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Pole Pole Resort Pole Pole Resort

Pole Pole means slowly or 'take it easy' in Swahili. This relaxing haven of rustic African charm, overlooks a beautiful marine reserve, which is home to a rich array of marine life.
Pole Pole, considered one of the most eco-friendly resorts in the world, is renowned for its great cuisine, unpretentious and laid-back atmosphere and warm but discrete hospitality. Balancing luxury and respect for local culture and environment, it is the perfect place to relax after a safari and the ideal base for exploring the underwater wonders of Mafia Island.

Location of Pole Pole Resort

Situated in the Chloe Bay area, on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island Marine Park.

Facilities at Pole Pole Resort

Dining room, bar and library. The cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary traditions and cultures, with an Italian style touch of class. Swahili dinners are served once a week or on request. The activities in the marine park are scuba diving, snorkelling, sailing and visiting the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics to isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged every day, according to the tide. You can enjoy a relaxing body massage using essential oils in the peaceful massage centre overlooking the beach. A masseuse has been trained in lymphatic drainage style massage and aromatherapy. Manicure and pedicure are also available.

Marine Park Fees to be paid in cash on arrival at the Park's entrance gate.

Accommodation at Pole Pole Resort

7 bungalow rooms, perfectly blend with the surrounding tropical garden, overlooking the infinite hues of blue of Chloe Bay. All rooms are furnished with carved and antique pieces. The large private verandahs are furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair.

Board Basis at Pole Pole Resort

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Transfer Time to Pole Pole Resort

Approximately a 30-minute flight from Dar es Salaam airport.

During low tide it is not always possible to swim in the sea.
The resort is closed in April and May.



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  • Relaxing haven
  • Eco-friendly
  • Laid-back atmosphere

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