Germany was the colonial ‘’owner’’ of Mafia and a part of the coast stretching from Kilwa to north of the Rufiji River, purchased from the Sultan of Oman in 1890 and lost to Britain in 1915 in a famous skirmish against soldiers, askaris (African police) and cocnut growers. The sinking of the Konigsburg in the Rufiji Delta in early 1915 involved the use of linked floating pontoons that created the first sea-borne landing aircraft runway.
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Colours of burnt orange and gold highlight this twin room facing Chole Bay and islands. Sweeping views of the Bay and islands.