Little Chem Chem

Babati, Manyara Region, Northern Zone, Tanzania – Show more hotels in Lake Manyara National Park

Location:  Wildlife Management Area, Bordering L. Manyara National Park and Tarangire National Park, Tanzania


Here, you embrace the ‘Out-of-Africa’ atmosphere and listen as the sounds of an African night come to life all around you. Little Chem Chem is the ‘sunrise camp’ situated on the edge of an acacia forest, located on the shores of Lake Burunge with a handful of 6 Canvas Suites. The camp offers an authentic vintage safari in elegant, supremely comfortable rooms, and is solar-powered and unfenced, allowing the game to move freely through the area. Little Chem Chem features the main tent complete with a lounge, viewing areas, and magnificent dining.  It is about 130km (about two hours’ drive) from Arusha. Located between the Tarangire and Lake Manyara national parks, on a 16000ha privately managed Wildlife Management Area. The characteristic landscapes of the Tarangire River surround the camp with its impressive Baobab trees. Accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in large bedrooms (3 have king-size beds, two offer twin beds) ensuite bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet., One larger Family Tent, complete with a rocking chair and study desk, vanity area, and dressing room where understated luxury is woven into every experience. Dine in the wilderness and on daily game excursions, on foot or by 4×4, expert guides will share their passion for the diversity of our concession. Little Chem Chem is closed from 1st April to 31st May.

Uniqueness of this Camp

  • Little Chem Chem is all about getting as close to nature as possible, without sacrificing comfort.
  • An authentic vintage safari in an elegant, supremely comfortable tented camp, accommodating a maximum of 14 guests in a game-rich location.


6 luxury vintage tents (including 1 Family tent), Max guests: 12 adults + 2 children, Double or twin bed, Indoor & outdoor showers, In-the room: fans, mosquito nets, in-room safe, hairdryer, telephone, gym-in-a-basket, Butler service, Wi-Fi is available, note that connection speed is variable. Electricity is solar powered with a backup generator (UK plugs). USB charging facilities. Complimentary Wi-Fi, Dressing Gowns, Electrical Outlets, En-Suite, Fan, Hair Dryer, Internet Access (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower, Verandah. 5 Luxury Tented Suites: elegantly decorated vintage tents, with a large bedroom (three have king-size beds, two offer twin beds), a rocking chair and study desk, a vanity area with a dressing room, an en-suite bathroom with a shower and flushing toilet. The private fire pit embraces an ‘Out of Africa’ atmosphere with flames that seduce you as the sounds of an African night come to life all around you.  Amenities: Dressing gown and slippers, Molton Brown toiletries, Snacks, and fresh water. Luxury Vintage Family Tent: A two-bedroom canvased family tent perfect for families of 2 adults and 3 children, fitted with a large king-size bed in the main bedroom, the children’s room offers 2 twin beds, and each room has its own vanity area with dressing room, ensuite shower and flushing toilet.


Room Amenities: Dressing gown and slippers, Private entrance and verandah, Molton Brown toiletries, ‘In room’ safe, Wi-Fi & charging facilities, Camp bed available for one additional child aged 8 years or older, Desk,  Snacks, and fresh water. Camp Amenities: Spa treatments and Wi-Fi is available in the main areas and all suites. Please note that connection speed is variable, unfenced, with 24-hour guards on patrol, No access to physically challenged guests’, Communal Dining, Eco Friendly, Internet Access (Complimentary), Laundry Service (Complimentary), Private Vehicle Available, Restaurant, Airport Shuttle (Available), Credit Card, Foreign Exchange.


Sundowners on the edge of Lake Burunge, Day & Night game drives, Private Game Drives on the Private Concession, Day trips to Tarangire National Park, Big Game & Wildlife Walking, School Trips & Cultural Tours, Family Safaris – Little Chem Chem welcomes children from 8 years old, Little Chem Chem Dining, Sunrise Hill Climb, View from the Top.