lake duluti is a crater lake located in the eastern side of arusha city in the arumeru district.it gets its water mainly from rainfall and underground seepage,the depth is estimated to be 700 m deep but it yet to be cornfimed.The lake is sorounded by lush vegetations in form of reeds,shrubs and typical woodlands of a gallery forest which supports a diverse number of avian richness.Having a length of 1km and a width of 600metres any traveler in this gem is always astonished by its richness.The reeds around the lake and the small islet supports a breeding ground for the restricted range endemic,the taveta weaver.The east african endemic the brown breasted barbet is usually but not always found in the fruiting figs around the forest trail,Grey olive greenbul is always guaranteed here,little and yellow breasted greenbul is also possible .grey headed nigrita and peters’s twinspot are sometimes seen at the forest floor.Apart from forest species waterbirds are also here in plenty
BEST TIME TO VISIT
All around the year
Number of people Price per Person
- 1 Person $110
2 People $90
3 People $85
- 4 People $80
- 5 People $75
- 6 People or more $70
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- Lunch box
- 1.5litre bottle of water
- Pick up to the hotel and drop off to the hotel after the tour
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Lake Duluti walk – Arusha Lake duluti is a crater lake that is located in one of the subsidiary vents for mount Meru, in the outskirts of the city of Arusha – Tanzania. It gets its water mainly from rainfall and groundwater that seeps into it, keeping it filled throughout the year. The depth is yet to be confirmed, although estimates put it at 700 metres deep, with a length of 1 km and width of about 600 metres.
Around the perimeter of the lake is a dense rain forest, which grows right up to the edge of the water. As it is in a crater, it is mostly surrounded by steep walls, which in some places are rocky and up to 30 metres high, with the exception of a small stretch of land in its northern part where the reserve offices and several other establishments are located.
The lake has a small island in its western part and is also home to several species of reptiles, fish and birds. Some commonly sighted animals include the monitor lizard, snakes (rarely) and more abundantly, birds. The lake currently serves as a water source for communities nearby as well as a tourist hot spot and is currently managed by the Duluti forest reserve, under the ministry of natural resources.