Lake Chala is one of the unique Caldera Lake in Tanzania which is thought to be the deepest Inland water body in Africa that fed by a number of underground spring from the Legendary Kilimanjaro Mountain with a rate of 10 Million Mater cubic per year. Depending on the time of the year, the water of the lake can be of different color ranges from deep blue to turquoise and green, which is surrounded by crater rim of 100 meter high. The lake is between the border of Kenya and Tanzania, formed approximately 250,000 years ago in the east of Mount Kilimanjaro, 8 kilometres north of Taveta, Kenya, and 55 kilometres east of Moshi, Tanzania.
Lake Chala has the great biodiversity from the Lush Lake shore forest to the stunning volcanic Savanna, from the riverbeds carves through ancient rocks to the thick open bush ‘Mbuga’, Hence with this diversity of life, Walking at the Lake Chala make one of the Magical stunning experience of lifetime that will be put you immensely in touch with the nature, as being on the paradise.
With its diversity of life, Lake Chala has a huge variety of amazing trees, grasses and other plants while some being endemic to the area. Depending on the time of year you can find hundreds species of butterflies and birds, including spectacular birds of prey. The African Fish Eagle, with its haunting techniques, Verreaux’s Eagle, Augur Buzzards and many other species of birds can be seen around the crater walls. Wild mammals do vary including Blue Monkeys, Colobus Monkeys, baboons, dik-dik, kudu and elephant. This makes Lake Chala being one of the untouched part of a truly ancient land and a must visit place that brings you in touch with the true nature.
Visiting lake Chala, a tourist can enjoy several activities including the nature walking safari, Bird and butterflies watching, Canoeing, Swimming and spot fishing. This is to keep you with an authentic nature that can make you contemplate.