Chem Chem Tarangire Lodge

Vilima Vitatu, Arusha, Tanzania

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Hotel Description

We could talk a bit about Chem Chem Tarangire’s striking modern-rustic interiors style, but it should be apparent that here, more than most places, they’re somewhat beside the point. The main attraction here has to be the setting itself, on the migration route from Tarangire National Park to Lake Manyara, which ensures a near-constant flow of wildlife just ambling by, including one of Africa’s greatest elephant populations. A close second, however, is the “Slow Safari” concept itself: while some camps run with military precision, constantly bundling guests in and out of jeeps in a desperate rush, Chem Chem takes a more relaxed approach.

An appropriately relaxed mindset, then, would do you a world of good here. Electricity, for example, is only available during certain scheduled portions of the day, and the tented villas are naturally cooled, not air-conditioned. The fixtures and furnishings that matter — basins, beds, chairs, outdoor showers — are luxe and contemporary, but the experience as a whole is quite close to nature and open to the air. It’s just the thing for getting in the frame of mind it takes to move at the local pace, and while there are motorized excursions, you might just find a guided walk, or dinner for two under a lantern-lit baobab tree, to be the most remarkable part of the experience.

How to get there: Chem Chem Tarangire is approximately a 2 1/2 hour drive from Kilimanjaro Airport or 1 1/2 hours from Arusha.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 15 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-fi (charges apply)

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

4pm,

Check out:

11am

Map