unforgettable safari that contributes to this dream come true.
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CHEM CHEM LODGE

7 DOUBLE TENTS, 1 FAMILY TENT * GREAT FOR KIDS * RATES FROM US$ 945 pps
PERFECT FOR: The beginning or end of a Tanzanian safari. Refined style and charm.Giraffe, zebra and several other plains game right by your tent. Watch these stately creatures amble past as you relax by the pool, or sit quietly as you hear their sounds above your heartbeat.

Chem Chem Lodge is about slowing down, taking it in, and being in the moment as you walk with your Maasai guide.

LITTLE CHEM CHEM

5 DOUBLE TENTS, 1 FAMILY TENT * GOOD FOR KIDS * RATES FROM US$ 895 pps
PERFECT FOR: Those seeking a truly immersive safari with a focus on elephantsSet a short distance from an elephant pathway, there is no other place on earth where you can be in the presence of these African giants quite as spectacularly as around the Little Chem Chem concession. Walk with your guide to explore their territory on foot, or simply observe them from your private 4x4. See if you can recognise their features in the elephant identification manual.

FOREST CHEM CHEM

2 DOUBLE, 1 FAMILY TENT * BRILLIANT FOR KIDS * RATE FROM US$ 5 700 per camp
PERFECT FOR: Exclusive use for families or a group of friends. Your camp. Your safari.In the same concession as Little Chem Chem, Forest Chem Chem offers an opportunity of true disconnection. In our daily lives, as we are always hurrying and being constantly overwhelmed, Forest Chem Chem offers the space, privacy, and respect for families to gather, reconnect, and find their reason for being again.

ONE (UN)COMMON THREAD

COMMITTED TO CONSERVATION * POSITIVELY IMPACTING COMMUNITIES
PERFECT FOR: Everyone seeking a soulful safariThe same elegant style, the careful attention to detail, the impeccable food and magnificent experience. Chem Chem embodies a private safari, with a real understanding of the responsibility to preserve our wilderness areas for future generations.

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By working with government, their national parks and communities, CHEM CHEM SAFARIS have been able to reestablish this area as one of the most wildlife-dense and exciting private photographic safari destinations in northern Tanzania.
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With (and that is the nearest we get to being mushy this Valentine's week)!

Suzanne
Sustainable Africa

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Seychelles

1500km east of mainland East Africa lies an archipelago of 115 islands collectively known as Seychelles. The outer islands, with a land area of 220 km2 make up almost half of the land area of Seychelles and 2% of its population. These outer islands comprise 9 important bird areas, the largest population of giant tortoises, nesting grounds for turtles, over 180 bird species, 320 species of coral, over 1000 fish species, spinner dolphins, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, pilot whales, melon-headed whales and even the elusive dugong.

Within the outer islands is the Alphonse Group, the coral islands of Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier, about 1 hour's flight and 250km from Mahé. Just over 1000 km southwest of Mahé you find the Aldabra Group, including Cosmoledo and Astove Atolls. An atoll is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. The coral of the atoll often sits atop the rim of an extinct seamount or volcano which has eroded or subsided partially beneath the water. The lagoon forms over the volcanic crater or caldera while the higher rim remains above water or at shallow depths that permit the coral to grow and form the reefs.

It is amidst this vast oceanic playground that you will find Blue Safari Seychelles.

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Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Uplands Homestead strikes a perfect mix between the genteel and the wild. The elegant and refined interiors, with their damask linens, antique silver and porcelain, create the ideal foil for the rugged bushveld and wildlife outside. Furnished with authentic antiques and memorabilia reminiscent of a stately Settler home from the 1820s, stylish modern comforts have been added, such as exquisitely appointed bathrooms, air conditioning, private verandas for each suite and a contemporary farmstyle kitchen. There is also a full size swimming pool and gazebo set amongst rolling lawns, surrounded on all sides by sweeping slopes decorated with hundreds of aloes.

The heart of any farmhouse is its kitchen, and Uplands is no exception. With its wrought iron chandeliers and modern catering equipment cleverly represented as traditional cookware, the Uplands kitchen is the Homestead’s quaint and welcoming core. Your dedicated, skilled chef will create both old family favourites and sumptuous new dishes to inspire and delight. Meals are served in the dining area, where friends and family gather to share the day’s adventures. Plush chairs in the sitting room invite hours of relaxation, while the green lawns and sparkling pool create a perfect outlet for youthful energy.

Three suites with private bathrooms combine modern comfort with old-fashioned luxury and attention to detail. Antique mirrors, claw-foot bathtubs and yellowwood chests and wardrobes blend seamlessly with air-conditioning, in-room safes and other modern conveniences. Your dedicated 4x4 safari vehicle and private guide/ranger awaits outside, ready at any time to take you on a voyage of discovery through Kwandwe’s wild open spaces and return you to the warmly lit comfort of your Home away from Home.

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