Lake Chala is the Crater Lake that marks a border between Tanzania and Kenya on the eastern edge of Mount Kilimanjaro; it is 51 km from Moshi town and 8 km north of Taveta. The lake has a mean depth of 81 meters and it covers the area of 4.2 km2 and it has the diameter of 3 km.
Lake Chala and the surrounding area is spectacularly interesting, not just because of Kilimanjaro that can be seen on clear days towering in the background but also because it thrives with life. The lake itself is an attraction, the crater rim, bird species and small mammals such as colobus monkeys, baboons, crocodiles, dikdik and kudu.
Some of the activities include; bird watching, game viewing swimming (not advisable), walking safari in the village and canoeing.
The activity shall take almost 7 hours from 0930 hours in the morning to 1630 hours in the Evening.