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Butiama Bustani Hotel Tours

Named after its own pleasant garden setting, Butiama, meaning “garden” in Kiswahili, sits on Magemani “Cliff-Top” on the West Coast of Mafia Island, a quiet area overlooking the Indian Ocean. The 10 rooms are nestled into the stunning gardens, in close proximity to local amenities. Butiama Bustani Hotel is situated close to Kilindoni main town on the edge of the Marine Park. It is a 5-minute drive from Mafia Airstrip.


Comfortable Accommodation

Butiama Bustani Hotel consists of comfy double and twin rooms each furnished with locally made furniture. The verandah is adorned with comfortable chairs where you can sit and enjoy spectacular views of the swimming pool and the garden as the evening draws on sunset. The rooms are all air-conditioned with a TV, and an en-suite bathroom.


Modern restaurant and Bar

Butiama Hotel is based on bed and breakfast board basis and lunch and dinner can be ordered from their restaurant which has an a-la-carte menu with a wide selection of dishes and views of the Indian Ocean.


Large and Stunning Swimming Pool

At the centre of the beautiful Butiama Hotel Gardens is the large swimming pool perfectly located for guests to cool down after basking in the glorious African sun. Take a dip in the pool and relax on the poolside chairs in good company of a refreshing cold drink in your palms. Scuba diving lessons are also organized in the pool if you want to give it a try.


  • Lush green scenery and best sunsets
  • Flowers and birds galore
  • Few tourists
  • Cheaper rates


  • Beautiful green scenery after rains
  • Fantastic photography opportunities
  • Dry weather
  • Mild temperatures


  • Warm/hot temperatures
  • Best for snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing
  • Whale watching
  • Dry weather

Category Ranges:
$: USD 0 – USD250/pppn
$$: USD 251 – USD600/pppn
$$$: USD 601 – USD1,000/pppn
$$$$: USD1,001+/pppn

The price categories give you an idea of the nightly cost per person for this accommodation.

  • Advanced Open Water Course

    Thank you so much for the great time the beautiful dives and the helpful instructions and advices during the advanced open water course! It was the most beautiful dive place i have ever been too! Also the surroundings, accommodations and food was great.

    Super friendly staff and a special thanks to Abou!

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • A resort for total relaxation

    The resort is for total relaxation – beach life, sits on sofa by the beach chilling. You can go on excursion/ diving trips with the resort. At times I found it hard to book excursion to fit in with the scuba diving since its highly dependent on tides. Resort itself is lovely with a great view at the ocean front. Room itself is really good, spacious and clean. The bed is really comfortable! Food is surprisingly delicious! Staffs are really nice and helpful. Find it quite surprising that you need to pay for water and WIFI despite it is not a cheap resort.

    A TripAdvisor Member
  • Lovely Place

    I stayed 5 nights in a tent and I loved every minute of my stay. Even before arriving, communication with the hotel was great & they were extremely helpful throughout. The tents are nice, comfy beds, cleaned daily & sprayed for mosquitoes every evening. The facilities were close & always clean. The food was always great! I cannot thank Simon especially & the whole team for making this such a pleasant stay. I‘m pretty sure i‘ll be back!

    A TripAdvisor Member

Fast Facts

  • Location: Mafia Island, Tanzania
  • Internet connection:WiFi
  • Fans/Air ConAircon
  • Number of rooms:10 rooms
  • Child policy:Children of all ages are welcome
  • Swimming poolYes

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