The Overview of Lake Chala Day Tour trip
The calmness and peace of Lake Chala day tour seem a thousand lifetimes away from the bustling town of Moshi. It’s only 2 hours 30 minutes drive away from Arusha, so perfect for a day trip with a difference. Lake Chala is a caldera lake fed by clean, cold underground streams from Mount Kilimanjaro. It’s renowned for its gloriously changing colors; from deepest turquoise to emerald green to azure and all colors in between.
It’s a perfect place to relax and unwind. And you have the choice of hiking the picture-perfect countryside around the lake, swimming in its sparkling waters. Don’t forget your swimsuit! Or you can do as well, 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.
The Itinerary for Lake Chala Day Tour
Your friendly guide will arrive at your accommodation armed with your tasty packed lunch. Then he or she will drive you to Lake Chala Safari Camp. On the way, you’ll go through the everyday life of Arusha and on to the freeway. And, you can spend a relaxing, comfortable hour and a bit taking in the sights.
The Activities and What you are likely to See at Lake Chala Day Tour
Lake Chala Safari Camp is a beautiful private game reserve overlooking Lake Chala. On arrival there, our guide will take you down to the lakeside, through vividly green flora, with the blue, blue lake ahead of you. It gets quite rocky near the lake so wear sturdy footwear. It’s a stunning area perfect for hikers and birdwatchers. And in the season, you might be lucky enough to spot elephants gathering at a distant waterhole. Spend the day wandering the paths around the lake or across the nearby Savanna, where you’re likely to see baboons, vervet monkeys, and blue monkeys. As well as (perhaps), the shy dik-dik and graceful kudu, too.
After your hike, spend some time sitting by the lakeside enjoying the stillness, birdsong, and gently lapping waters.
If you’re feeling a little more active, you can jump into a kayak and explore the lake further. You’ll be entertained by the ever-present birdsong and gentle plashing of the water as you row. After your adventures, stop at the bar for a drink, and if you’re slightly hungry, an afternoon snack.
If you haven’t opted to camp at the Lake (think campfire under the star-filled heavens), you’ll be driven back to Arusha in the late afternoon.
Lake Chala Day Tour trip
Services Included in
- Transport in a private vehicle to and from Lake Chala
- The entry fee per person
- Activity fee
- Experienced English speaking-guide.
- Bottled drinking water
- A tip to driver-guide
- Airport transfers
- Accommodations before and after a tour.
- Personal expenses (visas, airport taxes, etc.)