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Book a customized Tropical wellness retreat on the Indian Ocean in Mafia Island- Tanzania. Flexi-dates from 16th November - 9th December 2016

It s time to take a healthy, eco-friendly tropical escape in paradise. We welcome you for stress relief, balancing or just tropical adventure in Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania! Our customized flexi-date retreat in Mafia Island is the perfect opportunity to find deep relaxation and quiet as well adventure and exploring the diverse marine life and Swahili culture of the island. We invite you to switch off your phones, leave your laptops behind and enjoy few days of peace and quiet. An ideal retreat recipe to reinvigorate your mind, body and spirit through a combination of yoga, meditation, healthy food, excursions, and relaxation. We will help you relax, re-energize and send you home sparkling with a smile :).


  • Daily yoga flow, meditation and Pranayamas
  • Diving, snorkeling with whale sharks
  • Delicious meals overlooking the Indian Ocean
  • Stroll along sandy lanes through the coconut palms.
  • Beach and chill out, sailing excursions
  • Re-balancing massage treatments
  • Warmhearted Swahili culture
  • Mafia Island Marine Park unique and diverse marine life
  • Exclusive yet unpretentious bungalows


Who is it for:

Anyone interested in more personalized attention to distress from daily routine, gain its balance back and reconnect with nature through yoga, meditation, breathing techniques, massage while surrounded by beautiful and soothing elements of nature in Mafia Marine Park Island. If you are looking for a digital detox, being close to the sea, discover the rich Swahili culture and explore marine life then this is for you. No previous experience in yoga required.


No set dates, the retreat is offered from 16th November - 9th Dec 2016 to suit every kind of schedule, and energy need. Minimum stay is 3 days.

Book for 7 days and get 15% discount

Rates per person
3 days - 2 nights:with possibility to extend

  • Single occupancy: 890 usd
  • Double occupancy 740 usd
  • Shared Bungalow Family Suite: 615 usd

10% discount for accompanying guests not participating in the retreats

5 days - 4 nights: with possibility to extend

  • Single occupancy 1500 usd
  • Double occupancy 1200 usd
  • Shared Bungalow Family Suite: 950 usd

10% discount for accompanying guests not participating in the retreats

If you wish to extend your stay please get in touch with us to check availability.

Book before 15 September and get a 30 minutes free soothing oil back massage

Important notice: due to high season and the limited number of bungalows we advise you to book as early as possible to secure your spot. Maximum 12 participants

Retreat includes:

  •     One on one initial consultation in order for us to tailor the massages, yoga sessions to bring you the best benefits
  •     Breathe, Relax and let go at exclusive and yet unpretentious, Pole Pole Bungalows, surrounded by peaceful tropical landscape
  •     Soothe your mind, and unwind with a re-balancing massage on your private veranda on your arrival
  •     Revitalize and re-energize, with daily yoga, meditation, yogic relaxation and breathing techniques each morning and evening with a mix of yoga flows based on your needs and health conditions.
  •    3 meals and early morning tea
  •   Transfers to and from Mafia airport
  •    One daily boat excursion in Chole Bay can comprise any one of the following, depending on tides, weather, and availability: Snorkeling (including snorkel equipment); Chole Island (excluding $5 village levy); Kua Ruins; Blue Lagoon; Marimbani Sandbank; Fishermen Island; Sunset Cruise;
  •   Juice, infusion and bottled water
  •   Laundry (2 items per person per day)


  • Flights are not included. However the lodge will help you book the national flight to Mafia Island. Contact us
  • Marine Park fees** (20USD per person per day) to be paid cash or credit card upon your arrival at the Park’s entrance gate.
  •   Any other activities and/or equipment, which will be charged at normal rates
  •   Extra massage and yoga sessions offered by Leila to be paid cash or paypal to Orenda
  •   Final yoga / wellness consultation and a plan for the you take home
  •   Any beverages beside mineral water, infusion, juice
  •   Spa treatments from Alasiri Spa

** Marine Park Fees for Tanzanian national 2000 tsh per person per day

Your accommodation:

Exclusive and yet unpretentious, with a peaceful and private atmosphere, Pole Pole is perfect both for those looking for relaxation after a safari and for the ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, islets and sandbanks. Romantic without the clichés, it is a perfect honeymoon getaway thanks to its special inspired service.

Seven bungalow suites are subtly blended into a surrounding tropical landscape. Their verandas overlook Chole Bay’s infinite palette of blues, at the heart of Mafia Island Marine Park, with breathtaking views of surrounding islands.

Pole’s cuisine, highly praised by our widely international clientele, reflects diverse culinary and cultural influences, combining an Italian touch of class with local flavours and ingredients. Swahili dinners and tropical fruits and vegetables are enjoyed by our guests in the intimate atmosphere of the restaurant. Vegan meals are available upon request.

Pole Pole organizes a variety of activities and excursions. The Marine Park offers exquisite sites for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing and the occasion of visiting the local villages. Boat excursions and picnics in isolated islets, sandbanks or islands are arranged daily in accordance with the tidal patterns. In addition to the wonders of its reefs that make it a world-class diving destination, Mafia Island hosts the rare pleasure of swimming with whale sharks.

How to get there? There are many international flights to Dar es Salaam Tanzania. Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM, Swiss, Turkish Airlines. To reach Mafia Island there are daily flights from Dar es Salaam, which we will help you arrange through the lodge. Contact us for more information

More information on Mafia Island and how to get there

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