- Chagga history
- Lake Chala
You will be picked up in the morning by English-speaking guide.
Then drive to Marangu village, is the starting point of the Marangu route, one of the most popular routes to the top of Kilimanjaro. You will get brief introduction to the history of Kilimanjaro.
We will visit the caves Chagga during the wars with the Maasai some 200 years ago. The caves were used to hide the children and women during the Maasai attacks.
After a local Hot lunch, you will visit beautiful Waterfalls. The short but exhausting trail is worth the effort. After a short swimming at waterfalls, we will head to Lake Chala. The ride takes about one hour and leads through small villages, on the way you have beautiful views.
Lake Chala is on the border beween Tanzania and Kenya, the boundary runs through the middle of the lake. The lake is a water-filled caldera that was formed after volcanic activity caused it to collapse. The crater itself is 3km in length and 2.4km wide, with a surface area of about 4.2km². The depth of the lake is between 70 to 90m with the walls almost vertical and as high as a 100m in some places.
Dinner, Camping, bonfire and overnight at the lake.
At Lake Chala:
Lake Chala is a unique caldera lake and is thought to be the deepest inland water body in Africa. This lake is fed by underground springs from Mt. Kilimanjaro. After breakfast we will go for a walking safari, walking at Lake Chala is a magical to experience a great diversity of life. Chala area is untouched part of a truly ancient land and a must visit place for seeing wild mammals,canoeing and fishing with the locals.
- Walking safari
- Bird watching