Whilst filming at the Kilindi eco-resort, our camera man got some unexpected assistance from one of the locals! As you can see, this chap seems to have a natural flare for framing a shot, giving our regular camera man a little time to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities. Back to work now please!
Our production team are off again, shooting even more fantastic examples of Weird & Wonderful Hotels.
Despite their camera equipment raising a few eyebrows at Tanzanian customs, the team managed to make it safely to Chole Mjini where they enjoyed a night in one of their fabulous tree houses. Nothing like waking up to the dawn chorus just a few feet from your bed!
Chole Mjini is located 100 Km south of Zanzibar on the tiny island of Mafia. But don’t worry, you won’t be sleeping with the fishes here or waking up with a horses head in your bed!
Instead you’ll be roosting in one of seven rustic tree-houses, and enjoying a truly back-to-basics lifestyle. Shed your inhibitions (and clothes) in one of the open air showers, but leave your hairdryer at home because there’s no electricity here!
A you might expect from a tree house hotel, bird watching is excellent at Chole Mjini. You’ll also get the rare opportunity to observe the local population of giant Madagascan bats. No need to pack your garlic though, we’re told they’d rather nibble on fruit than your neck!
For the owners of Kilindi, creating an ecological hotel was such an obvious thing to do, that they coined the phrase ‘logically-eco’. Whatever way you describe it, there’s no doubt that this is a very special place.
Guests can stay in one of 15 beautiful domed pavilions which collect rainwater and store it beneath your sleeping area. The water is later distributed throughout the lush tropical gardens via a network of cascading pools.
At Kilindi you won’t find your room decorated with quaint knick-knacks. Instead they let the beautiful natural surroundings do the talking. Each pavilion has been designed to maximise light, space and pay homage to the stunning views.