Total distance: 104 Km
Riding Level: Challenging and moderate
Path: Tarmac road all the way
At 8:00 am start riding from Keys Hotel and heading towards Himo town through Taifa road, 30 Km. from Moshi town. The route is tarmac road with a lot of traffic.
Take a break for refilling water bottles and get some energy bars.
Continue ridding to Taveta border (Kenyan and Tanzanian Boarder) which is 10 kms from Himo Town. The route is Tarmac with much reduced traffic. At few meters before the border you will go left towards the route that leads to Lake Chala. It is 14 kms to the lake from here. The route is rough with gravel and rocks, and is dusty all the way to the lake. Lake Chala is a crater lake in a caldera at the border between Tanzania and Kenya, located at 52 km from Moshi town. Lake Chala is said to be the deepest inland water body in Africa with a depth of about 3 km. Chala is an untouched part of a truly ancient land where you can feel the real taste of Africa.
At approximately 6 to 7 kms to the lake, the vegetation changes to evergreen forest that is host to many mammals like baboons, dikdik, Antelopes and different species of birds. It’s 4 hrs from Moshi town to Lake Chala.
On reaching the lake we will have a picnic lunch, then we will rest for some time before descending down to the Lake. At the lake you can enjoy canoeing. Kayaking or just relish the beautiful African nature. On the way after spending some time at Lake Chala start riding back to Keys Hotel.