There are number of beautiful walks around Chala; as always in Africa the best walking is in the early morning or late afternoon.
The River Bed Trail follows the wonderfully carved and varied ‘dry’ river bed then back up the Camp hill to the Kenyan border, and down along the edge of crater lake. Great views can also be had on this walk across the bush to the foothills of Kilimanjaro and of the mighty mountain itself.
The Chala Hill walk is best done in the early morning. Well worth the climb, this is an incredibly scenic walk with breath taking 360% views across the lake to Kenya, to Lake Jipe, Kilimanjaro and over most of the hundreds of hectares of Chala land. There is no chance to walk around the lake because of border restrictions.
The Lake Walk, a steep descent and good walking shoes and stick are advised.