Lake Chala is a hidden gem nestled between Tanzania and Kenya. With its stunning turquoise waters, lush surroundings, and picturesque crater walls, it provides a serene and idyllic setting for a day trip or a relaxing getaway. The tranquility and peace of Lake Chala seem a thousand lifetimes away from the bustle of Moshi town, but it’s actually only an hour’s drive away, so perfect for a day trip with a difference. Lake Chala is a caldera lake fed by clean, cold underground streams from Kilimanjaro itself, and it’s renowned for its gloriously changing colors; from deepest turquoise to emerald green to azure and all colours in between. It’s a perfect place to relax and unwind and you’ve the choice of hiking the picture-perfect countryside around the lake, swimming in its sparkling waters (don’t forget your cozzie!) or kayaking across the border to Kenya. Or all three! It’s a day full of getting up close and personal to one of the greatest (and quietest) treasures of Tanzania.
A visit to Lake Chala offers a chance to engage oneself in nature’s beauty, enjoy outdoor activities, and experience a sense of tranquility in a stunning crater lake setting.