Chole Mjini: Information from the owner
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All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own full report on Chole Mjini, which contains our own observations and views.
- Last updated by Owner
- 16 Dec 2022
Facilities at Chole Mjini
- Property facilities
- 24-hour Security, Bar, Barbeque Facilities, Battery Charging Facilities, Eco Friendly, Laundry Service (Available), Restaurant
- Room facilities
- Balcony / Deck, Detached Private Bathroom, Fan, Laundry Service (Available), Pure Cotton Linen, Safe, Shower
- Activities on site
- Bird Watching, Boating, Fine Dining, Massages, Natural History Tours, Scuba Diving, Snorkeling, Walks (Self Guided)
- Nearby activities
- Beach, Boat Cruises, Deep Sea Fishing, Historical Tours, Kayaking / Paddling, Marine Adventures, Massages, Scuba Diving, Walks (Guided), Whale Watching
Room types at Chole Mjini
Sita, the ground house with multi-levels to create separate spaces: A throne-like built-in king-size bed is on the highest level, three Zanzibari beds on the next level (a few steps down), lounge chairs on the porch, a few steps lower. Shower en-suite.
Mbili has two double beds on two spacious and separate floors, all under one roof. The views (especially from upstairs) are spectacular. Mbili’s baobab is the granddaddy of them all and has its own spirit and personality.
Built high up in the canopy of a huge and ancient baobab (that apparently thinks it’s a mangrove, growing as it does with its roots in the sea), tree house number one is popular because of the views of the sea out to Kinasi Pass.
A tree house with the upstairs 'tea house' design: the 'tea house', a 19th-century Stone Town innovation, is essentially an elevated room that is open to the breezes, allowing for 360-degree views; the sunsets are spectacular from here.
Saba is one of the biggest, easily sleeping two adults and two children. The tea house has fabulous sunset views and delicious breezes, and it has a large sun deck over the beach.
Tano is a ‘tea house’ treehouses, set in the midst of the fig-entwined ruins of what was once a large house built during the 19th-century heyday of Chole. The King bed is mid level with the single up in the tee house with sweeping views delicious breezes
Built on two separate levels, almost like two separate houses joined by a staircase, the main house is on rocks under a Tamarind tree, close to the ground. The stairs go down from there into the second house that is over the beach among the mangroves
Other lodges in Mafia Island
Alternative places to stay in this same area.
Pole Pole is a small, quiet beach lodge on Mafia. It's comfortable, almost luxurious, and has a great range of activities.
Kinasi is a small, personal beach lodge on Mafia Island that has the features of a larger hotel, including a large pool and spa.
Situated just west of Kilondoni, the main town on Mafia, Butiama Beach is a simple beach lodge with friendly managers and a laid back vibe.
Thanda Island is a high-end private island destination that caters to just one group of travellers at a time.
Shamba Kilole is a charming Italian-owned eco-lodge on the coast of Mafia Island, with simple rooms and friendly owner-managers.