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Kinasi Lodge is a boutique hotel on Mafia Island, approximately 100 km south of Dar es Salaam. A short ride across the island from the airport and the main town of Kilindoni, the lodge overlooks Chole Bay in Mafia Island Marine Park. This intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park. The swimming pool is surrounded by verdant gardens with sunbeds and alfresco lunchtime seating on the pool terrace. To add refinement there is a wine cellar with a signature wine list and an outdoor pergola cocktail bar, a spa with expert Thai personnel providing aromatherapy, Thai massage and hydrotherapy and a host of leisure time options for those after-work periods. Everything about this elegant hotel - from design and furnishing to our food & beverage and staff service - is done with a passion for perfection.
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None could compare. Not the attitude, not the gleefully-humored and ever-helpful staff, not the tranquil serenity made ever so soothing by the shaded afternoon breeze, nor the unrelenting and immaculate attention to detail--none could compare.
Your stay at Kinasi will not be opulent but sill...More
Date of stay: November 2018
Response from Peter B, Owner at Kinasi LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for that erudite series of appraisals.....all true in my opinion....we love our Kinasi amd Mafia and my staff are a family in every way...many are related and all are from Mafia Island, of which we are very proud.
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A really secluded, beautiful little resort which looks out over the Indian Ocean. There was a few minor issues resulting from a miscommunication between our travel agents and the lodge, but everything was sorted with minimum hassle.
After staying in lodges on safari around Kenya,...More
A beautiful resort with natural beach and lush green acres of coconut trees. This place is full of intense nature, tranquil and so peaceful. If you are looking for a quiet holiday in an unexploited natural surrounding, this is the place to be! Rooms are...More
Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Peter B, Owner at Kinasi LodgeResponded October 20, 2018
Good Day Inasu,
On behalf on the entire Team at Kinasi we would like to thank you for staying with us and for submitting your kind review.
We are overjoyed to hear you had such an amazing time with us. You have very beautifully painted...More
I went to Mafia Island as a weekend getaway, and was very happy to find the peace of the beautiful Kinasi Lodge. The staff is superfriendly, the Thai massage is amazing, the food nice and fresh, the snorkelling trip fantastic, the rooms great and clean,...More
Very well appointed bungaloes on a secluded beach in the Indian Ocean. Scuba diving and snorkeling available for a nominal fee. In addition, they have a free shuttle to a sand bar for swimming and lounging in the Ocean. Food is very good and the...More
Date of stay: August 2018
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Response from Peter B, Manager at Kinasi LodgeResponded August 21, 2018
On behalf of all Kinasi Lodge staff and management we would like to thank you for the wonderful review.
We are all very glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the...More
we have a 4-night package because the flights back to dar es salaam are all unpressurised and you are in danger of an embolism if you dive the day before. so we suggest 4 nights to allow 2 full days of diving... More
we have a 4-night package because the flights back to dar es salaam are all unpressurised and you are in danger of an embolism if you dive the day before. so we suggest 4 nights to allow 2 full days of diving and a dive on your day of arrival if the tides and your arrival flight work. all diving in the bay is tide-dependent. the diving is extremely varied with turtles, rays and over 460 species of fish and 54 genera of coral. depth is 18-28 m with walls, bommies and coral gardens. check out our kinasilodge website for the PDF download on the dive sites and the 4, 5, 7 and 10 night packages. welcome to mafia !