why eco shamba kilole lodge?

Eco Lodge is not for Everybody……

What They Say about us

"Have you ever heard somebody tell a story about a place they traveled 20 years ago before it was crowded.... and wondered what it would be like to experience one of those places yourself? Well, folks, here it is.
Mafia Island is beautiful and remote (but honestly not that difficult to get to)"

Miskaki at Shamba Kilole eco lodge
Drinks at Raha Veranda
Cigale with Coconut Sauce

Our Goals

Eco Lodge is a choice for life

Nenc Certificate

First Certified Ecolodge in Mafia Island Marine Park


Full Commitment to Low Impact and Local Community Development

Phyto depuration plant

Phyto remediation water treatment


Phytodepuration Plant for all the wasting of Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge

Fruit of Mafia Island

Eco Cuisine


Our Delicious Meals are prepared with Local Products mainly coming from Mafia Island

Organic Agriculture

Farming at Shamba Kilole Eco Lodge
  • Organic agriculture is a holistic production management system which enhances agro-ecosystem health.
  • Utilizing both traditional and scientific knowledge. Organic agricultural systems rely on ecosystem management rather than external agricultural inputs. Organic agriculture prohibits the use of synthetic chemicals and genetically modified organisms and builds on the management skills of the farmer and includes social standards.
  • Organic agriculture is cheap and sustainable production method especially for East African farmers’ majority. Organic Farmers produce organic products without causing health or environment damage.

Semi-dry phytodepuration

This is a Semi-Dry Phytodepuration Management System maintained with an endemic plant: using a reed (Phragmites Australis)
in Dry Phytodepuration Systems the filtration bed slope should be rather low at the exit of wastewater stream and the filter bed

  • Semi-Dry Phytodepuration Management System maintained with an endemic plant: using a reed (Phragmites Australis).
  • In Dry Phytodepuration Systems the filtration bed slope should be rather low at the exit of wastewater stream and the filter bed should not be too distant, allowing the plants roots to reach the wastewater.
  • The basin bottom has to be totally impermeabilized. The basin banks have a little slope to facilitate maintenance operations and plants growth and to reduce erosion.
  • Learning from previous experiences of similar initiatives (already experimented with the dry Phytodepuration system built by the Residential House); the result of the depuration is of 98%.
All hosting account usage is offset by 300% in renewable energy credits! Choose GreenGeeks
Francesca & Jini

We cannot love everybody, but we can love and care for anybody.

“The trees, plants, animals, insects, air and water quality are at the mercy of our sensitivity. And while they do not speak in the language of the real estate, finance or legal contracts, their voices are nonetheless valuable”.

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