Lake Chala

Lake Chala, Moshi: Hours, Address, Lake Chala Reviews: 4.5/5

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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MammaM
115 contributions
Lake Chala, an unspoilt gem
Mar 2021 • Friends
Beautiful day at the Lake on the border with Kenya. Stunning crater lake with kayaking. Just a 20 minute hike down steep paths to the bottom where the lodge staff have paddles and life vests. Then a delicious lunch in the lodge. To visit for the day and have lunch it is best to phone the lodge beforehand so that they can help you arrange your day.
Written 1 March 2021
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Anja
Interlaken, Switzerland6 contributions
Too expensive
Jan 2021 • Couples
It is way too expensive. We drove ourselves by motorcycle (for us$20 per day)from moshi there (because the tours were all too expensive. There is a gate and they charge us$29.50 per person entry fee. This is way too much so we did turn around.
Written 3 January 2021
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Aste
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania23 contributions
Extra ordinary lake Chala
Dec 2020 • Solo
Thanks to Kili foot print
Jackson arranged for me a day trip to lale challa
I love every moment amd enjoyed my first solo tour experience,it is hood indeed actualy the best experience
You should definetely choose kili foot print for all your transportation around Kilimanjaro and Arusha , Jackosn is kind, helpful,friendly and communicative you never get bored riding with him
I had a day trip tour from Moshi yown to lake Chala
He took me to the best Indian restaurant for dinner,the meal was tasty and everything about my solo trip was perfect, whatever u disturb him he never get mad neither mistreat you, he never ask for additional payment for his extra work out of agreent. Je is genuinely the best person who take good care of his customer
I will always choose Kili footprint
Written 23 December 2020
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Sukesha D
Mombasa, Kenya475 contributions
Off the beaten track...
Oct 2020 • Friends
Lake Chala is a freshwater crater lake and shares the border with Kenya after Taveta and with Tanzania on the other side.

The Kenya side has no signposts nor any facilities nit even a nice tree or a picnic site for visitors. It is not at all advertised nor known.

However the Tanzanian side has fully utilized this tourist potential and constructed a.few.lodges along the cliff of the lake which would give a fantastic view to their guests and a serene holiday.

The Kenya side... has a couple of rough roads before you reach it and then a slight steep climb of about 7 minutes in the dry heat and then you get the beautiful view of the lake with its pristine blue waters.... beautiful. So sad our tourism industry has done nothing to capitalize on this lovely spot. There is a way to go down to the lake but the bush has overgrown and with no safety rails etx it could be treacherous
Written 26 October 2020
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Supremacy T
Moshi, Tanzania17 contributions
Lake chala - africa natural tours
Aug 2020 • Solo
I have a nice trip to lake chala, everything were good and thanks to the company. I love the quiteness of the place hopeful i be back soon
Written 5 August 2020
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draine h
9 contributions
Lake Chala
Apr 2020
Lake Chala is located to around 50 km from Moshi, l went over there privately and l real enjoyed the simple private tour
Written 22 July 2020
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Vecky
Arusha, Tanzania232 contributions
Nature at its best
Jun 2019 • Family
It's a beautiful and very tranquil place and just perfect for a day out in nature.
Was abit disappointing as meals were slow and they ran out of simple meals like French fries/chips especially being such a place.
Recommend those with picnic baskets or lunch boxes to carry them, as you still have to pay an entrance fee to the park/reserve as well as a fee at the hotel entrance for using their facilities. They can conduct a hike to the bottom of the lake and from where we were, seems like a perfect excursion for those willing to trek and enjoy wildlife there.
For us, we were just content to enjoy the views and the facilities from up there.
In all, a place worth another visit especially in their cosy accommodation at their tents.
Written 6 March 2020
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Having you here at Lake Chala was a great pleasure. Thanks for you wonderful review - we hope to welcome you again. Warm greetings from the Chala Family.
Written 8 March 2020
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Brian D
Asheville, NC1,772 contributions
Very nice!
Jan 2020
While in Moshi if you have some extra time go visit Lake Chala. It is absolutely beautiful and offers some time to take in the surrounding nature.
Written 31 January 2020
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Dear Brian, thanks for your visit and thanks for your comment. Welcome back at Lake Chala.
Written 1 February 2020
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moviegeekjn
Phoenix, AZ1,797 contributions
Kayak to Kenya (without a visa)
Oct 2019
Located in a beautiful area, you can relax here and enjoy the view at the top; there's a place that sells simple food and drinks. You can also hike down the hill and paddle a kayak and literally cross into Kenya (since the lake lies right of the border of Tanzania and Kenya). It's not overcrowded, so it's a good place to enjoy the local nature and relax.
Written 13 November 2019
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Thanks very much for your kind review. We are happy when our guests are happy. Welcome back, warm greetings from the Chala Family.
Written 14 November 2019
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Mehul Aggarwal
Tanzania46 contributions
Gorgeous views
Aug 2019
The lake is half in Kenya and half in Tanzania. We visited from the Tanzanian side and the views were amazing. Nice place to relax and maybe read a book and grab a coffee. Definitely recommended!
Written 27 October 2019
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