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Karibu Ushongo,

Mike Fritsi, host of Mikes Beach Cottages
Your host Mike Fritsi

Pangani & Ushongo beach with its miles long deserted beaches, the crystal-clear water, sunshine almost all year round and the beautiful landscape inland is my home turf. It is a pleasure to welcome you in our small resort called Mike’s Beach Cottages.

Sisal plantations, the “white gold of Africa” formed the wealth of this region and it brought also my swiss father to Tanzania. I grew up on Mwera Estate, then one of the biggest Sisal plantations worldwide, near Ushongo Beach. It’s beach and the Indian ocean were my weekend playground, and already as a child, I dreamed of owning my proper resort here.

The downfall of the Sisal industry in Tanzania brought also hardship to my family. At some point, the palm trees at the Beach and the stars of Africa’s sky became my rooftop and I had to move further north. I spent several years of my youth as a Captain on Deep-Sea fishing charters in Kenya. Deep-sea fishing in the rich waters before East Africa became my passion. I would love to welcome you on a fishing trip on my boat the “Sea Wolf” or a Tanzania Safari, highly rated on TripAdvisor, who knows maybe you will be lucky and catch a Marlin or Tuna?

Deep-sea fishing is not only my passion, but it was also the foundation of Mike’s Beach Cottages. When I started to build this secluded resort, I build every brick with my own hands. Every fishing trip was literally one more bag of cement which helped me build the resort cottage by cottage. Our impressive Beach Restaurant was manually built without any crane, I hope you will enjoy our delicious local kitchen, or Pizza made in the only real Pizza Oven in Ushongo. Since we are a small establishment and the best food is always fresh, please order in advance so we can check availability with the local fishermen.

Please enjoy your stay here, relax and explore this fantastic landscape. On this website, I have collected some of my personal recommendations for activities in Ushongo. Our staff in our Beach Restaurant will help you organize whatever your heart desires. If you like it here, please let your friends know on Facebook, Instagram, and TripAdvisor.

Asante kwa kutumia muda na sisi.

Mike Fritsi