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Travelling along the Rift Valley: Kinazi

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  • Kinazi 1/41 Arrivo
  • Kinazi 2/41 Arrivo
  • Kinazi 3/41 Bar e lounge
  • Kinazi 4/41 Bar e lounge
  • Kinazi 5/41 Bar e lounge
  • Kinazi 6/41 Bar e lounge
  • Kinazi 7/41 Verso il ristorante
  • Kinazi 8/41 Ristorante
  • Kinazi 9/41 Ristorante
  • Kinazi 10/41 Ristorante
  • Kinazi 11/41 Ristorante
  • Kinazi 12/41 Vista della piscina dal ristorante
  • Kinazi 13/41 Piscina
  • Kinazi 14/41 Piscina
  • Kinazi 15/41 Bar in piscina
  • Kinazi 16/41 Nei dintorni della piscina
  • Kinazi 17/41 Verso la spiaggia
  • Kinazi 18/41 Spiaggia
  • Kinazi 19/41 Spiaggia
  • Kinazi 20/41 Spiaggia
  • Kinazi 21/41 SPA
  • Kinazi 22/41 SPA
  • Kinazi 23/41 SPA
  • Kinazi 24/41 Verso i bungalows
  • Kinazi 25/41 Veranda esterna
  • Kinazi 26/41 Camera
  • Kinazi 27/41 Bagno
  • Kinazi 28/41 Bagno
  • Kinazi 29/41 Bagno
  • Kinazi 30/41 Veranda esterna vista dalla camera
  • Kinazi 31/41 Verso la camera family
  • Kinazi 32/41 Veranda esterna
  • Kinazi 33/41 Camera
  • Kinazi 34/41 Camera
  • Kinazi 35/41 Verso la suite
  • Kinazi 36/41
  • Kinazi 37/41 Veranda
  • Kinazi 38/41 Soggiorno al pian terreno
  • Kinazi 39/41 Camera al 1 piano
  • Kinazi 40/41 Letto aggiunto
  • Kinazi 41/41 Vista dal terrazzo della camera

Kinasi is a small upper-mid specification lodge located within the marine park area in Mafia Island.

The hotel consists of 12 cottages including one suite and one family. Five cottages [including the family] are located on the seafront while the other seven [including the suite] are scattered in the garden on the back of the hill and enjoy only a distant view over the sea. Each cottage features an airy bedroom, en-suite bathroom with hair dryers and electric shavers and a large outdoor verandah. The family room consists of 2 double bedroom with shared bathroom. The suite has two floors: at the ground floor there is a lounge area with minibar while the bedroom is on the upper-floor and features a double bed [with option to add a third single bed]. Cottages have no air-conditioning.

The hotel is complemented by the restaurant, the bar, the lounge, the swimming-pool and the diving centre, the beautiful SPA with Thai therapists.

Activities offered include boat excursions to the islands of the archipelago, diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, cycling, bird-watching and guided walks. Excursion in the channel of Mafia to snorkel with whale sharks can also be arranged.

Kinasi is probably the best option in Mafia for those looking for a good level of servicing and a conventional kind of accommodation in a wild environment. The less attractive aspect is perhaps its tidal beach which has been created removing part of the mangroves that characterize this stretch of coast however the swimming-pool will certainly help those guests who have decided not to sail out in the sea.

If you are very keen divers, remember that from June to August the southern monsoon wind might not allow you to sail outside the bay. Should you wish to dive during these month we would rather suggest to stay in Pemba island which shielded west-coast offers some excellent diving sites or alternatively in Zanzibar [for further info refer to diving Pemba and diving Zanzibar].

Kinazi accept VISA and MASTECARD [bank commissions apply. Subject to network connection].

INDICATIVE RATES 2015 per night per person sharing
From 08/08 to 30/08 and from 24/12 to 08/01 $ 192 seafront | $ 174 seaview
July, from 01/09 to 23/12, February $ 174 seafront | $ 156 seaview
From 09/01 to 31/01, March, June $ 156 seafront | $ 144 seaview
Suite [rate per room]: $ 462 from 08/08 to 30/08 and from 24/12 to 08/01
$ 426 July, from 01/09 to 23/12, February
$ 360 from 09/01 to 31/01, March, June
Family [rate per room]: $ 426 from 08/08 to 30/08 and from 24/12 to 08/01
$ 390 July, from 01/09 to 23/12, February
$ 348 from 09/01 to 31/01, March, June
Children 5 - 11 sharing with 1 o 2 adults 50% of the adult rate
Children 12 - 18 sharing with 1 o 2 adults 75% of the adult rate from 09/01 to 31/01, March, June | 100% of the adult rate for the remainder of the year
Triple on request
Diving rates available on request
HB reduction: USD 10 per night per person

Rates include: full board basis.

Rates exclude: Transfers between airport and lodge, marine Park Fees [usd 20 per adult per day / usd 10 per child 5 - 15 per day to be paid cash at the park entrance gate].

Rating:
Location: 8
Beach: 7
Staff: 8
Activities: 9
Architecture: 8
Food: 8
Cleanliness: 9
Value: 8