10 Reasons to Visit Mikindani

Mikindani is a beautiful Swahili town with a unique history on the Indian Ocean but there’s even more to it than first meets the eye.  Here are 10 reasons to visit Mikindani, book your holiday now! Stay in a National Monument The Old Boma Hotel was originally a German fort built in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It […]

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What is ‘sustainable tourism’?

One question often asked within the industry and by guests is ‘what is sustainable tourism?’  Different organisations define this differently, and not always very succinctly, but they all agree that sustainable tourism is the concept of visiting a place as a tourist and trying to make only a positive impact on the environment, society and economy. This is exactly what […]

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Lonely Planet: “Beautiful Hotel”

We’ve got another fantastic review, this time from the travel experts at Lonely Planet, who describe our beautiful hotel, The Old Boma, as a “beautifully restored building on a breezy hilltop overlooking the town and Mikindani Bay.  It offers spacious, atmospheric, high-ceilinged doubles and the closest to top-end standards that you’ll find in these parts.  There’s a sunset terrace overlooking […]

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Best Hotel in Southern Tanzania

It’s official, we’re the best hotel in southern Tanzania.  The latest edition of Rough Guide to Tanzania describes The Old Boma as “southern Tanzania’s best hotel by miles, with bags of atmosphere, outstanding accommodation, and a wide range of excursions“.   Thank you Rough Guide for recognising our high standards and well done to all our staff who work hard […]

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Spa Treatments in the Mtwara Region

If you’re looking for spa treatments in the Mtwara region, look no further. The brand new Afya Spa here at Mikindani’s Old Boma hotel is the region’s finest health treatment centre. We’ve sent staff to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar to be especially trained in specific treatments and we’ve created a tranquil, comfortable new treatment room to enable guests and […]

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