Situated on the beautiful island of Chole, this is the only place in the Mafia Island Marine Park where you can enjoy a relaxing holiday at a reasonable price.
Our lodge is situated on unmodified mangrove beach, nestled amongst the mangroves, this is a fabulous place to relax and watch the sun set over neighboring Mafia Island. The natural break in the mangroves provides direct access to a secluded beach, from which it is possible to enjoy a cooling dip at high tide.
Infused with the laid-back, exotic yet ultimately natural spirit of Mafia island, this is the place to relax and enjoy all that this extraordinary part of the world has to offer.
The hotel is situated in a glorious natural paradise, and our vision is for nature and the hotel to coexist harmoniously so that guests can enjoy the beauty of the natural surroundings without forsaking creature comforts. An Eco-sensitive.
Mafia and the surrounding islands are important nesting sitesfor green and hawksbill turtles, while leatherback, olive ridley andloggerheads also occur in Mafia waters. The on-going protection programme recorded over150 nesting sites in 2002. Trips to see the turtles hatching can be organised during the hatching season, usually between June - August.
Fishing is offered outside of the Marine park and can be done from a traditional Dhow.
Visit the main village of Mafia and it’s bustling market or simply relax in our welcoming communal dining area while watching the sun set over nearby Mafia Island.
We also have a tourist information office should you wish to arrange trips to other areas of the Mafia Archipelago.
We consider our visitor season starting in June and running through to the following March; the relevant climatic features can be described as follows:
June Cool and dry July Cool but windy August- October Cool, dry season with pleasant temperatures and excellent weather November Short rains, but often unreliable running into December December-March Hot season, mainly dry with showers and increasing humidity April-May Long rains, very wet with heavy downpours lasting all day.
Temperatures are mild, even when we speak of the “hot” season, as the temperature in Mafia rarely exceeds 30°C. It is the humidity level that often causes visitors to feel they are hot, especially when the breeze drops and it is very calm.