Tree house in baobab tree
Life up high
Natural Tanzanian forests
Stunning sealife
Great dive crew
Natural surroundings
Perfect place for dinner
Stunning dive sites
Beautiful island
Stunning dive sites
Stunning dive sites
Traditional sailing
Perfect treehouse
Stunning dive sites neaby

Baobab Island

Remarkable tree houses found on Chole Island, Tanzania

Excellent! 5/5 (2 reviews)


  • Your money is safe, we pay your host 2 days after check-in.
  • 100% refund in the unlikely event the host cancels.
  • Changing booking details is always free.
  • Access to urgent phone line during your booking.
  • Book Co2 positive, we compensate 3 times more than we emit.

Treehouse highlights

  1. Beautiful Baobab Island
  2. Tree houses right next to the beach
  3. Listen to the ocean put you to sleep
  1. Best diving and snorkelling in Sub-Saharan Africa
  2. Surrounded by nothing but rural Tanzania

Treehouse summary

Chole Mjini Tree houses are eco tourism at its best and one of the most unusual places to stay in Tanzania. The development of the tree houses was not focused on the idea of a hotel but of a unique jungle retreat appealing to a specific kind of person. If you appreciate returning to the simple luxuries and having your senses reawakened then this will be the place for you. You won’t find air conditioning or room service but you will find natural surroundings and some amazing tree houses.

The tree houses were all built by hand using traditional tools and materials sourced only from traders living on Chole. There are only 7 tree houses on the island and they have been carefully placed and designed to ensure that privacy is paramount. The tree houses are open to the elements with the king sized beds in the centre of the platform. They are reached by sandy pathways that lead through the natural vegetation.

Treehouse description

All of the tree houses have views of the ocean and some have a second level to accommodate children. This tree house, Moja (one), is built on one level and accommodates two adults. It is built upon the canopy of a baobab tree and has a spacious deck that goes all the way around the tree. Fish Eagles and Kites often join guests and perch on the tree. There is a private bathing area built into the bamboo thicket below the house. There is an open-air shower with hot water and a compost toilet.

Many guests are drawn to the island for the diving and the snorkelling which are rated as some of the best in Sub-Saharan Africa. There is also a sand bank which appears for about six hours a day and is ideal for swimming.

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Payment policy

25-75% or 50-50% or 100% (read more)

Cancellation policy

Security deposit

Not required

Check in/out time

Please, ask owner


1 Bedroom, 2 Sleeps

King size beds: 1


Number of bathrooms: 1
Number of en-suite bathrooms: 1
Number of toilets: 1

Holiday type

Rural / countryside

Linen provided


Towels provided

Outside shower

Outdoor facilities

Sea views


Swimminig / watersports

Activities nearby

Walking / hiking


Treehouse owner


Chole Mjini is a treehouse beach lodge tucked into the small island of Chole centred in the Mafia Island Marine Park Tanzania. Activities are marine based with options for snorkelling, diving, swimming, sailing, SUPs, picnics and walks. Lounging, eating, birdwatching, reading all take you away from the modern world and bring back nature to your soul.

Response time
Normally within 24 hours
Language spoken

2 Reviews - Baobab Island

Excellent! 5/5

  1. Dirk - the Netherlands

    28 Dec

    this is so good

    Sleeping in a tree house with an ocean view without a glas window to spoil the full sensation (you can close a curtain if the moon is too bright for you), is a fantastic way to experience nature on this island.

    Of course we came to swim with the whale sharks, but the snorkling, diving & sailing offer so many nature experiences (all perfectly organised by the lodge), that staying in this place, that is so in tune with its environment, just makes it a more complete experience.

    In the personal contact with the owners, you then learn that their heart is with the local community, working very hard to provide educational opportunities. It's those sundowner and dinner discussions that I remember most. Dinner at a different location every night, made as much as possible with local produce, are a great touch.

  2. Didi - the United States

    20 Dec

    Will visit here again

    Dreamy treehouses in ancient baobabs in a tropical setting. This property has an incredibly creative design in the layout and materials. And each treehouse is set in a private setting. The staff at this property are so warm and friendly and eager to make your holiday perfect. We stayed 6 nights, and wish we would have stayed longer. Sailing, diving, whale sharks (in season), snorkeling, 1000 year old ruins, so many great options! We will visit again!

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