Location: Pole Pole is situated on the beach in the Chole Bay area, near Utende village on the southeast coast of the Mafia Island, 20 minute drive from Kilindoni and Mafia airstrip, and about 30 minutes by light aircraft from Dar es Salaam and 45 minutes from the Selous and Zanzibar Island.

Accommodation: Pole Pole has 7 bungalow suites, perfectly blended with the surrounding tropical garden, overlooking Chole Bay. The rooms are furnished with carved and antique pieces featuring twin and double beds and space for an extra bed.  Each room has en suite bathroom, a large private verandahs furnished with a Zanzibari bed, chairs, table and an armchair, two ceiling fans one on the verandah and one in the bedroom. Two bungalows are ‘family’ type with two rooms separated by the bathroom and a small corridor for privacy.

Facilities & Services: The cuisine is a combination of diverse culinary traditions and cultures, with an Italian style touch of class. Most of the food is organically grown and bought on the island to help fishermen and farmers benefit from tourism development. Activities include scuba diving & snorkeling in the marine park, sailing and visiting the local villages, boat excursions and picnics to isolated islets, sandbanks or islands every day, according to the tide. Other facilities include laundry, a library, a massage centre, hair dryer & safety box available from reception.