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Lake Chala

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Another day in paradise!

Just came back from my gateway weekend at chala lake lodge and campsite. The place to avoid the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David E
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Barcelona, Spain
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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 14 October 2018
QueeneeMay
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Manila, Philippines
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  • Poor2%
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“day trip”(30 reviews)
“safari camp”(5 reviews)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just came back from my gateway weekend at chala lake lodge and campsite. The place to avoid the crowds. Nice hosting, great campsite area super comfort, silence, peace everywhere, and views all around, including sunrise kilimanjaro . excellent food and the best assistance from all...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lake Chala is a really beautiful volcanic lake two hours drive from Moshi. They recently cleared a path so I believe you can walk all the way around. We didn't do this however so that could be wrong (I'm not sure what happens when you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Lake Chala S, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear guest, we are happy that you came to Lake Chala. As you wrote, there is a government office, which charges entrance fee for the Wildlife Management Area (WMA). This money goes completely to the villages, to the district and the government. Nothing of it...More

Reviewed 14 October 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Lake Chala S, Manager at Lake Chala, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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.

Date of experience: December 2017
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: January 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

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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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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
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