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Shamba Kilole's co-owner Marco is a mine of information about Mafia Island.
He'll take you out on great-value diving and snorkelling trips on his own dhow.
The lodge is on the land of a real shamba (a farm)…
…and is full of quirky features.
The rooms, in individual cottages… 
…are perfectly adequate…
…and have all the necessary furnishings.
They're certainly not fancy…
…but they are well looked after.
The central areas are dominated by a very nice pool…
…and the lounge/dining room…
…and bar.
Meals at Shamba Kilole are a surprisingly strong feature…
…with lots of creative input.
Diving and other activities are good value.
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Shamba Kilole's co-owner Marco is a mine of information about Mafia Island.
Shamba Kilole's co-owner Marco is a mine of information about Mafia Island.
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He'll take you out on great-value diving and snorkelling trips on his own dhow.
He'll take you out on great-value diving and snorkelling trips on his own dhow.
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The lodge is on the land of a real shamba (a farm)…
The lodge is on the land of a real shamba (a farm)…
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…and is full of quirky features.
…and is full of quirky features.
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The rooms, in individual cottages… 
The rooms, in individual cottages… 
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…are perfectly adequate…
…are perfectly adequate…
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…and have all the necessary furnishings.
…and have all the necessary furnishings.
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They're certainly not fancy…
They're certainly not fancy…
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…but they are well looked after.
…but they are well looked after.
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The central areas are dominated by a very nice pool…
The central areas are dominated by a very nice pool…
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…and the lounge/dining room…
…and the lounge/dining room…
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…and bar.
…and bar.
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Meals at Shamba Kilole are a surprisingly strong feature…
Meals at Shamba Kilole are a surprisingly strong feature…
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…with lots of creative input.
…with lots of creative input.
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Diving and other activities are good value.
Diving and other activities are good value.

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