Location: Chole Island, Rural Utende, Tanzania
Chole Mjini Tree lodge is situated on the largest marine park in East Africa, This unique eco-lodge is a stunning destination offering secluded tree house accommodation and a complete retreat from the pace of modern life. In rustic luxury form, stand six wooden houses and one ground-level house all with private facilities.
With only seven treehouses, carefully placed and designed, privacy is assured. Open to the elements, with the king-size bed and the throne-like centerpiece, each thatched platform is reached via sandy paths that lead through the natural vegetation. All have views of the sea; some are close enough to be lulled to sleep by the sound of the tide trickling back through the mangrove roots. Most treehouses have a second level to accommodate children.
Here you get to watch the sunset and the moon rise from the Red Herring Cafe or the Hanashi, rooftop, bar, or just coming in from a sunset sail and soon it’s time for a candle-lit dinner under the stars. Each evening sees a different setting, where guests can choose to dine at the dinner-party table or on their own in a romantic location.
A table may be set within the age-old ruins, the crumbling walls clasped by fig tree roots like giant fingers in the flickering candlelight, on the jetty, next to the murmuring ocean, or under the magnificent Tamarind tree, on the beach, or on a surprise spot in the gardens.
The strong Swahili-Indian influence, known for its judicious use of coconut milk, adds subtle but distinctively flavourful spicing to our international cuisine. The specialty is seafood, freshly caught and delivered daily, this is complimented with lots of salads and fresh vegetables.
The Chef is happy to cater to gluten-free, Vegan, or Vegetarian diets. The Lodge doesn’t serve pork and other meats and chicken are offered infrequently. The lodge can’t accommodate children under two years of age in peak seasons and children under the age of 5yrs need to sleep in the ground suite (Sita) for safety. The Lodge is closed for staff annual leave and maintenance from March 31st until June 15th.
Mafia airport is on the West coast of Mafia Island 15km from Utende on the East Coast where the lodge’s boat will meet you to ferry you 1 km across to Chole Island.
Uniqueness of this Camp
his boutique lodge is located on 25 acres of farm in the calm outskirts of the agricultural town of Karatu. It is a sensitively eco-friendly luxury lodge that in order to harmonize with the environment, has been very unobtrusively designed and positioned within the farm.
Having won several awards Luxury Country Lodge 2016, 2017, 2018, Certificate of Excellence Trip Advisory 2019.
A Total of 32 Rooms in 16 well-spaced cottages, with each Cottage having two Rooms, a comfortable lounge, en-suite bedrooms, all with a mini bar, coffee-making facility, air-conditioning, satellite television, Wi-Fi, a private balcony with sweeping views of the farm, the surrounding scenic landscape, and the most amazing sunsets. Tastefully decorated in a classic style with ceramic floors and furniture throughout, with a signature Acacia hospitality.
Lodge Amenities: with a well-stocked curio shop, an inviting Swimming Pool and it’s a bar area as well as a well-equipped Gym and a refreshing Spa. A little Business Centre and a forty seater conference room conveniently located near the public area equipped with all the standard facilities.
Farm Tour/Nature Walk, Cycling, Swimming, Birding, Access to Mini Gym, (at extra cost) Massage, Hiking/Nature Walk to Endoro Elephant Caves, Cultural Tribe Tour, Bush Lunch/Breakfast.