Our first employees
We started with just a handful of employees in the beginning. Most of them still work with us today. We wanted Mahali to become an integral part of the local economy. To achieve this we work hand in hand with local initiatives and we employ local staff to make sure everybody benefits.
Our first guests
We were just finished with some of the rooms, when we welcomed our very first guests. It was so exciting and we were all so happy! Our believe was and still is: friendliness goes a long way. You will be greeted with a smile and we will try our best to fulfill your every wish.
First team day
We want to know exactly what we offer our guests so to experience some of the activities we put our Mahali team on a big bus and traveled to Upendo and The Rock to have lunch. Afterwards we watched the splendid sunset in Michamvi.
Christmas @ Mahali
Most of our staff is Muslim but there are also a few Christians who celebrate Christmas. Mahali is like a big melting pot and we celebrate all the holidays together. During our first holiday season in Zanzibar we played Christmas music and decorated a Christmas tree. For some it was the first time in their life!
Our first Eid in Zanzibar was the end of Ramadhan. It was a completely new and exciting cultural experience for us. We celebrated it with delicious Biryani (a local food) and sodas.