Tree House Lodge

Chole, Tanzania, Africa
An Award-Winning Jungle Retreat

Adventure awaits and this beautiful lodge transports you into the life and culture of this fascinating island. A labor of love, this entirely handmade compound's beautifully-crafted treehouses are only surpassed by the owners philanthropic contribution and support of the local community and economy. A beautiful take on glamping in Tanzania.

Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels

Just offshore of mainland Tanzania are a group of islands that take you back in time and where this award-winning jungle retreat resides at the northern most tip of the tiny island of Chole Mjini in the largest marine park in East Africa.

Designed and entirely hand built by the owners and local craftsmen, it's a castaway fantasy, appealing to those who appreciate a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses. Settled as early as the 16th century, the island was an important trading post up until the 19th century, with the fascinating ruins of the old town dotted throughout the lodge's gardens and small port area. 

Comprised of a total of six independent open-air treehouses and a main lodge with a restaurant lounge and bar, each are nestled into the giant baobab trees with views of the sea. Selected as the winner of the 2014 World Responsible Tourism Award; Best in Beach category, your stay helps educate the population of the island, and helps conserve the cultural heritage along with diversifying the local economy away from natural resource exploitation. 

Peaceful and a little wild, the area receives little tourism and is one of the last unspoiled areas of the region. Built to be entirely eco-friendly, the compound is solar powered and without electricity-just the sweet charm of lanterns, candlelight and a refreshing absence of technology. 

The handmade thatched roof structures are furnished and decorated with a mix of traditional African and Arabian decor and antiques that exemplify the simple Swahili style. 

You'll be fed completely fresh local cuisine daily and enjoy the intimacy of dining under the stars and gathering with guests at the rooftop bar and lounge. The lodge has a number of dhows for excursions and diving and you are encouraged to relax and explore. 

Changing as little as possible of the land, the lifestyle and the heart of the island, this lodge will change you. 

The best of glamping in Tanzania. 

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Completely off grid except for generated electricity in the main office for charging electronics. All meals are supplied daily. Housekeeping and laundry services available. Book library. Island transfers.

 

AROUND

The Mafia island archipelago is small and intimate with some of the best diving along the eastern coast of Africa where you can experience the most amazing seasonal whale shark watching along with stunning coral reefs, and marine life. The village of Chole Mjini is friendly, unspoiled and worth a visit to experience local culture. The rest of the island is forested and lush with colonial ruins that are interesting to explore. Venture out to the neighboring island of Juani with it's 13th century medieval ruins at Kua, and explore the tropical forests and hidden inland pools. 

 

LOCATION

Mafia island, Tanzania. Nearest Airport: Dar es Salaam or Zanzibar (1 hr), then a 45 minute drive to Utende Beach. From there it is a short 15 minute boat ride across Chole Bay to Chole Mjini.

 
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Chole, Tanzania, Africa
Tree House Lodge
Chole, Tanzania, Africa
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
Tree House Lodge, Chole, Tanzania, Africa | small luxury hotels, boutique hotels
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Tree House Lodge
Chole, Tanzania, Africa
An Award-Winning Jungle Retreat

A labor of love, this entirely handmade compound's beautifully-crafted treehouses are only surpassed by the owners philanthropic contribution and support of the local community and economy. A beautiful take on glamping in Tanzania.

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Overview Well equipped - off grid
Kitchen Lodge with full board
Internet Only in one bar
Bedrooms 7
Bed Type All King
Kitchen Lodge with full board
Bathrooms 7
Accommodates 20
Kid-Friendly Families welcome
Pets-Friendly No pets allowed
Pets Allowed No pets allowed
Family/Kid Friendly Families welcome
Sec. Deposit Due Deposit required at check-in with cash
Cancellation Policy Moderate
Guest will receive a full refund if booking is cancelled at least 30 days before the start of the stay. If the guest cancels 14-30 days before the start of the stay, they will receive a 50% refund. If they cancel within 14 days of the start of the stay, no refund will be given. BoutiqueHomes Service Fee is non refundable.
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