Butiama Beach Hotel

This quiet and relaxing hotel in Butiama Beach on the coast of Mafia Island has 7 large rooms, all brightly decorated with regional furnishings such as hand-woven materials and furniture made from recycled traditional dhow boats.

At the heart of the hotel is a wonderful bar and restaurant offering a wide selection of drinks (including many cocktails) and a variety of delicious meals, including exotic fruits and freshly caught fish. Butiama Beach is a fantastic place for travelers who want to take boat trips to see (or even swim with) the giant whale sharks that populate certain areas of the Mafia Island coast every December and March and feed on the plankton found there.

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Location: Near the ‘capital’ Kilindoni on the island Mafia

Capacity: 7 large rooms

Known for: Luxury Lodge with homemade soap

Tanzania Experts Tier: Gold

Website: butiamabeach.com