Sun, safari, sea & snorkeling!

January 20 2016


While Zanzibar has become a popular tourist resort, Mafia Island lying only 160 km south, remains virtually unknown. Renowned as an excellent world-class diving destination with some of the richest reefs in the world, Mafia Island has incredibly diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems with miles and miles of white beach & clear waters just waiting to be explored.

Pole Pole Bungalows located on Mafia Island are perfect both for those looking for relaxation after a safari and for the ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, islets and sandbanks. Exclusive and yet unpretentious, with a peaceful and private atmosphere, Pole Pole is perfect both for those looking for relaxation after a safari and for the ocean-lovers who just can’t get enough of diving, sailing, islets and sandbanks. Romantic without the clichés, it is a perfect honeymoon getaway thanks to its special inspired service.

Yoga Retreats

Pole Pole's philosophy is founded on natural rhythms, harmony with its surrounds, and the soothing ebb and flow of the ocean - and as such, we've always felt that it is quintessentially made for yoga. We're therefore delighted to announce Pole Pole are joining hands with Orenda Retreats whose founder, Leila, will be bringing offerings of yoga and meditation to guests.

The philosophy of the retreats...

Pole Pole retreats accommodate any level of yogic experience, and are designed for anyone looking to unwind and take a breather from life's stresses. In Swahili, 'pumzi' means 'breath', and 'pumzika' means 'relax'... In other words, the root of relaxation is breath. Through gentle yogic flow, pranayama and meditation, participants will enter into a natural rhythm of regeneration and balance. The daily practice during the retreat will develop and refine inner awareness, with a focus on letting go through both movement and stillness.

The program...

Pole Pole offer three-day or five-day retreats. A typical day includes two yoga sessions, as well as meditation, kriya, pranayama, mandala beach meditation, yogic relaxation... All supplemented by delicious healthful food and herbal infusions, plus plenty of scope for island exploration.

Optional extras...

  • Leila is available for private consultations, personalised yoga sessions, and sublime Thai massages.
  • Enjoy a fabulous range of activities: diving, snorkelling, sandbank picnics, sundowner sailing trips... Mafia's beauty yields up a wealth of options to explore.

Please contact us for more information >

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