Lake Chamo

Lake Chamo

Lake Chamo and its sister lake, Abaya, nestle in the Great Rift Valley and are ringed by savannah plains and smoky mountains crests that create a stunning panorama. Enjoy this vibrant place by boat and see one of Africa’s most impressive displays of big crocodiles and a wonderland of birds.

Sparkling Lake Chamo offers an unprecedented close up view of hippo families bathing in the cool aquamarine waters or grazing on the grassy banks. It is also sanctuary for several thousand Nile crocodile, some reaching lengths of up to seven metres from snout to the tip of tail. Alive with many species of fish -the fighting tiger fish, giant Nile perch, barbell, catfish and tilapia offering fine sport – Lake Chamo is an angler’s paradise.

Bird life flourishes in equal proportion: hordes of yellow weaver birds flit constantly through the trees and vividly-coloured kingfishers skim the lakes where Great White pelicans, storks, ibises, hornbills and cormorants plumb the waters for food. With piercing echoing cries, black and white fish eagles swoop down from their tree perches to snatch up unwary fish in their talons.