Trip Ideas from Moshi or Arusha – Visit Crater Lake Chala
Trip to Crater Lake Chala is full day tour. A chance to explore hidden beautiful caldera lake, walking on the crater rim up to Kenya, swimming, kayaking and visit the local people outside the lake area!
From the first day of your travel from Moshi to lake Chala whether by public bus or private hired car all the way you will experience an astonishing landscape of Crater Lake Chala with different villages to Mamsera whereby in a market days you will stop there for touring in the market and get chance to buy different local goods such as sugar canes, avocados, ripe sweet bananas to get a quick experience on how local business conducted. From there you will pass through fantastic trails down hills to find the spectacular view of Lake Chala from the mountains were a great view of the lake can be viewed than any other place gives you a first impression on how the lake look like.
On your arrival after taking few minutes for break, your local guide Linus at Lake Chala will arrange any activities of your own interest. During the afternoon hours after the lunch it’s the best time to stretch your muscles by going deep to experience the lake. You can choose to do kayaking from Tanzania to the Kenya part of the Lake or you can enjoy swimming.
Tour Duration: full day
Meeting time: as you please, but the earlier the better
- Entrance fees like for parks, forests,
Not included in the price:
- Transport to Lake Chala.
- Foods and beverage in Lake Chala camp
- Transport from Moshi can be arranged on request, private hired car 70 USD per group of not more than 6 people, while using public transport is cheaper – 20,000 TSH per person for roundtrip but involves use of motorcycle hired known as boda boda, less comfortable and more time consuming.
What to Bring to Crater Lake Chala Trip
Bring swimming suit if you plan to swim. You can eat and drink in Lake Chala campsite or you can bring your own picnic food with you. It is hot, so do not forget a sun protection for your head and good sunscreen.