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Lake Chala Sarai Lodge

Kilmanjaro | Rombo Region, Moshi, Tanzania
+255 753 249 118
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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 3 weeks ago
beckff65
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Hastings, United Kingdom
A GREAT PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE NATURE

Its actually a place were people can go relax and have some time with nature and to add on that... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Vishal V
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Lake Chala Safari Lodge. The tented lodge has temporarily closed for various reasons. However lake Chala is still open to day guests and self equipped campers. You are very welcome to spend time at this beautiful and tranquil place.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful lake” (10 reviews)
“day trip” (30 reviews)
“safari camp” (5 reviews)
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Kilmanjaro | Rombo Region, Moshi, Tanzania
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+255 753 249 118
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"mount kilimanjaro"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Carolyn W, Manager at Lake Chala Sarai Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

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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.

Thank Vishal V
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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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
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Carolyn W, Manager at Lake Chala Sarai Lodge, 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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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

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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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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Having a camping in lake chala offer a great experience in visiting Moshi. Definite recommend for every person

Thank John D
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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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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
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