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Lake Chala

Spent a great day at Lake Challa, the perfect place to relax and unwind from the busy city life. Lake Challa is a unique caldera lake, also known as Dschalla and is thought to be the deepest inland body of water in Africa.The remote caldera lake is between a border of Tanzania & Kenya is only 55km from Moshi and therefore the perfect get away for a day. Explore the area on one of the many possible hikes, swim in the crystal-clear water.
This lake is fed by underground springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro. The lake has a great diversity of life. From lush lake shore forest to stunning volcanic savannah, from river beds marvelously carved through ancient rock, to thick bush.

Spend a day and walking at Lake Challa is a magical experience that will put you back in touch with nature. Chala has a huge variety of amazing trees, grasses and plants; some are unique to the area. According to the time of year there are hundreds of species of butterflies and birds, including spectacular birds of prey.

Early In the morning after having a breakfast your guide will pick you up from your hotel to Lake Challa with a packed lunch box and drinking water. Upon arrival you will see the beautiful private game reserve overlooking the crater lake. Our guide will take you down to the lake. Spend the day swimming, exploring, kayaking (optional). You will experience the natural beauties of the green scenery, landscape and will also have the opportunity to meet local people doing their daily activity. There is a very high possibility of spotting the baboon monkey, velvet monkey, blue monkey, antelopes, elephants and many different birds, that live in this wonderful savannah land. Activities at this lake are walking safaris, canoeing, swimming and fishing.


  • Professional and experienced English-speaking driver guide & local guide
  • Entrance Fees
  • Water for drinking
  • Government Taxes
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Transfer and drop off at hotel or Moshi town


  • Tips
  • Any Private Expenses

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