Kinasi Lodge

  • First major lodge on Mafia Island
  • Small luxury lodge for 20 guests
  • Spacious and comfortable rooms
  • On-site dive centre
When To Visit Mafia Island:

Kinasi Lodge is one of the oldest lodges on the island with a loyal following of guests and extremely knowledgeable diving guides.

OVERVIEW:

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

ACCESS & LOCATION: 

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

ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT KINASI LODGE: 

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.

ACTIVITIES AT KINASI LODGE: 

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.

"One of Tanzania's oldest beach properties but one that I've always believed struggles due to the quality of the competition."

Mafia Island