Chole Mjini

It's time to live your castaway fantasy

Set sail for its mangrove-lined shores, and as the first treehouses hove into view, the last vestiges of the 21st century recede: no roads, no cars, no electricity… Just a star-spangled sky, flickering candles, superb food, great company, and the timeless luxuries of space, immersion in nature, privacy, and utter peace.

 

Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel, and it isn’t. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to a specific kind of person; one who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses, rather than the predictable comforts of room service and air conditioning. With tide-dependent excursions planned every day, Chole Mjini offers more than just diving to enchant guests of all ages and inclinations.

Highlights & Activities

Treehouses
Choose the treehouse that speaks to you, and live your castaway fantasy.
Chole Mjini
Chole Mjini
Sail a traditional Dhow into the sunset
The boats of Chole Mjini are local mashuas that have all been built locally. Try your hand at the tiller under the supervision of your captain for a relaxing sail to conclude a day at the sea.
Swimming with Whale Sharks
Experience an intimate encounter with these majestic beasts on a swim unlike any other.
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Chole Mjini
Visit the Master Craftsmen boatbuilders of Chole
Visit Chole Village and gain firsthand insight into the longstanding local craft of building Mashuas or Dhow boats, the traditional seafaring boats of the region.
Get castaway on your own private sandbar
Appearing every day for about six hours around low tide, and accessed only by boat, “Funguni” sand bank is a dazzling strip of white sand, approximately 600-700m long. The sandbar is ideal for critter hunting, lazing in the sun, flying a kite or exercising.
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Regenerative Impact

The Chole Mjini Treehouse Lodge is a multi-awarded eco-tourism destination, and for good reason. It engages the local community, supports wildlife conservation and minimizes negative impacts on the environment

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Resort Location

Chole Mjini

Hotel Address

Mafia Island, Tanzania

Closest Airport

Dar Es Salaam

Travel Time From Airport

30 min flight to Mafia Island + boat ride

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