LAKE CHALA & THE FARM TOURS
Over an hours drive from the lodge, lies the only sunken crater lake in the region, which borders Tanzania. Myth has it, that it was the ungratefulness of the villages to welcome a Divine messenger in disguise of a sickly woman, resulted in the whole village sinking and water coming from the ground.
It is revered as a traditional Taveta people shrine. Crystal clear water has fish species unique to this place, the Challa Tilapia. Encounter local people fishing and herding livestock. The land is very fertile and hence there are farmlands and villages surrounding the lake.
We welcome you to help out on the farms, share knowledge and learn about local culture and local farming. You will enjoy a picnic lunch at a scenic location. On your way back to the lodge, pass through Salaita Hill. Here you will seethe iconic Baobab tree with a hole, part of the battlefield site.
A German Sniper woman lost her husband to the British soldiers and made a hole to hide and shelter in the tree. From there she used to shoot the British soldiers.