Luxury combines with a vintage Out of Africa atmosphere at Little Chem Chem, where the owner operators have created a personalised and intimate safari experience. Their slow safari concept allows guests to absorb authentic Africa at their own pace through walking safaris, hot air balloon trips, animal tracking and more, as well as the traditional game drives. Set in a private wildlife concession adjoining Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park, the elegant tented camp overlooks Lake Burunge on the edge of an acacia forest, where elephants and lions roam. Excellent food and the indulgence of a massage after a day of game-viewing are the final touch.
With only five spacious tented suites, guests are guaranteed exclusivity and privacy. Each tent is simply and beautifully decorated in vintage safari style with king size or twin four poster beds made up in sumptuous linen, a rocking chair and writing desk as well as comfortable armchairs.
The dressing room leads through to an en-suite bathroom with shower and flush toilet and each private verandah has its own fire-pit to sit round and savour the peace of the star-filled night sky and the sounds of the African night. The communal lounge tent and dining tent overlook a waterhole where elephants frequently come to drink and exquisite food is served under the stars in a variety of surprise locations with the option of private dining.
With no set schedule guests can choose activities to suit their preferred pace. Perhaps a full day game drive in Tarangire National Park with a picnic lunch, seeking out leopard, lion and wildebeest in the age old landscape filled with baobab trees; or a leisurely walk from camp and animal tracking with your guide, a night drive within the concession, a sunrise hot air balloon trip, or an informative and exciting morning accompanying the anti-poaching team followed by a bush brunch.
The whole team is welcoming and professional, and the owners are excellent hosts with a passion for the land, wildlife and community, so that guests quickly feel at home and are absorbed into the rhythm of Africa.