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Lake Duluti (3233647)


CWAC status
Authority TAWIRI
Management status Forest Reserve / Private farmland
Conservation status Not protected
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Lake Duluti is a small crater lake in eastern Arush, located in Tengeru village and is formed inside a volcanic crater and has water throughout the year, mainly from groundwater and seasonal rainfall. It is just a 20-minute drive away from Arusha. The crater is a subsidiary vent to Mount Meru (4566m) that towers over the lake.
The Lake have walls of the crater estimated up to 200m high, this walls are mostly covered with a thick forest.
The depth of the lake is unconfirmed, but locals estimate it at around 700m deep. The water from the lake is used in the surrounding areas and rumour has it that the city of Arusha was planning to utilise the water from the lake to supply the whole city.
Lake Duluti has thick forests which are home to many reptiles as it provides a suitable environment for hunting and nesting. The lake itself also provides the perfect habitat for water birds and Duluti is claimed to have up to 130 different species.

SppCommon nameTaxonomic nameMinAvgMaxIBASubregional
50Cormorant, ReedPhalacrocorax africanus4545.0045   
47Cormorant, White-breastedPhalacrocorax carbo6868.0068   
72Hamerkop, HamerkopScopus umbretta22.002   
55Heron, Black-headedArdea melanocephala11.001   
84Ibis, HadedaBostrychia hagedash66.006   
80Stork, WhiteCiconia ciconia44.004   
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