Accommodation - Chole Mjini - Mafia Island
LOCATION:  Chole Mjini is a lodge set in the baobab trees on the island of Chole at the Southern tip of Mafia. A small island off a small island off a small island.

ROOMS & DESCRIPTION: Chole Mijini has eight rooms and these are perched in the baobab trees, set amongst the ruins of an early settlement from the days when Chole held a strategic position on the trade route between the mainland town of Kilwa and Zanzibar.

The rooms are simple and very open to the elements as one would expect from a luxury tree house, but the beds are comfortable and each room has beautiful views. Above all each is unique, some with four poster beds others with a hanging bed. The bathrooms are situated on the ground floor with open air and simple with composting toilets and heated hot water for showering.

The food is made from local ingredients, freshly caught fish, locally grown vegetables. The style is simple with a distinct local Swahili flavour and all served in a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Mafia is a very quiet little island but it is worth making a trip to the sleepy capital Kilondoni. It is also fun just to walk around the small island of Chole. Chole Bay is a marine park and there are plenty of wonderful sites for diving and snorkeling. In fact Chole is excellent for both beginner and advanced divers.