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Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

Certificate of Excellence
Kilole, Kiegani | P.O. Box 29, Mafia Island, Tanzania
Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This is a place for people looking for detachment from the pursuit of time and cash. Beautiful location, wonderful views, interesting places in the area to explore, comfortable homes, safely and comfortably and super people around ! Italian cuisine with touches of local African cuisine. Do you like seafood, if yes its the place for you. Its not a place... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The rooms were nice, clean and the management friendly. The attitude of the managers seemed to give the place overall a very friendly atmosphere and those guests who wished could be social. The staff was efficient and the rooms clean. The food was very very good. Marco is an enthusiastic dive master and the diving is wonderful on Mafia. There... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed at Shamba Kilole for 4 nights in January. We really enjoyed the lodge - the spacious chalet, the privacy, the beautiful garden with swimming pool, the BIG bed in our Makonde chalet and THE FOOD (cannelloni with spinach and sesame seeds or plantain banana gnocchi with cinnamon butter sauce - what a delight)! The Lodge is not at... More 

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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have stayed in this very nice lodge for a week. At arrival you get a very warm welcome by Francesca. The rooms are very nice and clean. I have slept like an angel here :-). In the evening everybody joins around 7 PM to have dinner, but first everybody can share their stories from that day with the other... More 

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Linkoping, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

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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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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