Unveiling Lake Chala: A Day Trip To Nature’s Hidden Gem

Lake Chala

Lake Chala is a crater lake in a caldera located on the border of Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern end of Kilimanjaro. This place is a real find for tourists who like panoramic views and quiet recreation.

In the morning, after the transfer to the lake, you will find yourself on the edge of the crater to see the wonderful views of the tropical forest and the lake. On the way to the lake, you are highly likely to see baboons. At the lake you can go canoeing, relishing the beautiful African nature. Your lunch will be served afterwards. On the way back to the hotel you will see Mt Kilimanjaro in all its glory.

Route

Tour Features

  • Day tour

    This does not include accommodation.

  • Private tour

    This tour will be organized exclusively for you and won't be shared with others.

  • Can start any day

    If availability permits, this tour can start on any day.

  • Can be customized

    You can request changes to this tour.

  • For solo travelers

    Solo travelers can book this private tour.

  • Minimum age of 3 years

    The minimum age for this tour is 3 years.

Activities & Transportation

All Day Activities

  • Arrival (See Getting There for more details)

    ➔ You'll be collected from the airport.
    ➔ Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

  • Day 1 - Moshi - Lake Chala

    Early Morning Departure:
    ➔Start your day early to make the most of your time at Lake Chala.
    ➔Depart from your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha and head towards Lake Chala. The drive takes approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

    Arrival and Hike to the Lake:
    ➔Upon arrival at Lake Chala, you'll need to register at the reception and pay the entrance fee.
    ➔Begin your hike down to the lake. The trail is relatively steep but manageable for most fitness levels.
    ➔Enjoy the scenic views as you descend through lush vegetation and rocky terrain.


    Exploration and Relaxation at the Lake:
    ➔Once you reach the shores of Lake Chala, take some time to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the crater lake.
    ➔You can go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters or simply relax on the shoreline and admire the surroundings.


    Picnic Lunch:
    ➔After some leisure time at the lake, find a suitable spot for a picnic lunch.
    ➔You can bring your own packed lunch or arrange for a packed lunch through your tour operator.
    ➔Enjoy your meal while relishing the tranquility and natural splendor of Lake Chala.


    Nature Walk and Birdwatching:
    ➔Take a guided nature walk around the lake's surroundings and explore the diverse flora and fauna.
    ➔Lake Chala is home to a variety of bird species, so keep your binoculars handy for birdwatching opportunities.
    ➔Your guide can provide interesting insights into the local ecology and wildlife.


    Departure:
    ➔After a memorable day at Lake Chala, hike back up to the starting point.
    ➔Bid farewell to the lake and begin your journey back to your accommodation in Moshi or Arusha.


    Main Destination: Lake Chala 
    Duration: 5-6 hours 
    Accommodation: No Accomodation
    Meals & Drinks: Lunch and Drinks included.

  • End of tour (See Getting There for more details)

    ➔ Additional accommodation can be arranged for an extra cost. ➔ You'll be dropped off at the airport.

Important to Know

Rates Per Person

Destination1pax2pax3pax4pax5pax 6pax7pax8pax
Lake Chala$158$133$128$123$118$114$110$107

Inclusion

  • Park fees

    For Non Residents

  • All game drives & activities

    (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All accommodations

    (Unless listed as upgrade)

  • A professional driver/guide

    English/German/Spanish speaking

  • All transportation

    (Unless labeled as optional)

  • All Meals

    (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • All Drinks

    (As specified in the day-by-day section)

  • All Taxes/VAT

    (Unless labeled as optional)

Excluded

  • International flights

    (From/to home)

  • Personal items & arrangements

    (Souvenirs, travel insurance, visa fees, etc.)

  • Additional accommodations

    (before and at the end of the tour)

  • Tips

    (Tipping guideline US$15.00 pp per day)

  • Some meals

    (As specified in the day-by-day section)

Getting There

From $107 pp Sharing

Customer Reviews

Gina & Chris
Gina & Chris
2023-06-14
Verified
The best Experience ever! Wir hatten eine unglaubliche 5 Tages Safari mit Laurent! Es war das Beste was wir je erlebt haben und wir haben schon viel auf der Welt erlebt. Wir haben die Big Five gesehen und viele andere Tiere! Eine unglaubliche Erfahrung! Laurent ist ein toller Guide und es waren tolle Tage mit ihm! Danke für dieses Erlebnis!
Angela M
Angela M
2023-01-13
Verified
Safari tour with family Shiri tours is one of the best tour company with excellent communication skills. Linux was great and our tour guide Ally was exceptional and would recommend them to anyone. Keep up the good work.
Amanda Wanders
Amanda Wanders
2023-01-10
Verified
7 Day Safari – Trip of a Lifetime I did a 7 day safari with Shiri Adventures and it was incredible. Full disclosure, I did get mine severely discounted as we worked together on content creation/promotion, but I can honestly say I would have absolutely paid full price to do it.Our guide Laurent was amazing. Linus, the Managing Director, is a godsend and helped us with some issues that popped up right before we left as well as answering every little question we had along the way.This trip was the time of our lives (me and my husband went for our honeymoon). I couldn’t recommend it enough, and I found Shiri to be very reasonable in cost compared to many other safaris at this level.And we saw the big 5! I’m telling you, our guide had supervision. 10/10 would recommend Shiri Adventures.
mampangile
mampangile
2023-01-09
Verified
Fantastic Serengeti and Ngorongoro safari was absolutely amazing. Shiri adventures made it all possible for us.
Kyle D
Kyle D
2023-01-09
Verified
7 Day Safari Experience Shiri Adventures made the whole safari a breeze! We got to see so many animals and different national parks over our 7 day safari. And with the help of our guide we were able to spot and see the all of the big 5 animals (lions, elephants, leopards, water buffalo & rhinos)! We got a discounted experience via my wife, but I would pay full price any day. It was amazing!
lindsmariea
lindsmariea
2022-11-07
Verified
BEST Guide Company In Tanzania Linus and his crew were all over the tiny details that made each excursion we want on amazing. Did the 3-day safari, Materuni Falls & coffee tour, and visited the Chemka hot springs. Everything was well planned out and communication from Linus was impeccable. Highly recommend this company and will use them again if I ever find myself back in Eastern Africa!
Mariam N
Mariam N
2022-10-21
Verified
My Kilimanjaro hike I had a wonderful experience with the team at Shiri, Linus provided such a wonderful team that played a very huge role in helping us summit Uhuru peak. The team was organised and professional and made the 6 day hike a very memorable one for me and for the friends I made on the hike.
faheymk
faheymk
2022-10-19
Verified
6 day Marangu Route Kilimanjaro Absolutely wonderful from start to finish! My friends and climbed Mount Kilimanjaro via the Marangu route with Shiri Adventures, and Linus and his staff delivered an amazing experience. There were 4 of us in our group and we all had limited hiking experience, but we all made it to the summit with the help of our amazing guides Yaki and Bryson, along with the porters. After we finished, they had beers, champagne and a bus waiting for us at the gate. I have traveled quit a bit and I can say I’ve never had a better experience anywhere. If I ever go back to Tanzania I will hire Linus and Shiri Adventures to handle it. I wish I could do more than write a review. I highly highly highly recommend using Linus and Shiri Adventures for your Kilimanjaro trek or safari. Thanks again to Linus, Yaki, Bryson and everyone else, you made our trip happen and delivered a once in a lifetime experience!!
Jennifer H
Jennifer H
2022-10-18
Verified
Highly recommend using Shiri Adventures. We went on a three-day safari with Shiri as well as a day trip to Materuni Falls and Coffee Plantation and Chemka Hot Springs. I can’t say enough good things about how helpful Linus and his staff were before, during, and after our trip. Everyone was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and made sure we were enjoying our trip. Our accommodations and food exceeded expectations. If you’re planning a trip to Tanzania, I would highly recommend booking your adventures with Shiri.
Jan Smole
Jan Smole
2022-09-25
Verified
Best Safari! Me and my wife spend our honeymoon on safari (Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Manyara) with Shiri Adventures and I can say that it was the best experience!We didn’t have a single complaint. From communication with mr. Linus, who responded quickly to all our questions and concerns (via WhatsApp or email), to the entire organization of Safari, transfers to airport, luxury lodges in national parks… Also, on our safari jeep they put our wedding photo – nice personal touch :)Our guide (mr. Ibra) was an exceptional at finding animals that we could see from a distance of only a few meters! He taught us about animals, their behavior and the habitats they live in, about the natives Maasai (which we also visited), about land Africa and Tanzania… Really experienced guide! We would recommend Shiri Adventures 10/10. These guys are on another level! 🙂

Request a Quote

Tanzania Map

error: Content is protected !!