Getting There

WHERE WILL YOU BE ?

 KINASI was opened in January 1996 with our first six rooms. We designed and built it ourselves from our experience of living in East Africa and growing up in Papua New Guinea on the sea. Was I re-creating my childhood ? I think so….

KINASI sits on a hillside on the south-east coast of Mafia Island at Utende, overlooking Chole Bay and the islands of Jibondo, Chole and Juani. Mafia is 160 km south of Zanzibar and the same distance east of the Selous. The lodge is 15 km from the Mafia Airport, which was completed in 2013.

GETTING HERE

KINASI sits on a hillside on the south-east coast of Mafia Island at Utende, overlooking Chole Bay and the islands of Jibondo, Chole and Juani. Mafia is 160 km south of Zanzibar and the same distance east of the Selous. The lodge is just 15 minutes from the new Mafia Airport, which was completed in 2013. The new bitumen road was completed in 2014.

There are connections in Dar es Salaam to/from Zanzibar and all the northern and southern game parks, so Mafia Island is now easy to reach..

Mafia Island is a short flight from the capital Dar es Salaam or the Selous Game Reserve…there are morning and afternoon flight connections from all parks, Zanzibar and Pemba Islands and several airlines serving Mafia, so contact us for the latest details or ask us to make your booking.