"Chole Mjini is quite simply one of the most unusual and special places that we know. And it is eco-tourism for real... one of the most memorable and fabulous things you will ever do in your life." - Africa Travel Resource




Chole Mjini was never meant to be a hotel, and it isn't. It is a castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat appealing to a specific kind of person; one who appreciates a return to simple luxuries that reawaken the senses, rather than the predictable comforts of room service and airconditioning. As such it produces a wide variety of responses - visit tripadvisor to find out more.

Anne and Jean (right, with their children, both of whom were raised on Chole) simply wanted to create the kind of place they would have been happy to discover. Click below for Jean's amusing account on how it happened.