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Stunning Location and a Special Place where to Stay

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 fine views of the sweeping bay and palm-fringed beaches, superb sunsets over the Rufiji Delta and the moon rising over the Indian Ocean.

ANGEL’S BEACH, 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. A journey to the north takes the visitor to a completely different part of Mafia that is quite another world of vegetation, beaches and activities.

The stunning feature of the location is the nearly 3 km of 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.

FACILITIES

We have kept the site as simple and undisturbed as possible while providing all the necessary comforts. Furnished in Africanised Bali Style The wooden floors of the bar and restaurant,  the antique and dhow-wood furniture and the soft sand under your tent floors conspire to give the “barefoot” experience we want our guests to enjoy.

ROOMS

We have six large tents under thatched “bandas” with verandahs leading directly onto the beach Facing north-west and take advantage of the sea breezes during the hot-season as well as the marvelous sunsets. Each room is equiped with  a complete bathroom with solar showers.

FOOD

Served always from the barbecue. Freshly-cooked seafood, chicken or meat barbecue off the charcoal grill, accompanied by a wide selection of salads and antipasti (we accommodate special dietary requirements)
We serve an English style breakfast with fresh fruit, fruit juice, home-made yoghurt and muesli, cereals and toast  Each room has its own tea/coffee service. In the evening the waiters will take the order for morning tea/coffee service in the rooms. Coffee and tea are available in the restaunrate at all other hours on a self-service basis.

ACTIVITIES

The stunning feature of the location is the nearly 3 km of beach stretching away in both directions…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.

OTHERS

We maintain a lockup safe for guests, who are requested to deposit wallets, tickets and any other valuables with the manager for safe-keeping. Lua Cheia employs day and night watchmen. They are thorough and reliable, as well as unobtrusive to guests; i.e. there is no apparent security “issue”

We have a well-stocked medical and first aid cabinet and staff fully trained in medic first aid for general application .The diagnostic facilities at the Mafia District Hospital  (40 minutes by truck) are surprisingly good and include a laboratory expert in identifying malaria, radiology and ultrasound.

Rates & Payments

We cannot accept payments by credit card or traveller’s cheque for amounts less than US$ 100. We will also make a service charge of 5% for the use of VISA & MASTERCARD card or traveller’s cheques (which are discounted in Tanzania); we regret this but we have many taxes to pay (over 30 including 20% VAT !!) and experience very high operating costs due to our remote location. We must remain competitive and keep our prices reasonable and in line with other seaside destinations, so our profit margins do not allow the luxury of losing another 5% in commissions and bank charges. We are also unable to confirm VISA card payments electronically so we bear a very high risk.

Cancellation Policy

30 days before arrival 10% cancellation fee
Less than 30 days prior to arrival 100% cancellation fee

TRANSFERS:

Let us know if you need flights from Dar to Mafia (10.30/15.00) and return from Mafia (12.30/15.45). The price p/person p/way is U$D110 + U$D 5 airport taxes (Coastal Airline).

From the airport to Lua Cheia camp (Bweni North Mafia) costs U$D 120.00 p/way p/car and is 1 hour (55KM).

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  • David G

    please keep this place as it is!! you don’t want another Zanzibar in Bweni. I will go back some day: Bweni have a special charm… regards to all the amazing staff at Lua Cheia.
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    • mafiaisland

      This is our main objective, we´ll try to keep as it is today…All our best!!

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