Bweni Village and Ras Mkumbi – North Mafia Island
BWENI VILLAGE and RAS MKUMBI
Located at Bweni Village near the northern tip of Mafia is a lovely promontory called Ras Bweni. “Ras” stands for peninsula, and from here one has a fine view of the superb sunsets over the Rufiji Delta and the moon rising over the Indian Ocean.
North Mafia Island, BWENI
This part of Mafia is where the beautiful beaches have been formed. In contrast the Chole Bay side of Mafia is superb for diving and snorkelling.
The stunning feature of the location is the beach stretching away in both directions, all yours….the sand is white and pure and one can always swim, despite tidal changes. And the complete isolation from any other tourist facility or commercial activity of any kind. Solitude, nature, complete relaxation.
THE LIGHTHOUSE AT RAS MKUMBI
A visit to the lighthouse will allow you to see far to the south over the Mlola Forest, protected for its vegetation and wildlife, including Sykes monkeys.
There are magnificent baobabs in the north of Mafia, especially at Ras Mkumbi (the northern tip of the island, just beyond Bweni village.
Tourist facilities – Lua Cheia beach camp.
There are six large tents under thatched “bandas” with verandahs leading directly onto the beach. The site faces north-west and take advantage of the sea breezes during the hot-season as well as the marvellous evening sunsets over the Selous and Rufiji Delta. Each room is equipped with a separate en-suite bathroom constructed in concrete block and equipped with solar-heated water and solar lighting. There are even fans powered by solar collectors to keep you cool at night .
For more information visit Lua Cheia Beach camp website.