|Questions and Answers
M20959 is located on one of the most beautiful and still unspoiled corners of the world - the Kilwa beach. The Lodge has been conceived to offer the visitor a unique sensation of peace and privacy.
1. How long has the business been operating and how did it start?
M20959 was built in 2007 by two Italian brothers, as the materialization of a dream of two guys that have grown up in Africa, and since when they were small kids, and wanted to do something together with the people of this wonderful continent. Needless to say that it has been challenging and sometimes really difficult, but the results are exactly what it was meant to be. Looking around at M20959 you will see nothing common, nothing that you can find elsewhere, no corners, just round shaped 30 to 45 square meters bungalows, and only six of them, in a piece of land that could host so many, and an open bar with a deck right on the beach.
2. What is your company's mission?
The mission of the M20959 is to make a dream real for our guests just the same as it is for us. We want to take care of you letting you feel at home, in a friendly and informal ambiance, where you can find Italian cuisine and wines, smiling people and taste a peaceful corner of paradise on earth. Italian style, African atmosphere, a good level of comforts, sharing with you the wonders of a stunning piece of Indian Ocean is also out mission, as we want all to see how fantastic is the place where we decided to start our dream to become real.
3. What does your company specialize in?
M20959 is specialized in making you feel as part of our family. Services wise, the diving services are our key for you to experience the stunning wonders of under water life. We have brand new equipment, for 15+ divers, a 11 mt. boat with double engine and a smaller one, PADI certified staff able to guide you through the reef, caves, and walls, or to allow you to get the PADI certifications if you are not yet familiar with diving. Something which is really appreciated by all our friends is the restaurant, where you can taste Italian recipes based on fresh fish and sea food delivered on a daily basis by our fiends fishing in the area.
4. Who is the founder or owner of the company and briefly describe his/her past activities?
The founders are two Italian brothers, a manager and a biologist. In the past we had experience as launching and running a famous restaurant in Nairobi, another in Mexico City, the management of a family owned property in south of Italy where we produce oranges, grapes, and where we offer hospitality to friends and visitors. Now there is only one brother left, but the spirit is the same, we love this place! And new fiends are joining us, as the current managers.
5. What is your most popular travel package and why?
The travel package we find most appreciated by our guests is the safari & sea. We have partners offering accommodation in the Selous Game Reserve, personalized transportation, by plane or 4X4, and together with them we build packages for letting people experience the savannah, the famous wild life of this Country, together with a period of relax at our Lodge, some excursions as the hippo cruise, the Kilwa Kisiwani ruins (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and spending time together in the open bar right on the beach.
Another package that is very common is the package for divers, where we combine our hospitality with the sound capability of the Diving centre. In 8 – 10 days we go for 5 or 6 double dives, exploring the wonders we have spotted in this magnificent Ocean, in the vicinity of the Bay, in Kilwa Masoko.
6. What is the best compliment you received from a client?
We received many compliments, many of them related to the style of our hospitality, friendly and professional, about the restaurant, and so many about the diving organization and the quality of the dives we propose. People that have been spending time with us at Kimbilio retain the souvenir of an experience, not just a vacation, and this is what we are looking for. Leave with you something that you bring for the rest of your life.