Authentic welcome Ras Mbisi Lodge to their Africa destination portfolio

The cool laid-back eco-alternative to Zanzibar:- Ras Mbisi is an intimate owner-run beach lodge on Mafia Island, just south of Zanzibar, offering simple elegant barefoot luxury for discerning travellers. Savour fine food and warm hospitality in the unspoilt natural surroundings of Ras Mbisi’s nine beachside bandas. The Mafia archipelago is un-touristy and truly breath-taking: half its coastline is gazetted as marine park offering a rich beach and marine environment to explore.

Key features:
Cool laid-back eco-alternative to Zanzibar.
Barefoot-luxury beach lodge set on a vast sweep of unspoilt beach.
One hour northwest of Chole Bay on the ‘secret’ island of Mafia,
Refreshingly few tourists

Look forward to:
Swimming with whale sharks
Seasonal whale sightings
Seafood and sea-breezes
Mojito’s and tropical sunsets
Intimate, informal vibe

Great for
Families, active as well as smoochy couples

Swimsuit and sun lotion

Leave behind:
Shoes and worries

Get me there
Easy access on 30 minute flight from Dar es Salaam three times daily

Nine simple yet sophisticated thatched beachside bandas
King-size four poster beds, loungers, en-suite ‘rain showers’ and ocean views
Freshwater swimming pool with decked area for sunbathing
Well-stocked bar, comfortable lounge and airy restaurant open to the breezes
Swahili recipes with Middle Eastern and Asian flavours celebrate seasonal, locally sourced produce.
Owner run by charming affable hosts Michelle & Jon Vickers
Emphasis on informality and relaxation.

Watch Humpback Whales on their bi-annual migration
Swim with gentle Whale-sharks cruising the plankton rich channel of the Marine Park
Sunbathe and picnic, cool off in clear water, look for starfish and play beach volleyball
Visit uninhabited offshore islands, dive shallow reefs and coral-rich walls
Paddle a kayak, master a dugout canoe, snorkel the reefs and play pool by the pool.
Take a boat trip, borrow a fly-rod, visit a lighthouse...
Spot monkeys, lizards and listen for the call of the fish eagle.
Relax on a sunset dhow cruise, raise a glass of your favourite tipple, nibble on “bitings” share travel tales and stargaze

Mix with
Selous safari
Northern Tanzania safari circuit
As a beach destination add-on to a safari in the Masai Mara

Bio-gas generated power, sustainably built, extensive use of coconut wood, solar heated water. Locally grown and sourced produce with good local relations.

Authentic by design, genuine East Africa beach lodge with a flair for food and delivering great guest experiences.

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