Chole Mjini Lodge is a tree house lodge, located on Chole Island which is a tiny island just off the island of Mafia.
There are 7 rooms at Chole Mjini, all but one having been built as tree houses on stilts and all are very private from each other. The tree houses although simple and rustic, are very comfortable. All are individually styled. There are several room types: doubles, family rooms and twins. Hot water is readily available due to their very quick and innovative kerosene heating system. The rooms at Chole Mjini face north and stay cool with open sides for cool breezes.
They are furnished inside with 4-poster beds and have a ‘day bed’ lounge area too. They are a great place to sit in the early evening watching the birds come home to roost in the trees all around Chole Mjini. There is no electricity, but oil lamps are left on overnight, and reading torches are provided. The bathrooms, with open-air shower and composting toilet, are downstairs.
The clear, protected waters offer wonderful snorkeling, diving, sailing and swimming. The Scuba here is some of the best in the world. Bird-watching is excellent and very different to the mainland parks. The tidal flats and mangroves are always alive with coastal and sea birds and there are many colorful woodland and forest species. There are also roosts of the unusual and fascinating giant Madagascan fruit bat to see on Chole Island.