Mafia Island Accommodation

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Accommodation in Mafia Island

Lua Cheia Beach

Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

African-Bali style with wooden floors in the bar and restaurant, antique and dhow-wood furniture, and soft sand under the tent floors all...
African-Bali style with wooden floors in the bar and restaurant, antique and dhow-wood furniture, and soft sand under the tent floors all conspire to give the 'barefoot' experience at this beach camp that guests seek to enjoy.

There are six large tents under thatched “bandas' with verandahs leading directly onto the private beach. The tents are spaced to take advantage of the sea breezes during the hot season, as well as the marvelous sunsets.

The proprietors have worked hard to keep the site as simple and undisturbed as possible while still providing all the necessary comforts. Each tent is equipped with a complete bathroom with solar showers. Energy for the tents is provided by solar panels and wind generation, allowing the beach camp to supply guests with 24 hour electricity without the need of a generator. The lights and ceiling fans are also energy efficient.

All the water from the showers and sinks support the constructed wetlands, providing controlled nutrition to a variety of plants. The toilets are low-flush, reducing water usage with the resulting waste being filtered into composting units, eliminating the need for septic tanks.

The stunning feature of the location is the nearly 3 km of private beach stretching in both directions. The sand is white and pure, and one can always swim despite tidal changes.

Situated on Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, the complete isolation from any other tourist facility or commercial activity of any kind offers guests solitude, nature, and complete relaxation.
from R29000

Kinasi Lodge

Sleeps 42 in 14 rooms

Kinasi is a small, private lodge that offers the highest standard of accommodation, cuisine and personalised service in a relaxed and...
Kinasi is a small, private lodge that offers the highest standard of accommodation, cuisine and personalised service in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The fourteen guest rooms are landscaped into an old coconut and cashew plantation and overlook Chole Bay from a hillside on the south-east coast of Mafia, a perfect setting for sailing, swimming, diving, snorkeling and doing nothing. Kinasi is an exotic home for its owners, so every feature from furniture design to fabrics, cuisine and activities for guests are based on one goal - to provide refinement and excellence in hospitality. The large stand-alone cottages have been designed for through-ventilation and coolness in all Seasons. The guest rooms and public areas are beautifully appointed. A complete refurbishment has resulted in our unique 'Shirazi Style:' created with antiques, designer furniture and exotic fabrics in a historic blend of Indian Ocean influences. All the rooms have king size beds with walk in mosquito nets. Each has an en-suite bathroom and covered verandah furnished with hammock, chairs and table, hanging space and shelves, desk and chair, bedside lights and reading lights and fans and everything you need.

Everything is taken care of with thought and experience and constant attention to details. Kinasi stands alone on the coast of Tanzania for its standards, facilities and consistency. A staff of 56 takes care of just 30 guests on a personal basis. Nothing has been left to chance. Every visitor will understand why some of our guests return again and again despite the many outstanding properties in the Indian Ocean. We are proud of a reputation that has been established by a local team of staff. This is your home and we make sure you know it and feel it.

An alfresco restaurant, pool bar and grill, a specialized cocktail bar, and cellar with over 1 500 bottles of fine wines all ensure that your palate is not ignored. Seafood barbecues and Swahili buffets provide the flavors of the Indian Ocean with a flair for originality that is exclusive to our chefs. You will find our menus and recipes nowhere else. Each day we individually arrange activities for our guests: Water Sports, picnic excursions by boat or road, cultural tours to villages and historic sites, nature walks and bird watching. Take to the tracks on the island with our mountain bikes...whatever you like. Relax on the beach doing absolutely nothing. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, board and outdoor games, an antique billiard - pool table, satellite television and video, slide shows in the evening an excellent library and music center.
from R3268
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Ras Mbisi Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Stay 4 nights for 3   Ras Mbisi is a small private beach meets bush lodge set on 8 kilometers of deserted beach.

Here we take the idea of barefoot...
Ras Mbisi is a small private beach meets bush lodge set on 8 kilometers of deserted beach.

Here we take the idea of barefoot luxury seriously, and in an informal atmosphere our aim is provide a piece of island paradise for you to unwind and relax in.

Limited mobile phone and no internet access, means you totally get away from the outside world. If you are looking for a sanitised world with shops and entertainment then this is absolutely not for you.

Fresh locally grown food and friendly service, is the aim of the game, with the cuisine at Ras Mbisi a mix of traditional Swahili enhanced with international flavours, fresh fish and seafood.

We offer sunset cruises to help you unwind, and excursions so that you can experience all that a Mafia Island holiday has to offer. Visits to Chole Island, Chungaruma lakes and the Mlola Forest are well worth the visit, as are outings to Kilindoni, Ras Kisimani or the Marine Park in the Chole Bay area.

For the more adventurous, we can organise fishing trips, and trips to nearby islands and reefs where you can snorkel from our locally built dhow.

Come and put your feet up and let us look after you.
from R4221

Pole Pole

Sleeps 28 in 7 rooms

Pole Pole is located in the Chole Bay area, near Utende village on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park. It lies on the...
Pole Pole is located in the Chole Bay area, near Utende village on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park. It lies on the beach, within a tropical garden, overlooking a spectacular view of the Mafia Archipelago and the Indian Ocean.

Set among the coconut palms overlooking the bay, accommodation consists of seven luxury bungalows that are elegant, spacious and beautifully furnished.

Our cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary traditions and cultures, with an Italian touch of class. Swahili dinners are served once a week, or upon request. The resort caters for special dietary requirements whenever possible. Most of the food we serve is organically grown and bought on the island to help fishermen and farmers benefit from tourism development.

A selection of alcoholic beverages, wines, beers, juices and cold drinks are always available at the bar. The bar remains open until all guests have retired.

Our library is well-stocked with books, magazines and articles about nature, archeology, history, anthropology, wildlife, underwater life and diving. Playing cards and board games is also available.

Set apart in the sunniest stretch of Pole Pole and surrounded by gently swaying palm trees, our swimming pool is shaped by a series of circles and set in a beautiful locally-sourced coconut wood deck.
from R6808

Meremeta Lodge

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Meremeta Lodge is located on the outskirts of the local village Utende, just a couple of hundred metres outside the marine park entrance,...
Meremeta Lodge is located on the outskirts of the local village Utende, just a couple of hundred metres outside the marine park entrance, on Mafia Island, Tanzania. It is only a few minutes ride, on one of Meremetas mountain bikes, to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the whole of Mafia.

If you are looking for clean and comfortable, spacious rooms with western-style en-suites, based in a cosy tropical island feel, with a friendly local village atmosphere, then Meremeta Lodge is the place to be.

Meremeta Lodge is also the hub of many local business activities. The lodge is set on a beautiful piece of land, surrounded by coconut palms, various fruit and vegetable trees and plantations, and a variety of farm animals, that get used, not only to supply you with freshest of produce for your meals, but we also supply most of the other resorts and businesses in the area as well.

Meremeta is also the local petrol station, so it is always easy to obtain some form of transport.
Mafia Island is one of those places of adventure, discovery and tranquillity that a lot of other paradises in the world used to be, before too many of the wrong influences got involved in their exploitation.

Meremeta Lodge is locally owned and run, with western influences, guiding the necessity for guests comfort and enjoyment. So if you are looking for some great diving, snorkelling, site-seeing, fishing, hiking, or just relaxation, we can organise it for you, or just show you the way. And we believe that by the end of your stay, your word of mouth will be our best advertisement.
from R1089

Butiama Beach Lodge

Sleeps 20 in 10 rooms

Butiama Beach Lodge is set on a tropical palm grove and has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the morning sun...
Butiama Beach Lodge is set on a tropical palm grove and has everything you need to unwind, let go, and be yourself. Watch the morning sun glint on the turquoise surface of the Indian Ocean from your Bungalow as whalesharks come to rest and feed.

Take one of our kayaks and explore our beachfront, or go further afield. Mafia has some of the world’s richest reefs, as well as being a meeting place for various turtle species and many oceanic fish. Discover the native trees, animals and birdlife, take excursions to experience local village life, watch skilled craftsmen at work, or go sailing in a traditional dhow to nearby islands, sand banks, or other beaches. Take our Land Rovers to the north of the island, and explore Mafia’s miles and miles of secluded pristine beaches. When you have finished exploring the island, you can have a relaxing massage to unwind before settling down to watch the sunset.

Start the day with a full breakfast of muffins, pancakes, cereals, yoghurt, fruit, bacon and eggs. At lunchtime choose from an array of tempting light dishes. Refuel, replenish and revive yourself at our lovely wave-lapped beach bar and restaurant, Chiringuito. Tea, coffee, and herbal infusions are always available to perk you up at any time. In the evening, come and join us for a full three course dinner, the perfect way to end your day.
from R4085

Mafia Island Lodge

Sleeps 72 in 34 rooms

The Mafia Island Lodge is set amid tall palm trees on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village and...
The Mafia Island Lodge is set amid tall palm trees on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village and on the south coast of Mafia Island.

There are 34 guest rooms available; of which 14 are Superior Rooms, 18 are Standard Rooms and two are Family Rooms. All the rooms have air-conditioning and private verandas overlooking the bay, surrounded by coconut palms.

The main lodge has a relaxing atmosphere with a restaurant, a bar, a gift shop, and a lounge area with board games and a Ping-Pong table. Our beach bar offers light lunches and is complemented by a fully stocked bar. The cuisine is continental with an emphasis on seafood, offering intimate candlelit dinners on request.

The warm and colourful waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding the island provide an ideal location for many sea activities; of which include snorkelling, scuba diving and sailing to name but a few.
from R2723

Chole Mjini Lodge

Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

Chole Mjini Lodge offers a memorable escape away from modern convenience and stress. Tucked away on Chole Island in the Zanzibar...
Chole Mjini Lodge offers a memorable escape away from modern convenience and stress. Tucked away on Chole Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, it is the ideal choice for couples or families hoping to reignite their love for nature while still enjoying a tranquil island getaway.

The lodge has six beautiful treehouses, their elevated design giving guests breathtaking views of the clear blue ocean and the lush tropical garden. There is also a ground-floor unit located right on the beach. This too offers stunning vistas and a first-hand view of the fisherman culture of the island.

The interior of the treehouses and unit combine a Zanzibari-inspired design with natural wood and thatch, ensuring that guests truly feel part of nature during their stay. Wake up to the sounds of birds chattering in the Baobab trees, or just take a minute smell the clear ocean air before starting your day.

Tide-dependant excursions are planned every day to allow guests to truly experience the diversity of marine and aquatic life indigenous to this area. Enjoy snorkelling, swimming and whale watching during your stay. Guests hoping to stay in will not be disappointed by the variety of reading books available.

After a day of adventure and relaxation, enjoy a meal underneath the stars while listening to the sounds of nocturnal nature stirring all around you. The lodge has no electricity or running water, ensuring a true breakaway from the modern world. Fall asleep to the sound of waves lapping against the shore before once again experiencing a fun-filled day on this beautiful island.
from R6808

Didimiza Guest House

Sleeps 16 in 8 rooms

Didimiza Guest House is located in one of Africa’s most beautiful Marine National Parks at the Southeast part of Mafia Island. Here guest...
Didimiza Guest House is located in one of Africa’s most beautiful Marine National Parks at the Southeast part of Mafia Island. Here guest will find comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation in cosy bungalows.

There are a total of eight bungalows with either one or two beds, each sleeping two people. All the bungalows have private en-suite western bathrooms, mosquito netting over the beds and ceiling fans. A small patio with seating offers a peaceful spot to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings.

The lodge is separated from the Indian Ocean only by a few Mangrove Trees and is 100 m to the quiet beach at Westside. This large island is not crowded by tourists, and will guarantee long stretches of white sandy beaches lined with palm trees, leading into the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
from R681
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    Accommodation near Mafia Island

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    Kipepeo Beach Village is situated just behind Kipepeo Beach and is an ideal place to relax and...
    Kipepeo Beach Village is situated just behind Kipepeo Beach and is an ideal place to relax and enjoy nature. Its close proximity to town makes it the perfect place to recharge after a tough day in the hot and humid city nearby.
    from R885
    Sleeps 29 in 21 rooms

    119.30km from Mafia Island

    This Dar es Salaam beach hotel is located on the prestigious side of South Beach Kigamboni,...
    This Dar es Salaam beach hotel is located on the prestigious side of South Beach Kigamboni, providing guests with the perfect getaway from the city and an unforgettable experience.
    from R1634
    Sleeps 108 in 36 rooms

    118.92km from Mafia Island

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    Chawaba Camping Village is located in the premises of the South Beach Resort in Dar es Salaam. The...
    Chawaba Camping Village is located in the premises of the South Beach Resort in Dar es Salaam. The village is surrounded by luscious greenery and guests have access to the South Beach Resort facilities.
    from R681
    Sleeps 18 in 9 rooms

    118.92km from Mafia Island

    Changani Beach Cottages is a beach resort located 28 km south from the port ferry in Dar es Salaam,...
    Changani Beach Cottages is a beach resort located 28 km south from the port ferry in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Situated on unspoilt coastline stretching the Indian Ocean, Changani offers unrivalled African beauty with first-class accommodation.
    from R3404
    Sleeps 22 in 3 rooms

    122.09km from Mafia Island

    Fanjove Private Island is set in a wonderful uncontaminated tropical island, and is a tourist...
    Fanjove Private Island is set in a wonderful uncontaminated tropical island, and is a tourist destination still unexplored.
    from R10620
    Sleeps 12 in 6 rooms

    82.95km from Mafia Island

    Siri Yetu Villas

    from R2437
    Welcome to Siriyetu Villas. Siriyetu means ‘out secret’ in Swahili and this unique property offers...
    Welcome to Siriyetu Villas. Siriyetu means ‘out secret’ in Swahili and this unique property offers two self-catering holiday villas, ideally located on the beautiful Kasa Beach 38 km south of the Dar/Kigamboni Ferry. You are just far enough from the city to enjoy a secluded, safe and clean beach, and yet close enough to be easily accessible from Dar es Salaam.
    from R2437
    Sleeps 12 in 2 rooms

    95.74km from Mafia Island

    Imagine wandering from your self-contained bungalow, through lush tropical gardens to 2.5 km's of...
    Imagine wandering from your self-contained bungalow, through lush tropical gardens to 2.5 km's of unspoiled beach.
    from R3948
    Sleeps 25 in 6 rooms

    95.45km from Mafia Island

    Kasa Beach Hideaway

    from R2995
    Kasa is a year-round paradise, consisting of 77-acres of tropical land, a lagoon and beach that...
    Kasa is a year-round paradise, consisting of 77-acres of tropical land, a lagoon and beach that meets the clear blue Indian Ocean. To complete the picture we have built a small beach lodge with bar, restaurant and lovely bungalows.
    from R2995
    Sleeps 25 in 5 rooms

    95.98km from Mafia Island

    Situated along the warm coast of Dar es Salaam, Kijiji Beach Resort offers a tropical escape away...
    Situated along the warm coast of Dar es Salaam, Kijiji Beach Resort offers a tropical escape away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
    from R817
    Sleeps 32 in 16 rooms

    121.21km from Mafia Island

    Chole Mjini Lodge

    from R6808
    Chole Mjini Lodge offers a memorable escape away from modern convenience and stress. Tucked away...
    Chole Mjini Lodge offers a memorable escape away from modern convenience and stress. Tucked away on Chole Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, it is the ideal choice for couples or families hoping to reignite their love for nature while still enjoying a tranquil island getaway.
    from R6808
    Sleeps 19 in 7 rooms

    13.76km from Mafia Island

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