Lake Chala, Moshi

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#3 of 8 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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  • Lake Chala is a really beautiful volcanic lake two hours drive from Moshi. They recently cleared a path so I believe you can walk all the way around. We didn't do this however so that could be wrong (...  more »
  • It is a fantastic view! Really looks surreal. Though, the entrance going here is very pricey due to government entrance fees and taxes especially if you are a non-resident. Better to plan to stay here...  more »
  • We arrived at Lake Chala having made a booking on the internet. When we arrived at the Government building before the entrance to Lake Chala, we were informed that this place had in fact been closed s...  more »
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  • This is an amazing scene to behold from the Tanzanian side. Hiking can be done if you got time.
  • This is a strikingly beautiful crator lake inside a a caldera. The hike to the bottom is a bit steep so you have to be careful with your footing. The lake itself has magnificent shades of blue, green or turquoise depending on the time of the year and how the light hits it. Only downside is that it isnt that swimmer friendly and you are met with warning signs all the way down. There is a broken canoe there but it would have been a perfect place to canoe or kayak. If you have a drone its also a great place for some aerial shots.
  • Very beautiful place. Serene and picturesque although neglected.
  • An undiscovered Gem....such a beauty
  • Nice and affordale lodges.
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