Locations & Landmarks
- Julius Nyerere International Airport
- Ras Mkumbi Lighthouse
- Snorkel, SCUBA Gear & Stand Up Paddle Boards (SUPs) for Hire
- Africa, Tanzania, Chole Island
- Chole Island, Tanzania
How They Dazzle Us
This amazingly isolated Landing has so many things that blow you away, but topping the list is the opportunity to swim with whale sharks. The coast off Chole Mjini is one of the places where these massive animals proliferate and the opportunity to swim alongside them and experience their size and serenity is incredible. Regarded by many as the best and most primal wildlife encounter available on earth, being in the presence of these plankton-eating sharks that weigh upwards of 15 tons and which can live to be well over 100 years old is both dazzling and humbling at the same time.Read More >
Why We Love Them
A trip to Chole Mjini is like exiting the modern world and travelling in time to a period of peace and simplicity. There are no roads and cars. There is no electricity. The accommodation is in treehouses that have been beautifully crafted and built into the boughs of stately baobabs. It is an amazing Landing and it has focussed on creating a unique experience - and it has succeeded in triumphant fashion.Read More >
Their Sustainable Superpower
This amazing Landing acknowledges that its primary reason for existence has nothing to do with tourism - rather that is a means to an end. Operated by the Chole Mjini Conservation and Development Company who some twenty years ago were offered land by the leaders of the Mafia District Council on which to build a hotel. At this juncture they consulted with the Chole village elders and then with a broad cross-section of the entire population in order to establish their priorities for development and to discuss the impact of our proposed hotel and other interventions. In short, the motivation in building the lodge was to find out if they could use a profit-making tourism business as a mechanism to provide recurrent funding to help self-run village development projects meet their long-term goals. The vision was to help two generations of Chole children through formal education - and that vision is still the dream that powers all things at Chole Mjini.Read More >
Built on a single level and housing just one king-sized bed. The treehouse Moja boasts a wonderful deck that wraps compl ...
This double storey set-up has incredible views (especially from upstairs) and plenty of space. With two double beds, eac ...
This is two separate house on two separate levels under two separate roofs. Despite this however it is configured as a s ...
This double storey configuration boasts an upstairs that is open to the breezes, but which in turn affords 360-degree vi ...
Treehouse Tano boasts incredible views of Chole Bay. It is also designed to catch the refreshing sea breezes which is a ...
A splendid house on multiple levels the centre-piece is without a doubt the throne-like built-in king-size bed is on the ...