Lake Chala Safari Camp
Lake Chala Safari Camp is a hidden gem en route from Moshi to the Usambara Mountains, close to the Kenyan border.
Lake Chala is a beautiful caldera lake, on the eastern flank of Mount Kilimanjaro, 30 km east of Moshi near the Kenyan border. The freshwater lake is very deep and clean and wonderful for swimming.
The only place to stay is Lake Chala Safari Camp, situated on a large private estate on the rim. Tanzania has many good campsites, but this one is definitely in our top three! Clean bathroom facilities, cooking and BBQ areas, outdoor lighting, plenty of seating areas and they make you a campfire in the evening… and all that for $ 10 / pp. Also, they have a number of tastefully appointed, luxury safari tents for $ 230 double on the basis of full board. Recently, the municipality starting charging $10 for day visitors and $ 25 for overnight guests. Chances are the conservation fee will go down in the near future, as the steep fee is inappropriate.