The fact that Indonesian seafarers reached East Africa over 1,000 years ago is little known. They settled on the northern peninsula of Madagascar and have ethnic and historical links to the people of Pemba Island. These early settlers came on outrigger boats with two sails and these are believed to be the precursors of the ngalawa so common in Mafia.
Why should I book it?
Room 12 is set in Kinasi’s western corner under huge trees and has a sea view between rooms 3 and 4. Quiet and private with pale green and gold highlights to complement the lush garden setting.