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Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

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Winwick, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We would echo everything positive said by other reviewers. Wonderful, kind and thoughtful hosts in Francesca and Marco, with equally wonderful staff. The location, accommodation and food could not be faulted. Like others, we had come to relax and dive after a hectic safari, and this lovely lodge could not have been more peaceful. We had wondered what the diving...

2Thank Clare M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very beautiful lodge; designed ‘with love’. Very comfortable rooms. Excellent diving and snorkelling. Unforgettable ‘turtle watching’. Interesting places in the area to explore. Warm welcome by Marco and Francesca, the owners. Very friendly staff. Delicious food. A lovely place to relax and dive!

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Arriving at the Airport we were picked up by very friendly and well educated staff. After a short ride we arrived Shamba Kilole Lodge. Walking along a path, we were curious about what we would get. WOW - everything was like perfect; The PADI equipment and trainers, the beautiful aesthetic and comfortable rooms, delicious food and superior trained staff. Not...

Thank Man-Finnsen
Reviewed 9 July 2015

We just got back from Shamba Kilole and we're already missing the peaceful surrounding. We stayed in Shamba Kilole for four days, to relax after our safari trip. Planned to do absolutely nothing but relaxing, but with Marco’s enthusiasm he convinced us we should really do a discovery dive. And so we did. It was absolutely brilliant experience and Marco...

1Thank MaaikeEV
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 6 July 2015

This beautiful little farm with gorgeous thatched clean chalets - was an absolutely lovely place to stay on our honeymoon in Mafia! If you want to feel like you are staying in amongst nature on a quaint green farm , with sea views..we would highly recommend this place! Access to the water is extremely easy - and Marco is the...

1Thank Zoe G
Reviewed 20 March 2015

This is a place for people looking for detachment from the pursuit of time and cash. Beautiful location, wonderful views, interesting places in the area to explore, comfortable homes, safely and comfortably and super people around ! Italian cuisine with touches of local African cuisine. Do you like seafood, if yes its the place for you. Its not a place...

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2Thank Michał S
Reviewed 20 February 2015

The rooms were nice, clean and the management friendly. The attitude of the managers seemed to give the place overall a very friendly atmosphere and those guests who wished could be social. The staff was efficient and the rooms clean. The food was very very good. Marco is an enthusiastic dive master and the diving is wonderful on Mafia. There...

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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 8 February 2015

We stayed at Shamba Kilole for 4 nights in January. We really enjoyed the lodge - the spacious chalet, the privacy, the beautiful garden with swimming pool, the BIG bed in our Makonde chalet and THE FOOD (cannelloni with spinach and sesame seeds or plantain banana gnocchi with cinnamon butter sauce - what a delight)! The Lodge is not at...

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Erps-Kwerps, Belgium
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We have stayed in this very nice lodge for a week. At arrival you get a very warm welcome by Francesca. The rooms are very nice and clean. I have slept like an angel here :-). In the evening everybody joins around 7 PM to have dinner, but first everybody can share their stories from that day with the other...

1Thank nancy0177
Linkoping, Sweden
Reviewed 20 January 2015

We found Shamba Kilole to be a very clean, quiet, friendly, and well-run eco-lodge. The staff strove to make guests feel welcome with good service, well-prepared food, and friendly attitudes. The grounds around the lodge are well-kept and the room we stayed in was very personal and well-appointed. Francesca, Marco, and Daniel (our dive master) met all the guests every...

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The relaxing lodge has 6 bungalows facing the sea all surrounded by trees and garden. Swimming pool, private jogging park, dive school, restaurant with conference room, wine cellar, terrace top. All rooms are in different style following Swahili tradition and history. Ideal for sea lovers, honeymooners, bird watchers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

Address: | Kilole, Kiegani, Mafia Island 0000, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Pwani Region > Mafia Island
Price Range: $265 - $398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Suits are larger and Harusi suit has the best decoration and privacy.”
cantay, 1 Jan 2015 | Read review
“They are all good!”
822cathib, 2 Jul 2014 | Read review
“The Bahati suite . One of the other suites had a huge bed but with access from only one side.”
elestoban, 21 Dec 2013 | Read review
“The rooms are all single buildings in two rows of three lodges - the three nearest the sea offer the better views.”
MikeA361, 1 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Ask for a suite with a direct view onto the bay which can be seen through the trees.”
LesleyWilde, 28 Jul 2013 | Read review
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