Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel, and it isn’t. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to a specific kind of person; one who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses, rather than the predictable comforts of room service and airconditioning.
Anne and Jean, the founders of Chole Mjini, simply wanted to create the kind of place they would have been happy to discover.
With only seven tree houses, carefully places and designed, privacy is assured. Open to the elements, with the king-size bed 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 trough the mangrove roots. Most tree houses have a second level to accommodate children.
Chole Mjini is based on environmental sustainability and offers an important support to the local community.
Development and support for the people of Chole island was – and remains – our motivation and the primary purpose of the Chole Mjini Lodge. A bed-night levy provides direct income to the village projects as does individual and institutional donor support. The Harambee Committee is one of the elected village groups managing the distribution of these funds. Thanks to all the friends of Chole who are working with us to make a difference, and build a better future for the children of the island.
With tide-dependent excursions planned every day, Chole Mjini offers more than just diving to enchant guests of all ages and inclinations.
- SWIMMING WITH WHALE SHARKS
- TURTLE HATCHING
- SANDBAR SUNBATHING & PICNICS
- ISLAND EXCURSIONS
- CHOLE VILLAGE
- POPO PARK
- SUNSET SAILING
- WHALE WATCHING