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Chole island P.O Box 20, Mafia Island 0637 Tanzania See on map
AMENITIES
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Housekeeping
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Chole Mjini is exactly how tourism ought be to done. A charitable partnership with the adjoining village, quirky and awe inspiring accommodation, great food, very kind and friendly local staff, a mix of excursions available to keep the whole family happy and the opportunity to...More

Thank Victoria T
Response from Anne d, Owner at Chole Mjini LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us here at the Chole Mjini treehouses. It was a great pleasure seeing your children enjoying island life and treehouse living. I am glad that you found time to relax as well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Chole Mjini is truly an incredible place, staying in the tree houses are like being in a childhood dream. The setting is beautiful, and the staff are all extremely friendly and helpful. I couldn't have enjoyed myself more during my stay. I have returned home...More

Thank Tom P
Response from Anne d, Owner at Chole Mjini LodgeResponded 1 week ago

We are always sad when you get on that boat and cross the water back to that other world. It has been a pleasure getting to know you at Chole Mjini and I do hope you find a way to come back soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2018

Its out of this world experience.A lot to see especially when in Mafia the rooms are perfect for a quick gateway and white sandy beach you would love to work and beach are beautiful and the people are very friendlyMore

1  Thank Simon M
Response from TanzaniandeVil, Owner at Chole Mjini LodgeResponded 15 July 2018

Dear Simon, Thank you for taking the time to review us. I'm very happy that you loved our hideaway in the trees. Your comment about white sandy beach reminded me that Chole Mjini is not for everyone. The secret to happiness my father said is...More

Reviewed 4 February 2018

Where to start with Chole Mjini.. We stayed here for 3 nights from the 24th to the 27th of December, 4 people, my parents in their own treetop house and my brother and I in our own. Describing Chole Mjini can sometimes be easier be...More

Thank Alfred M
Reviewed 30 January 2018

What an incredible experience we had at Chole Mjini. My husband and I currently live in Dar Es Salaam and with our two children visiting we wanted to do something special for the weekend. We were picked up at the airport, the boat was waiting...More

1  Thank Anne Aabrekk K
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Description
Ever aspired to live like the Swiss Family Robinson, delve into The Jungle Book or do you hold a secret desire to be Indiana Jones ......Chole Mjini is a unique eco-lodge in an stunning destination offering ...More secluded tree house accommodation and a complete retreat from the pace of modern life...Live with less, experience more...With no electricity or running water, no radio or TV, no cars or sirens, just the purity of the natural ebb and flow of African island living. For true adventurers who are looking for a tropical island holiday with barefoot luxury - this is the perfect chance to escape. Wake up to bird calls and the haunting call to prayer and as dawn floods your tree house and the light breeze billows your mosquito net enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee, which was winched up to your tree house in a basket. During the day take advantage of one of the largest variety of exciting excursions; from snorkeling, dhow sailing, SCUBA diving, fishing, whale sharks, whales and turtle hatchings to sandbar trips, exploring ruins, walks in the forest and sunset cruises. Or simply take the opportunity to relax, read a book and watch the world go by from your swinging hammock under the shade of a frangipani tree. And, after experiencing our ingenious private outdoor showers, unwind with one of our island cocktails while watching the nightly migration of the native fruit bats. Lit by hurricane lamps and a canopy of stars enjoy either a convivial communal dinner with your fellow guests or a romantic dinner in various authentic locations around the Lodge. Go to sleep with the sounds of the ocean set against the still of the African night and the thoughts of the lazy day to follow. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Laundry Service
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room types
Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$274 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chole Mjini Hotel Mafia Island
Location
Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Hotel class
Room types
Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$274 - US$630 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Chole Mjini Hotel Mafia Island
Location
Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
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Vasdoc
26 September 2016|
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Response from TanzaniandeVil | Property representative |
If you have requested an airport transfer our driver will meet you and take you across Mafia Island (15km) to our waiting boat for transfer (1km) to Chole Island. You enbark on the beach and you will get wet to about your... More
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richarda710
13 August 2016|
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Response from TanzaniandeVil | Property representative |
Dear Richard, Thanks for your enquiry. We do cater for family groups and Christmas 2017 is still wide open. Our rates are unchanged for next season. If you write to my directly I can send you our rates and also answer any... More
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Room Tips
"We stayed in a two story one that was absolutely brilliant. Would highly recommend"
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"We had a chance to see many treehouses, they are all unique and they all have great things about them."
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"Treehouse 4 had beautiful views, but you can sometimes hear fisherman on the beach in the morning"
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"We had treehouse 7, which had views out over the bay and a sundeck and teahouse which were great for..."
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