The concept behind Chole Mjini Lodge was to build something simple yet at the same time elegant and comfortable. The goal was to create a lodge appropriate for the location, which blended in with the bush, the ruins and the mangrove forest and be open to nature but still secure and able to withstand the occasional tropical storms. In a tree house one can have privacy without having solid walls. No one can see into the houses from the ground and the absence of walls lets the Kaskazi wide pass through the houses during the warmer months. As a result we enjoy cool nights almost all year round without a/c or fans and all the houses face slightly East of North for this very reason.