To end 2012, I joined brothers and sisters from Onetouch on a photographic road trip that took us to places Google hardly knew of.
Top on the list was Lake Chala, a crater lake in a caldera on the Eastern slopes of Kilimanjaro, sitting nice and pretty on the Kenya-Tanzania border. It can be accessed easily by road from Moshi in Tanzania or Taveta in Kenya. With the Voi – Taveta being a motoring challenge especially in the rainy season for now, I believe there should be a faster, easier route through Oloitoktok, but I can’t confirm this.
We got to camp at about 2am, so it wasn’t until 6am when shooting the sunrise that we got to enjoy the beauty that surrounded us. A beauty so inviting that after breakfast, we stripped to our undies and swam in the cool, fresh waters… bliss that words can’t explain!
From the top of the 100m high crater rim around Lake Chala, one can clearly see the Kilimanjaro peaks of Mawenzi and Kibo, making Lake Chala a great location to bum, relax and sleep. While there, you can stay here.