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Chole Mjini Lodge

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

This resort is not for everyone, but it is a gem. Do extensive research before making your booking. If you decide that it is for you without too many reservations you are probably onto a winner. We had a fantastic time on Chole. Unbelievable tree house with a comfortable bed. Sunsets to die for and in addition we were blessed...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2013

What an amazing this place is! We went with our two children aged 5 and 9 and it was a great destination. The children loved our treehouse (number 3) which had an extra little level for their beds which, although not very high up in the tree, was amongst the mangroves and at high tide and the sea came in...

2Thank Victoria B
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 6 August 2013

We stumbled upon this lodge by chance was by far the highlight of our trip. After a week of safari, we were ready for some relaxing and boy did we get this at Chole! We stayed 5 days and it was a perfect amount! Any shorter would have too fast! We were welcomed by the general manager with coconut water...

3Thank Kristy B
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 21 July 2013

In dire need of some R&R after a busy spring Chole Mjini was our first stop in Tanzania. Having heard the experiences of some friends we decided to stay seven nights which for us was the perfect amount of time as we managed to do all the activities we wanted to do. This lodge is the only resort on the...

4Thank eivindab
Anne d, Owner at Chole Mjini Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and the kind words you have to say about Chole Mjini. It is very rewarding for us when our visitors are satisfied and appreciate the back-to-nature appeal of Chole Mjini. I would just like to take this opportunity to correct a misunderstanding or two. The anecdote about the boomslang is amusing and positive to those...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 May 2013

This place was indeed as great as I'd hope. we visited in late march this year and despite heavy, but wonderfully tropical, rain we had a magical stay. The treehsouses are sublime, huge comfy beds whcih are protected by roofs but open to the air so you get a lovely view and a lovely welcome breeze. They really look after...

3Thank 10Atlas
Athens, Greece
Reviewed 28 April 2013

A wonderful, peaceful lodge, splendid open room harmonized in nature. In that island there is no electricity and that makes it even more fascinating. The shower was a new experience for us very particular and pleasant with a special heating system. For the toilet you need some time to get used to it but considering where the hotel is, is...

2Thank Alexandros D
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 April 2013

I absolutely adored this place. It was so relaxing and to be without all mod cons was really liberating. The treehouse rooms were so comfortable and kept very clean, as were the showers and compost toilets. As a guest we felt part of something but also left very much alone too, so we could do as much or as little...

3Thank janedilworth
Reviewed 27 March 2013

I stayed here a while ago, but still remember it as one of the best places I have ever visited. It was so remote, but totally authentic. The rooms were amazing and the relaxation was the best part. It felt like I was in a far away land. The staff were very friendly and food was simple but nice. Every...

1Thank 6degreesSimone
Reviewed 26 March 2013

You wade into knee-deep water to board your dhow for the kilometre-long crossing to Chole Island. As you near shore, the lodge’s manager (in our case, interim manager Joe) wades in to greet you. You’re escorted to your treehouse, given a brief orientation on the ingenious hot shower system and the long-drop and completely odourless toilet. You climb the stairs...

5Thank Old_Bald_Guy
Miami, FL
Reviewed 21 March 2013

My favorite holiday ever! The staff at the hotel were welcoming, helpful, attentive, eager and kind. Pre breakfast Coffee served in our treehouse! Fresh and delicious food at every single meal! Staff wanted to be sure that we had the best of everything and that we left loving the place as much as they do. They arranged private dining in...

1Thank Di D

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ever aspired to live like the Swiss Family Robinson, delve into The Jungle Book or do you hold a secret desire to be Indiana Jones ......Chole Mjini is a unique eco-lodge in an stunning destination offering secluded tree house accommodation and a complete retreat from the pace of modern life...Live with less, experience more...With no electricity or running water, no radio or TV, no cars or sirens, just the purity of the natural ebb and flow of African island living. For true adventurers who are looking for a tropical island holiday with barefoot luxury - this is the perfect chance to escape. Wake up to bird calls and the haunting call to prayer and as dawn floods your tree house and the light breeze billows your mosquito net enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee, which was winched up to your tree house in a basket. During the day take advantage of one of the largest variety of exciting excursions; from snorkeling, dhow sailing, SCUBA diving, fishing, whale sharks, whales and turtle hatchings to sandbar trips, exploring ruins, walks in the forest and sunset cruises. Or simply take the opportunity to relax, read a book and watch the world go by from your swinging hammock under the shade of a frangipani tree. And, after experiencing our ingenious private outdoor showers, unwind with one of our island cocktails while watching the nightly migration of the native fruit bats. Lit by hurricane lamps and a canopy of stars enjoy either a convivial communal dinner with your fellow guests or a romantic dinner in various authentic locations around the Lodge. Go to sleep with the sounds of the ocean set against the still of the African night and the thoughts of the lazy day to follow. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chole Mjini Lodge

Address: Chole island | P.O Box 20, Mafia Island 0637, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: RM1,904 - RM2,604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chole Mjini Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Treehouse 4 had beautiful views, but you can sometimes hear fisherman on the beach in the morning”
  • Coffee delivery every morning!
  • Another angle of our treehouse (Treehouse 4)
AniaGeee, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“We had treehouse 7, which had views out over the bay and a sundeck and teahouse which were great for birdwatching in the early morning.”
236ClareM, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The baobab tree houses are a unique experience but it's a hard choice between those and the garden suite which also has its own magic :)”
ILOVEPARIS2010, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We loved "Moja" (number 1).”
821julieg, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are only 7 treehouses, all individually located and very private, all tucked sympathetically into the landscape.”
ISAMD2016, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
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