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Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the Airport we were picked up by very friendly and well educated staff. After a short ride we arrived Shamba Kilole Lodge. Walking along a path, we were curious about what we would get. WOW - everything was like perfect; The PADI equipment and trainers, the beautiful aesthetic and comfortable rooms, delicious food and superior trained staff. Not... More 

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We just got back from Shamba Kilole and we're already missing the peaceful surrounding. We stayed in Shamba Kilole for four days, to relax after our safari trip. Planned to do absolutely nothing but relaxing, but with Marco’s enthusiasm he convinced us we should really do a discovery dive. And so we did. It was absolutely brilliant experience and Marco... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This beautiful little farm with gorgeous thatched clean chalets - was an absolutely lovely place to stay on our honeymoon in Mafia! If you want to feel like you are staying in amongst nature on a quaint green farm , with sea views..we would highly recommend this place! Access to the water is extremely easy - and Marco is the... More 

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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 19, 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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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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Istanbul, Turkey
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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The relaxing lodge has 6 bungalows facing the sea all surrounded by trees and garden. Swimming pool, private jogging park, dive school, restaurant with conference room, wine cellar, terrace top. All rooms are in different style following Swahili tradition and history. Ideal for sea lovers, honeymooners, bird watchers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

Address: Kilole, Kiegani | P.O. Box 29, Mafia Island 0000, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $200 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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