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Vaasa, Finland
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We stayed four days in Chole Foxes Lodge in the end of December. This was our second time in Mafia island. Everything in the lodge worked very well and we enjoyed our stay there a lot. The locally owned lodge is located on the south end of the Chole island with a sea view to west. The beach of the...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 December 2016

If you prefer to avoid the crowds and noisy cities, and don't require a five-star hotel, consider Chole Foxes. You might be the only tourists on this small island that has no motor vehicles, and limited solar power, but you won't lack for great food and service. Upon arrival at Mafia airport we met Hassan (Chole Foxes manager) who accompanied...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Dr Mudy and his lovely wife are rebuilding the business, a small collection of bungalows looking out over the sea to Mafia. It is a great place to enjoy simplicity, peace, beautiful night skies and a very unspoiled Tanzanian village. The food is local (highly recommend the prawn curry or the deep sea fish fried in local spices) and all...

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1Thank Ruth C
Austria
Reviewed 25 January 2015

My one week stay at Chole Foxes Lodge was awesome! It felt like home from the first second. The island is very quiet, the people welcoming and friendly. Be aware that there is only limited solar power, the accommodation is basic but clean and cosy. Food is delicious, directly from the sea. Diving and swimming is right at the doorstep,...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 20 April 2014

This very remote resort is like no where else I've been. The lodging is basic -- no electricity (some small lights in the rooms), no showers (bucket showers are set up for your use in rooms), no AC, and no doors on bathrooms in the room. There is an option to have full, half, or no board. I highly recommend...

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2Thank K M
Kampala
Reviewed 9 January 2014

Its a real hide away - located on the west side of Chole Island. Sunsets framed by Mangroves, the large Coconut trees in the background, stars on a clear sky you would never figure that they exist. Chole Foxes Lodge is well organized and linked with other local service providers, which makes it easy to engage in any of the...

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Kaufbeuren, Germany
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We were surprised by this lovely very affordable place on Chole Island - a restful place, millions of stars, fireflies and bats to see at night, very friendly service, including organized trips (snorkling, swimming with whale sharks, sailing with the local dhau), endless hours of playing the local game BAO and delicious food! Compared to many other places that we...

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1Thank 1983Dani_B
wiltshire
Reviewed 9 September 2013

My friend Jordan and I spent 4 lovely days here in Aug. We loved the fact that you walk across the very small (and flat)island of Chole to get to the lodge, the walk takes you through the village and homesteads with all the locals being very friendly, we even saw the flying fox bats in the trees so you...

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Jablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Excellent food, perfect and very calm location. No hotels in this area, it's totally natural. Staff was very helpful and kind. They also offer very beatiful trips. Recommend snorkeling and diving and lunch in sandbank. Equipment of the rooms was practical, enough for africa travellers :) Very helpful man was Dr.Mudy.

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Zagreb, Croatia
Reviewed 26 April 2013

peaceful island, nice and friendly people, helpful staff.....what is lacking in facilities, more than that makes it up with charm. nevertheless, it is tidy and clean. we had personal treatment as we were only guests at the time and in times we had feeling that we were alone on the island. great thing is walking around island when tide is...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Chole Foxes Lodge. 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. All our rooms are self contained, with twin beds,showers and toilet. Situated on an unmodified beach, nestled amongst the mangroves, this is a fabulous place to relax and watch the sun set over neighbouring Mafia Island. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chole Foxes Lodge

Address: Mafia Island, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: ₹ 2,358 - ₹ 4,782 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“there's only two rooms directly by the sea :)”
  • beautiful sunsets every evening
 of 5 bubbles Travelmon448, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“no AC and no fans - so take a room that is behind a tree - at least the breeze keeps the rooms cool enough to sleep.”
 of 5 bubbles 1983Dani_B, 6 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The little cottage is really sweet but very hot at night. You'll get a better night's sleep in the rooms by the sea.”
 of 5 bubbles RosieT666, 22 Apr 2013 | Read review
“All rooms from the beach front always good view but its large and spacious”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM434, 1 Feb 2013 | Read review
“choose rooms facing the sea - not because of views, but they are bigger and better ventilated.”
 of 5 bubbles Elizarov, 22 Jan 2013 | Read review
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