Mafia Island Kinasi Escape (8 days)
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Tropical Island Life, Beachcombing and Underwater Adventure on Mafia
For a week of blissful unwind and pure relaxation, then our Mafia Island Kinasi Escape may just be for you. If the big game of Tanzania’s National Parks doesn’t excite you then perhaps the thought of powder-white sandy beaches, coconut palms bowing in the breeze and balmy tropical nights under an African night-sky might? Located just 20 miles off the Tanzanian coast, only a 35 minute flight from Dar es Salaam, Mafia Island is a true remnant of the old Swahili coast, a place unspoilt, timeless and unaffected by commercialism. Local people go about their traditional activities seemingly detached from the outside world.
Your island hideaway on this Mafia Island holiday is Kinasi Lodge, set in a prime location on Chole Bay in Mafia Island Marine Park. Situated in an old coconut and cashew plantation Kinasi is an intimate home away from home which provides a luxurious stay amidst stylish décor and the magnificent natural surroundings of a marine reserve. With ambience and originality, Kinasi offers personalised service and a happy blend of African hospitality with a touch of laid-back ‘island life’. Kinasi has an informal and friendly atmosphere and is furnished with beautiful antiques, fabrics and rugs.
For guests who still want to keep vaguely in touch with the outside world, Kinasi also offers a few ‘mod-cons’ such as free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Kinasi also has a swimming pool - the only pool on the island and a perfect spot for lunch, drinks or a refreshing dip. For most visitors to Mafia the biggest challenge is finding the right balance between blissful relaxation, eating, sleeping and beachcombing. Alternatively you could choose to indulge in popular island activities such as snorkelling, experiencing world-class Mafia dive sites, searching for whale sharks, or perhaps exploring the island on a Mafia island tour.
Scheduled Departures and Operating Period
Our Mafia Island Kinasi Escape departs every Sunday throughout the year (and other days upon request) except during the rainy season of April and May when Kinasi
is closed. This itinerary operates on a private departure basis with a minimum of 2 people enjoying an exclusive Mafia Island Kinasi Escape experience.
|Months of Operation ||JAN||FEB||MAR||APR||MAY||JUN||JUL||AUG||SEP||OCT||NOV||DEC|
|1 ||Discover one of Tanzania's hidden gems - Mafia Island|
|2||A week of pure relaxation at Kinasi Lodge|
|3||Wide range of day trips, boat trips and activities available|
|4||Can be enjoyed by divers and non-diving travelling companions|
|5||Explore off-shore islands and fishing villages on optional boat trips|
|6||Chance to swim with whale sharks between October and March|
Itinerary in Brief
|Day 1|| ||Mafia Island - Fly from Dar to Mafia; short transfer to Kinasi Lodge on Chole Bay.|
|Day 2-6|| ||Mafia Island - At Kinasi Lodge; at leisure to relax or enjoy optional excursions on land or sea, dive or snorkel.|
|Day 7|| ||Dar es Salaam - Transfer to airport; fly to Dar es Salaam; transfer to hotel for overnight.|
|Day 8|| ||Holiday ends in Dar es Salaam after breakfast.|
Kinasi is committed to reducing their carbon footprint and reducing energy consumption. Read more details about how they achieve this in our Mafia Island Kinasi Escape holiday dossier. Specialist Tanzania is also determined to do what we can to help minimise any negative impacts on the environmental, wildlife and cultural welfare of Tanzania through promoting responsible visitor behaviour; promoting waste reduction; facilitating cultural exchange between guests and local communities; supporting local businesses, goods and services; encouraging guests to eat local foods rather than imported foods; encouraging the conservation of natural resources like electricity and water; and promoting the importance of protecting the local environment and nature.
Responsible Tour Operating on Mafia Island
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