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Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
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Butiama Beach
Ranked #1 of 6 Mafia Island B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Boulder, Colorado
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72 reviews 72 reviews
56 hotel reviews
197 helpful votes 197 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 5 days of pure relaxation at Butiama Beach after 17 days of safari. I frankly can’t imagine having ended our Tanzania trip in a more perfect way or at a more perfect destination! I looked at some of the accommodations on the east side of the island in or near Chole Bay. They looked nice, but most seemed... More

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Madrid, Spain
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44 reviews 44 reviews
28 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed in Butiama at the beginning of August for 3 nights. Our banda (number five) was very well-appointed with a comfortable bed, walk-in shower and nice toiletries. It also had a beautiful verandah with partial-sea view. Other guests were luckier than us and had bandas directly facing the sea. Everything was good at Buitiama. Our hostess,... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

it is just perfect after an exhausting but wonderful trip to a safari and overcrowded cities of Tanzania to finally arrive in perfect freedom and nature. The beach is clean and wonderful, the owner (Italian/Tanzanian couple) are wonderful and they always sit with their guests for dinner to make sure everyone is fine. It was just perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Perfect place to stay, very friendly staff, good service, good (italian and sea) food. A true peaceful paradise ! Go swimming, snorkling and diving ! Or just relax on the beach with a book, overlooking the palm trees and wait for the coconut to fall

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Houston, Texas
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

My husband and I traveled to Mafia Island as the final leg in our tour of Tanzania. We chose Mafia because we had heard that it was more relaxed and untouched than Zanzibar, and we wanted full relaxation. Mafia was the right choice, and so was Butiama Beach. Butiama Beach has gorgeous rooms (separate little houses, each with a bedroom,... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Butiama is run by Maura and Moez a charming Italian/tanzanian couple. We couldn't have been better looked after. The cottages in the garden are really comfortable with everything you could ever need, even down to beach baskets and matching beach towels.The beach is clean white sand and so quiet, just a few fishermen to watch bringing in their catch. The... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We arrived with very few expectations and were so pleasantly surprised with the setting, accomadation, staff, food and hospitality. The beach in front of the resort has some great swimming, better than all the other lodges on the island. We dived and fished with the recommended dive centre Bid Blu and only have good things to say. It was really... More

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Gaborone, Botswana
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights as part of a 10 day surprise trip organised by my wonderful husband and what a surprise it was. Upon arrival on a Mafia Island and then traveling along an extremely bumpy dirt road and through a very rustic village I was hedging my bets about the accommodation we would find awaiting us. Well... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I came here after Kilimanjaro, made to the very top and very exciting safari days in Ruaha. My first vist to Tanzania and I wanted to see and experience as much as possible. So after my advenstures I came to Mafia and Butiama to relax, get sun and just enjoy and so i did. Butiama is a friendly lovely place... More

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

To sum up how amazing this place is and why you absolutely must stay there please visit travellercentric.wordpress.com where i have blogged about it! It is the most incredible place in Tanzania! The staff were wonderful, you felt safe, relaxed and they really went out of their way to make sure you had the best stay possible. Food was amazing... More

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Address: Msufini, Kilindoni | PO Box 47, Mafia Island 0202020, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Butiama Beach Hotel Mafia Island

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