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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Sleeping in a tree house with an ocean view without a glas window to spoil the full sensation (you can close a curtain if the moon is too bright for you), is a fantastic way to experience nature on this island. Of course we came to swim with the whale sharks, but the snorkling, diving & sailing offer so many...

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Miami, FL
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Dreamy treehouses in ancient baobabs in a tropical setting. This property has an incredibly creative design in the layout and materials. And each treehouse is set in a private setting. The staff at this property are so warm and friendly and eager to make your holiday perfect. We stayed 6 nights, and wish we would have stayed longer. Sailing, diving,...

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Simsbury, Connecticut
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My mom and I stayed at Chole Mjini Lodge for 5 nights, and it was a truly amazing experience. We loved our treehouse, and spent hours just relaxing on the hammock reading and napping. Jean and Anne were very helpful hosts, and we really enjoyed our dinners with them! We went to see the whale sharks twice during our stay...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 January 2017

What a wonderful way to bring in the new year but with our stay at Chole Mjini. This unique lodge, set in beautiful Tanzania just off the coast of Mafia Island is a once in a lifetime experience. The tree houses were incredible and Jean and Anne create a marvelous experience for their guests. Rustic luxury with very good food...

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My husband and I stayed at Chole Mjini in early November – it was the last stop of our honeymoon in beautiful Tanzania. We could not have imagined staying anywhere else after our three night visit (you need AT LEAST three nights here!). From the initial tour of the location (amongst the ruins with many baobab trees) to our first...

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

My husband and I are so happy that we visited Anne and Jean at Chole Mjini Lodge for 5 sublime days and nights at the end of a stunning safari trip in Selous and Ruaha. Chole Mjini Lodge is truly unforgettable, from the moment you step off the shore at Mafia Island and into the dhow boat that takes you...

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Winwick, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our family of four spent four nights here at the end of a safari and diving holiday. I had done a lot of reading before hand, so thought I knew what to expect. The reality of living in this beautiful environment is hard to imagine, and so the experience was so much more than I expected. We loved every detail,...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Our family of 8 absolutely loved our stay at Chole Mjini! The treehouses are simply magical, and are built among ancient ruins and baobab trees. You immediately want to remove your shoes and put up your feet on your deck, overlooking the mangrove forests. Underneath the stars, you dine family style with other guests and hear from the delightful owners...

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Rockville, Maryland
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went alone for a self-organized retreat and it was more than what I expected. Natural beauty was there, the chance to interact with people was there, good fresh food was there, historical and cultural experiences were there, clean well kept facilities and grounds were there, turtle hatching was there, and most importantly lovely hosts and staff was there. I...

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London
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Absolutely 5*'s all around. Incredible location - such a unique experience that can not be found anywhere else. You live in sync with nature, in luxury surroundings. The tree houses are built within the beautiful, ancient African baobab trees and the garden suite is nicer than any suite in any 5* hotel! The song of red eyed doves that wake...

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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: ₹ 19,759 - ₹ 40,527 (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!
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 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles 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 :)”
 of 5 bubbles ILOVEPARIS2010, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We loved "Moja" (number 1).”
 of 5 bubbles 821julieg, 24 Jan 2016 | Read review
“There are only 7 treehouses, all individually located and very private, all tucked sympathetically into the landscape.”
 of 5 bubbles ISAMD2016, 5 Jan 2016 | Read review
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