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Situated within a protected marine park on Mafia Island, just off the coast of Tanzania, Kinasi Lodge offers the ultimate in tranquil, exotic and friendly island retreats. The resort is ideal for romantics and nature lovers who prefer a more intimate, personal feel to their holiday.

The incredible natural surroundings of this slice of paradise are a haven for divers as Kinasi offers divers of all experience levels to join them on extended excursions to explore the incredible life that reigns below the Indian Ocean's surface. More experienced divers can head out for some night-diving and drift dives. Other activities include snorkelling, and day trips to explore the many historic sites on the island, while those seeking some pampering can enjoy a range of spa treatments.


  • Relaxed atmosphere & friendly service
  • Incredible diving & snorkelling opportunities
  • Pool bar serving a range of lunches & drinks
  • Fully-equipped spa & wellness centre
  • Day trips to historic sites around the island


  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Boat excursions
  • Historical tours
  • Biking
  • Bird watching
  • Day tours
  • Dhow cruises
  • Fishing
  • Guided walks
  • Kayaking
  • Local village visits
  • Nature drives
  • Sailing
  • Wind-surfing
Mafia Island has managed to remain under the Africa island holiday radar, making it a very chilled-out experience. The reefs nearby have made Mafia one of the world's best dive sites!
Maureen Stover

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Seafront En-Suite Room

The individual cottages at Kinasi create an eclectic combination between coastal-Tanzanian, African, Indian and Arabic cultures, creating the distinctive 'Shirazi' style. Cottages are either built on the sea front or in the beautiful gardens, with views over the ocean.

The Garden Sea View cottages feature full en suite bathrooms with solar-heated water, a king-sized bed or two twins, mosquito nets, a writing desk and a double chaise for relaxation. You can also walk out onto your private veranda, with cushioned seats or hammocks, from which you can enjoy the beautiful views over the ocean.


The five seafront cottages offer everything available as the Garden Sea View Cottages, but are situated only a stone’s throw from the warm, crystal clear waters of the ocean.

The Family Room is also a Sea Front Bungalow with two rooms and a shared bathroom. The second room can be made up for either two or three additional guests, making it ideal for families on vacation.


The spa and wellness centre is created along an Egyptian theme and features modern ceramics and tile-work. Enjoy a range of essential therapies, visiting the Pharaoh’s Bath (ideal for couples), the hot hydrotherapy bath, or the dedicated massage therapy room.

The swimming pool is centrally located, in a sunny spot that is surrounded by palm trees. Enjoy light meals, drinks, teas and coffees from the Pool Bar, tucked away beneath the palms.


Indulge in traditional African meals that are deliciously prepared by the resident chefs. Look forward to a mixture of European an East Africa delicacies, with special Swahili evening once a week. Kinasi is known for serving the best traditional food on the island, and you can look forward to freshly-caught seafood, fresh local produce, grills and home-made condiments.

Enjoy a buffet lunch at the pool bar, with a relaxed atmosphere, and sit down in the dining room at dinner times for a table d’hote meal, specially catered around a theme. For extended, two-tank dives, the crew will bring along packed lunches and snacks to keep you energised and to make the most of the incredible marine life.

General facilities

  • Wi-fi available
  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Spa
  • Bar


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Dates Board Price
2022-06-01 — 2022-12-23 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $165
2022-12-24 — 2023-01-10 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $185
2023-01-11 — 2023-03-31 Full Board (Lunch, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast) $165

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice.
  • Single supplements may apply.
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