Pole Pole

Pole Pole

7 thatched bungalows – all can be triples
Traveller's rating
Excellent (93%) From 69 reviews
1 June to 31 March

Pole Pole is a lovely relaxed beach lodge, set amongst coconut palms and overlooking the calm and sheltered Chole Bay in the Mafia Island Marine Park. The phrase 'pole pole' means 'slowly slowly' in Swahili, and certainly says a lot about the atmosphere here. With only seven thatched bungalows, Pole Pole is both intimate and quiet and offers a perfect beach retreat.

Our view of Pole Pole

Pole Pole is a small, quiet and personal beach lodge that manages an excellent balance – between staying in keeping with its surroundings, yet also creating a feeling of comfort and a relaxed, barefoot style. Expert Africa first came across Pole Pole many years ago, and we've visited many times. Since then it has remained a firm favourite with us and our guests, and on our most recent trip it continued to live up to our expectations!

Rooms at Pole Pole

Thatched bungalow

Pole Pole: Traveller ratings

Excellent(93%) From 69 travellers

Latest reviews of trips including Pole Pole

Pole Pole: too pole pole for us!
22-Feb to 14-Mar 14
Good Good
Paradise found
17-Feb to 28-Feb 14
Good Good
Pole Pole review
17-Feb to 28-Feb 14
Excellent Excellent
6 nights at Pole Pole
20-Jan to 31-Jan 14
Excellent Excellent
Great location, a little tired
9-Jan to 23-Jan 14
Good Good
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