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Lake Chala

Closes in 17 min: 00:00 - 23:59
Open today: 00:00 - 23:59
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Another Nature's wonder

It is a fantastic view! Really looks surreal. Though, the entrance going here is very pricey due to... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Manila, Philippines
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Chala Lake has now closed

We arrived at Lake Chala having made a booking on the internet. When we arrived at the Government... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Hastings, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip”(29 reviews)
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It is a fantastic view! Really looks surreal. Though, the entrance going here is very pricey due to government entrance fees and taxes especially if you are a non-resident. Better to plan to stay here with their campsite for a couple of days to maximize....More

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Lake Chala S, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very happy that you enjoyed your visit at Lake Chala. We are in discussion with the government about the fees. Hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 27 June 2018

We arrived at Lake Chala having made a booking on the internet. When we arrived at the Government building before the entrance to Lake Chala, we were informed that this place had in fact been closed since 23 April 2018. Caroline, the manager of Lake...More

1  Thank beckff65
Carolyn W, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

I would just like to add a rider to this. Lake Chala is still open to day trippers and self contained campers. Despite contact with them, I still cannot access the Booking.com account, so please contact us directly at lakechala@gmail.com

Reviewed 28 March 2018

Its actually a place were people can go relax and have some time with nature and to add on that this place is meant for wildlife photographers.

1  Thank Vishal V
Reviewed 14 March 2018

Really nice day trip from Moshi. If you are not a strong swimmer, do not go kayaking :) The waves can come up fast and some of the kayaks have leaks. I can swim well and had a lot of fun, but could see how...More

Thank muxx2018
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Lake chala is a crater lake which part of it found in Taveta kenya and the other part in tanzania..an attractive place to take selfies and pics.A place to visit.It has several down water channels. its a fresh water lake

Thank marketviewhotel
Reviewed 12 February 2018

We had the lovely moment in lake nyala it was so nice to us creating for the new life time experience in our mind we spent one day here for enjoyment i can not explain my feeling in wide way but what i can say...More

Thank moonlight2urse
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Great place, worth the efforts, amazing view. Nice place to chill out with friends and enjoy the scenery

Thank Babra L
Carolyn W, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

We really appreciate your stellar review and hope to see you again!

Reviewed 25 December 2017

I originally picked "Very Good" in my overall rating but I changed it to "Excellent" because as I thought about my day spent in Lake Chala via Lake Chala Safari Camp, I have nothing to nitpick on. Getting there isn't too bad. The murram road...More

Thank Brian N
Carolyn W, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2017

Thank you for the five star review! We hope you will visit again soon.

Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We visited Lake Chala on a Sunday and really enjoyed our stay. Entry fee for Non East Africans into the park area was $12 pp and the car was 10,000 Tsh. Lake Chala lodge charges 14,000 tsh pp to access the lake, as well as...More

1  Thank Bessie134
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Its a 27000Tsh each, paying at newly built govt post, and we got a great taxi driver to take us for 150000Tsh in a 6 seater ( we gave lifts back to moshi) but as far as government paying entry value for money this was...More

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11 April 2018|
Response from thesusangeorge | Reviewed this property |
Over an hour, depending on what sort of car you are in and if you are pulled over by the traffic police. The road from the airport to Moshi and onto Lake Chala, until the turn off is excellent but after that theres no... More
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Response from thesusangeorge | Reviewed this property |
I used Deo. An excellent, friendly taxi driver with good english, good car and does a deal (he took us to Kilimanjaro View Lodge over none roads and then to the airport) 255 686 129 292 Nice blok, good sense of humour, lots... More