Lake Jipe straddles the border between Kenya and Tanzania. On the Tanzania side, it is situated within Mwanga District, in Kilimanjaro Region, while on the Kenyan side, it is located south of the village of Nghonji. The lake is fed mainly by the Lumi River, which descends from Mount Kilimanjaro, as well as streams from the North Pare Mountains.
The lake’s outlet forms the Ruvu River. Kenya’s unfenced Tsavo West National Park protects part of the lake’s northern shore, while on the Tanzania side Mkomazi Game Reserve is nearby. The lake is known for fish, water birds, mammals like hippoppotamus, wetland plants and lake-edge swamps.
TRIP SUMMARY » Local Canoeing »Small waterfalls »Swimming »Seeing animals mainly Hippopotamus , Elephants and different kinds of birds.
Also known as Caldera Lake,East of Moshi, and partly in Kenya, lies Lake Chala, a hidden gem of a crater lake. Birds abound, as well as baboons and the occasional monkey or bush buck. The lake promises a relaxing atmosphere as well as a great chance to swim and canoe.
The Chala bird survey is ongoing. Birds are plentiful and raptors in particular are many and spectacular in the area.Lake Chala is thought to be important migration corridor on the eastern flank of Kilimanjaro, and unexpected birds can be found here during migration time.