Luxury villa to rent in Tanzania, Mafia Island

Tanzania, Mafia Island, Thanda Island This is your Private Island, Coral Reef and Villa. Enjoy resting, rejuvenating and exploring your own entirely private paradise.

Villa Information:

Sleeps: 10 Adults and 9 children (sharing with adults). There is further accommodation, for up to eight adults, in two traditional Tanzanian Bandas (double-story beach chalets). Further guests can be accommodated on request.

Price Guide 2020:
US$25,000 per night minimum 5 night stay US$125,000 includes local tax at 18%.

• 5 en suite king-size bedrooms
• 2 Traditional Tanzanian bandas with 2 king-size double en suite bedrooms in each  (on-request at extra charge)

• Inclusive of all meals and selected drinks
• Chef
• Butler
• Hostess
• Housekeeper
• Waiters
• Cocktail Barman
• Boatmen
• Snorkelling and Dive Instructor
• Spa treatments
• Swimming with whale sharks (October - March)
• Yoga

• Glass infinity swimming pool
• WiFi
• Al fresco dining/BBQ and cocktail bar
• Pizza oven
• Outdoor baths and showers
• Copper beach baths
• Bose music system
• Air-conditioned gym
• Tennis court (also for evening play)
• Stargazer
• Sailing boats
• Snorkelling equipment
• Deep sea fishing boat
• Fishing equipment
• Jet skis
• Kayaks/Stand-up pedal boards
• Water skis/wake-boards/tubes
• Helicopter pad

• Direct flight to Julius Nyerere International Airport, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
• Chartered flight to Mafia Island from Dar es Salaam 30mins
• Boat charter from Mafia Island to Thanda Island 30-45 mins
• Helicopter direct from Dar es Salaam to Thanda Island 45mins

Thanda Island

Beach house romance, nostalgia and East African elegance personify this villa on Thanda Island, designed for a perfect summer in coastal whites, greens and blues.

The owners of the island built the villa as their own discreet, sumptuous retreat and private playground. It offers an expansive living area featuring everything you would want from an extravagant beach house, including an indoor aquarium, Steinway grand piano, wine collection, cigar humidor, glass infinity swimming pool and wrap-around dining area with its 180-degree view of the ocean. They have included personal touches such as romantic copper beach baths as well as an al fresco/outdoor BBQ, cocktail bar and pizza oven. Whilst off the grid and 100% self-sufficient, the villa has WiFi and mobile phone reception.

Five air-conditioned bedroom suites with comfortable king-sized beds lead directly onto the beach with its silken white sands. If required, further beds for additional children can be set up in the bedroom suites. 

In addition, Thanda Island has two traditional Tanzanian Bandas, designed to match the Thanda Island style. They each have a king-sized bedroom and en-suite bathroom on the ground floor and first floor. Beautiful, locally hand-carved furniture and fabrics from Mafia Island, in soft, natural colours have been selected. The Bandas offer a wonderful feeling of island living with exquisite views. This is Robinson Crusoe with WiFi and champagne!

Looking after your every need on Thanda Island is a select team dedicated entirely to you, including your own Executive Head Chef, Butler, Hostess, Housekeeper, Waiters, Cocktail Barman, Boatmen, Snorkelling Guide and Dive Instructor. It’s your Private Island, Coral Reef and Villa.


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