Lake Chala, Moshi

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#3 of 7 in Nature in Moshi
Fed by the groundwater draining from Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Chala provides plenty of opportunities to kayak or swim in a pristine natural setting. Surrounded by native trees, grasses, and flowering plants, the lake draws hundreds of species of birds and butterflies, as well as large birds of pray. Look out for African fish eagles and buzzards, frequently seen on the lake's shores. Other animals often spotted here include baboons, kudu, and elephants. To visit Lake Chala on your holiday in Moshi, and find out what else Moshi has to offer, use our Moshi itinerary builder tool .
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  • Nothing is all inclusive in Tanzania!! @ That's for sure you have to think about when a distant trip to lake Chala. We paid a decent ' fee ' to the nature park visit, (28,000 shlling p. p + 10,000 for the car) but there was niets'inclusives'aan. Because then had to the owners of the lodge a private-fee of 15,000 shilling pp. be paid to the Lake are allowed to visit. So we had about 100,000 shilling = 37 euro paid before we had seen something. That the visit is not worth it. .... Especially if the Guide has to say hardly anything and ' kolen_engels ' speaks but also begs to tip. The trip there (by classic African landscapes and villages) was the one that made this day trip worth it. Sure when Mount Kibo suddenly appeared behind a mountain. Conclusion: there are better swimming areas near and for only the costs are disproportionate.. ...
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  • It is very tiring to climb up and down. But it's worth. The caldera is a unique and exciting place. You can swim down even. Top walk on the edge of the crater to the Kenyan border and enjoys great views. Sometimes you can see elephants.
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  • Its actually a place were people can go relax and have some time with nature and to add on that this place is meant for wildlife photographers.  more »
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  • Very beautiful place. Serene and picturesque although neglected.
  • An undiscovered Gem....such a beauty
  • Nice and affordale lodges.
  • A good place for weekend relaxation,refreshment and camping
  • Peaceful and beaitiful place to camp
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