Lake Chala is a beautiful area located on the western side of Kilimanjaro at the Kenya/Tanzanian border, about a 1 hour drive from Moshi.
The lake is filled and drained by underground streams. Located near the slopes of Kilimanjaro, the lake is amazingly clear with steep crater walls. It is the deepest inland water body in Africa with a depth of about 3 km.
Due to the enormous depth boating is recommended. Visitors can hike at the lake and enjoy the beautiful view and fresh air. Aside from plenty of fish, monitor lizards, baboons, monkeys, and common snakes may be seen by chance.