lake Rishateni of Arusha national park, as seen from the road circuit west of it
lake Rishateni of Arusha national park, on a sunny day
A small lake in the north eastern section of Arusha national park that is known for having the highest concentration of fluoride, possibly in the whole world. Just like many of its neighbouring lakes, its water comes from rainfall, with no rivers or streams pouring into it - though it is said that underground streams may play a part.
What to do there?Sight seeing mostly, with a view point nearby from where you could get views of both it and small Momella - from a higher vantage point. Though canoeing is allowed on small Momella nearby, we are not sure whether it is allowed here.
For a list of other attractions you could visit in the nearby area, please see the section below after map or the attractions page.
Best time to visitAny time of the year, with the roads that lead up to its shores being all seasons dirt roads, though some areas of the park may be less accessible during the rainy seasons of March to June.
Location of Lake Rishateni
Lake Rishateni is located next to the north eastern border of Arusha national park, within walking distance of a farmer's settlement. It is also a short distance south of Big Momella lake and south east of small Momella.
For more information on this location, please see the map below.
How to get thereBy vehicle mostly, with the drive there from Momella gate taking about half an hour, and about an hour and a half from Ngongongare gate. You can use a normal 2 wheel drive to get there, whether it be a private, rental or tours and travels vehicle.
For more information on park fees and permits, please see the TANAPA website.