It has been a particularly nice week for reviews, one on TripAdvisor which was glowing and then on in the new Rough Guide to Tanzania which I re-produce below for you. I've always been a fan of the Rough Guide series, and now my love knows no bounds!!!
Ras Mbisi Lodge16km northeast of Kilindoni T 0754/663739 or 0734/284397, W www.mafiaislandtz.com. No question about it: this British owned lodge, an hours drive from Chole Bay, is one of the best along any stretch of Tanzanian coastline. Situated in a remote location on an ever-so-sweet beach, complete with swaying palm trees, this sustainably built place has an intimate vibe, friendly staff and a swimming pool, so it’s great for families as well as smoochy couples. The accommodation isn’t half bad either: the nine beachside bandas are all made from coconut wood, coconut poles and thatch. The food is fabulous, and its ethics are more than just words, with bio-gas powered electricity, extensive use of coconut wood, solar heated water and good local relations. Activities (at an extra cost) include snorkelling, diving, sunset cruises, canoeing and various land excursions. Rates include transfers. Closed April and May. FB