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Kilole, Kiegani | P.O. Box 29, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We found Shamba Kilole to be a very clean, quiet, friendly, and well-run eco-lodge. The staff strove to make guests feel welcome with good service, well-prepared food, and friendly attitudes. The grounds around the lodge are well-kept and the room we stayed in was very personal and well-appointed. Francesca, Marco, and Daniel (our dive master) met all the guests every... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here 3 nights as part of a longer (38 days) trip through East Africa. This place stands out as one of our favorites. The bungalows are quiet, comfortable, and have several nice touches that you might expect from the two ex-pat Italians that built this place. They have friendly dogs and cats which nice when you are away... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With only six rooms, Shamba Kilole is a small eco lodge. The rooms all stands alone in a large garden, each has its own different interior decoration. Food is nice. The pool is large. Daily activities are planned previous night at 7 pm with nice snacks and drinks around the table with Marco, who is the owner of the lodge... More 

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed a week in this wonderful place wher everything is perfect. People always want to be nice to you, the lodges are perfectly clean, the food is marvellous (fruits and vegetables are coming from the garden of the lodge)!. Everything is managed by a very special and courageous couple Francesca and Marco. If you have any questions concerning the... More 

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Very friendful surrounding with everything cared for atmosphere, with eye for details! We enjoyed and recommend 100%! It is not a typical beach location (due to lack of beach) but very relaxing lodge with option for nice personal trips (eg diving).

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We spent 4 nights here at the end of our honeymoon. The location is fabulous; tucked away right next to the Marine Conservation area. At night, you can hear bush-babies calling to each other. Rooms are individually styled and in keeping with the surroundings. My only complaint was that it was very warm in the room even with the fan...some... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Small, intimate lodge with lovely rooms, amazing food, and great diving. The service was impeccable and friendly, and the owners are around constantly and make you feel like a guest in their home. A warm and tranquil place to stay on Mafia island

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had the most relaxing and confortable vacations we could imagine. Apart from the fact that the lodge lies in a wonderful setting and it is a beautifull accommodation the special something lies with the owners Francesca and Marco. Francesca makes you feel at home from the very first moment. Everything is organised to ease your stay and make you... More 

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Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We had a wonderful, unforgettable, stunning week at Mafia Island thanks to our hosts and owners of Shamba Kilole lodge: Marco and Francesca. You get personal attention from the minute you arrive (no reception, no credit card stuff) just sitting in a couch with Francesca (the perfect hostess) drinking a freshly opened coconut and settle a minimum of paperwork. Francesca... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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252 helpful votes 252 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

No question about it, this is an awesome place to base yourself on your trip to Mafia Island. All aspects of our stay here were fantastic and we will have fond memories to last a lifetime. Located near the village of Utende in the south of the island, within the marine reserve, it is a great spot for diving, snorkeling,... More 

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Address: Kilole, Kiegani | P.O. Box 29, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6

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