We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Beautiful, relaxing, and fun!”

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Moshi
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Lake Chala Safari Camp
Ranked #40 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Visiting Lake Chala was one of my favorite things I did in the two months I spent in Tanzania. My boyfriend and I went one weekend and had basically the entire camp to ourselves! We were two of eight people staying at the entire campground, with the other six all staying in the bungalows. It was very clean, hot showers, and even included sleeping mats, sheets, and pillows with the tent rental. The food was the best we had throughout our entire time in Africa, the hike around the lake was fun, and you can't beat the views (especially eating dinner looking over the lake as monkeys are jumping between trees). The staff was awesome, very helpful and friendly, and even made us our own bonfire one evening. The manager generously offered to let us use his kayaks they had just purchased, but by then our time was running out. Perfect place to read a book, drink a beer, or bonfire with friends!

Room Tip: Bungalows looked amazing, we took the cheaper route of tents which were still awesome!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank PaigeH123
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (41)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

19 - 25 of 41 reviews

Reviewed 9 July 2014

The staff at the camp was wonderful. There were only 3 of us there as it was a bit out of season for most visitors. The food was outstanding and the rooms were very nice. My one complaint was that the rooms were a bit far and there was no lighting at night. We had a car and drove back and forth to the main area for meals but it was very difficult to see at night and there was no escari to accompany us. There were only a few baboons while we were there but I understand that there will be a small group of elephants and antelope later in the season. The rooms were quite nice. Very relaxing.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
    • Location
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Sandi C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 June 2014

We stayed here for one night during a 3 week stay in Moshi. We got a taxi from Moshi which took just over an hour. The location is fantastic with great views over Lake Chala. We stayed in one of the luxury tents......and it really was luxurious. It was great sitting on our balcony drinking a beer from the fridge in our tent. It is a nice though fairly steep walk down to the lake but there is now some decking there allowing fairly easy access for swimming. When we were there we had the place to ourselves. On the second day we walked up Chala Hill which gave us some great views of the surrounding area. We ate dinner, breakfast and lunch in the bar and the food was excellent. Rob and Almarie the owners are very friendly, as was Elaine who was doing the cooking and Emmanuel who was working in the bar. We will definitely stay here again when we are next in Moshi

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank ShepofBristol
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 16 June 2014

Amazing views of the turquoise waters from the dinning area and some of the stilted rooms.
A fantastic views through lush vegetation brings down to a wooden decking from which you can swim in these cool, refreshing waters. The food was a bit of a disappointment. On a clear day spectacular views of kilimanjaro will be available.
Lake chala is also well located to visit west kilimanjaro conservancy - which borders amboseli in Kenya and forms part of the elephant migratory route.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank B S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

Really cool, chilled out place for a family. Great walks, fun on the lake and food and drink. The tents are amazing. The couple who run it are even better. Highly recommend. 1 hour from Moshi and less than that from Kilimanjaro. Elephants to be seen.

Stayed: March 2014
1  Thank peterreynolds
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 March 2014

We camped here for 1 night as a weekend trip. The road up to the Camp is not the best, but this is Tanzania! And you do get nice views of mountains and see people working the fields.
The first thing we did was hike down to the lake (about 45min) and it was beautiful!!! There was nobody there and the water was clear and sooooo refreshing compared to the hot Tanzanian weather!
They made some renovations on the track to the lake since they opened: some cement stairs (not all way down) and a "dock" with stairs so people can easily get in the water without going through all the rocks. They did keep the rocks with the names carved by people through the years which is nice.
We hiked back up and took a good pressured shower with cold water (which was fine since the hike was pretty steep). One thing though: clean the cobwebs in the bathroom ceiling! There was a pretty big spider up there.
Getting out of the bathroom, there were baboons on the trees eating fruits! It was amazing! There was even a baby baboon!
We brought our own food so we didn't eat much in the restaurant although I hear the chef is good! We did have some coffee and tried the banana cake with ice cream and it was really nice!
Overall it was a really relaxing experience, great for a weekend getaway with amazing views!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Ana M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Brand new and luxurious in a spectacular setting, this is the last thing you expect to find down the end of a very bumpy, unmarked road. You sit right on the rim of a crater which goes down to the lake. The tents are spacious and well appointed, the porch is wide and comfortable and each room has its own mini fridge and coffee making equipment. Dinner was good and the service was friendly. it's a beautiful place to stop on the way to the coast from Kilimanjaro.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Nomad1248
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Moshi hotels
24.1 mi away
Mountain Inn
Mountain Inn
#3 of 17 in Moshi
248 reviews
20.9 mi away
Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge
25 mi away
Altezza Lodge
Altezza Lodge
#6 of 17 in Moshi
56 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
31.8 mi away
Kaliwa Lodge
Kaliwa Lodge
#5 of 77 in Moshi
178 reviews
25.5 mi away
Salinero Kilimajaro Hotel
24.5 mi away
New Siesta Inn Hotel
New Siesta Inn Hotel
#9 of 63 in Moshi
52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Lake Chala Safari Camp? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Lake Chala Safari Camp

Address: Lake Chala, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 77 Speciality Lodging in Moshi
Price Range: £85 - £128 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Five spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms, verandas and mini bar. The tents are well spaced out with superb views. The sitting dining area is set dramatically on the edge of the crater walls, with breathtaking views of the lake below and Kilimanjaro behind. We offer quiet and comfort, a place to relax and unwind in this dramatic and beautiful landscape. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Lake Chala Safari Camp Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing