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Kinasi Lodge

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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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Shuttle Bus Service
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Room Service
Free Internet
Free Parking
Meeting Rooms
Business Center with Internet Access
Self-Serve Laundry
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Family Rooms
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Mafia Airport7 mi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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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. Welcome back any...More

Reviewed November 5, 2018

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

Date of stay: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

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
Thank Inasu C
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

Reviewed August 29, 2018

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

Date of stay: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018

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

Good Day, 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

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June 16, 2015|
Response from Peter B | Property representative |
good morning 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
June 16, 2015|
Response from Peter B | Property representative |
hope you enjoy the safari....see you soon peter and antonella
Room Tips
"Try to get a room with sea view and a hammock at the deck :)"
Aug 29, 2018
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"All rooms are separate palm-roof thatched buildings with en suite facilities. All have their own unique..."
Feb 12, 2018
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"There is a room on the far left with an ocean view that is really nice. Ask for it."
Feb 10, 2018
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"Rooms placed near the reception area, saves the walk to n fro."
Dec 26, 2016
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$319 - $350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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TanzaniaPwani RegionMafia IslandUtende
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