Lake Chala is a hidden gem, a perfect place to unwind and loosen up from the bustling city life. The remote caldera lake on the border of Tanzania & Kenya is only 55km from Moshi and therefore the perfect move away for a day. Unadulterated quietness and delightful nature await you at the lake. Explore the area on one of the numerous possible hikes, swim in the crystal clear water, kayak across borders or simply enjoy the stunning vistas of untouched Afrika.

The Beautiful crater lake it’s a Caldera lake. Its very deep accounting for its Beautiful turquoise blue- green appearance. Making it all the more mysterious and exciting to visit.

Lake Chala


You will drive to Lake Chala. 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. You will then be driven back to Moshi in the late afternoon.

There is also the option of staying overnight in the lodge or camping site. If you are camping, you can either bring your own equipment or hire upon arrival. There is a bar that serves alcoholic and non-cocktail beverages and a restaurant that serves snacks and main meals. Staying overnight gives you the opportunity of going on longer hikes, fishing, and having time to relax next to a camp fire.