The Mafia Island Lodge is on Mafia Island, the southern most of three islands,Pemba and Unguja (together they are reffered to asZanzibar) being the other two.

The Island is 25kms from the mainland and 130kms from Dar es Salaam, it is reachable by light aircraft in 35 minutes or 45 minutes from Zanzibar and the Selous Game Reserve.

The Mafia Island Lodge nestles among tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia.

Accommodation comprises of 14 Superior rooms, 18 Standard rooms and 2 Family rooms, each with a veranda overlooking the bay.

Mafia Island Lodge rooms are all self-contained with air conditioning.


– Twin and double beds are available.
– 2 family rooms with a living room.
– Hot and cold water is available 24 hours a day.
– A main lodge with a relaxing atmosphere
– A large open restaurant:
– A bar and lounge area.
– Board games, table tennis and volleyball are available.
– A gift shop
– Laundry service
– Excursions, snorkeling, sailing and scuba diving.


CHOLE ISLAND is the oldest, still inhabited settlement in the archipelago, with the ruins of an old Arab fort used by the Germans during the World War.

I. The island is covered by varied lush vegetation. A key attraction on the island are a number of trees containing colonies of Comoro bats, a protected species of fruit eating “flying foxes”.

MAWENI, which offers excellent snorkeling opportunities Coral rocks emerging from the bay surrounded by an extremely interesting reef which can be reached even by less expert swimmers.

JUANI ISLAND – KUA RUINS: One of the largest and most untouched islands in the archipelago, the ruins of the ancient city of Kua. The island’s fauna is quite unusual and includes wild pigs, monkeys and small antelopes (blue duiker). Turtle hatchings can be seen on the East coast of Juani.

MARIMBANI SAND BANK is a strip of dazzling white sand which appears during low tide, surrounded by crystal-clear water.

Remarks: RATES
Rates are based on half board accommodation and are inclusive of taxes but net of holiday supplements.

Available on request.

Reservations that are canceled, reduced in length of stay or reduced in numbers are subject to cancellation and no show charges.

NOTE: Prices and availability are subject to revision without prior notice owing to currency, tax, levy and seasonal fluctuations.


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