Blog

Chole Mjini owner gives insight into diving and snorkeling in the Mafia Island Marine Park

Posted on Thu July 4, 2019.

"Many people visit Mafia purely for its diving, which is considered by some to be the best anywhere in East Africa. It’s easy to dive two sites outside the bay on a single outing and the hour-long trip out and back again can also be great for sunbathing, sailing and dolphin-spotting," writes Jean de Villiers.

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Diving in Mafia Island Marine Park vs Zanzibar

Posted on Fri May 3, 2019 in Diving in Mafia Island Marine Park vs Zanzibar.

The warm, clear, tropical waters surrounding Mafia Island on the coast of Tanzania offer both new and master divers a memorable scuba diving experience. In fact, rumour has it that the best diving in Africa is found in the Mafia Island Marine Park. Some divers even claim it is better than diving the Great Barrier Reef! Still, when choosing a diving destination, many divers are unaware of this and instead flock in their numbers to a diving experience in the more well-known waters of Zanzibar.

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Yoga in Paradise – an Indian Ocean Retreat

Posted on Mon April 1, 2019 in Yoga at Chole Mjini.

A lovely blog written by Bethan that encapsulates everything you can expect on an island retreat at Chole Mjini Treehouse Lodge. Also included are the reflections of some of the students who joined Bethan on this yoga retreat!

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How Anne and Jean De Villiers fell in love with Chole Island and its people

Posted on Fri March 1, 2019 in The people behind Chole Mjini Treehouse Lodge.

Dhow: A two-masted Arab sailing vessel.

This simple boat is what drew Anne and Jean de Villiers to Chole Island, and once they laid their eyes on this remote and unspoilt place, they instantly fell in love with what they saw.

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“Hatching” out of my old ways and back to myself….

Posted on Tue February 5, 2019.

Turtle hatching season will start in June and soon the beautiful coast of Tanzania will be filled with thousands of little newcomers. This reminded me of my first magical encounter with a turtle hatchling on the east coast beaches - the neighbouring JUANI island.

It is a great outing with boat ride (30 mins) and walk (40 mins) through coastal forest to get there.

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