DESCRIPTION Chole Mjini is a jungle-island fantasy-getaway, tucked away among historic ruins on Chole Island, situated in the middle of the Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania, East Africa. After moving to Chole island in 1996 the owners Anne and Jean started to construct something simple yet at the same time elegant and comfortable. While they wanted it to reflect themselves, at the same time they wanted it to be appropriate to the site and blend in with the bush, ruins and mangrove forest, be open to nature but still secure and able to withstand the occasional tropical storm. Each tree house took from six months to a year to complete because they were built completely by hand, using traditional tools and utilizing materials sourced only from traders living on Chole. Slowly but surely the houses took shape, and four years later was ready to receive its first guests.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.