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Kinasi Lodge

  • First major lodge on Mafia Island
  • Small luxury lodge for 20 guests
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
  • On-site dive centre
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"One of Tanzania's oldest beach properties, but one that I've always believed struggles due to the quality of the competition."


It was the first major lodge to be built on Mafia Island and is one of the oldest properties in our portfolio.


Kinasi Lodge nestles amongst cashew trees and overlooks Chole Bay and the islands of Chole, Jimondo and Jimani.


It sits on a hillside that runs down to the beach and is built with traditional materials and thatch roofs made out of palms. The rooms are spacious and comfortable with hand-carved furniture, a bathroom and an elevated veranda with a thatch roof to provide some shade.

The dining room and communal lounge are beautifully decorated with East African art, antiques and hand-carved furniture. Although this lodge is pleasant and comfortable, some guests might find it a little dated due to its age.

**Please be aware that the swimming pool here has no depth markings or 'No Diving' signs, so take care before you jump in!**


The beach is fairly modest (as are most beaches on Mafia), however there is a well-equipped on-site dive centre and a watersports cabin where guests can arrange sailing, wind-surfing and kayak hire.

Mafia Island