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Mange Sandbank

A true robinson crusoe experience with a dash of barefoot luxury!

Important details

  • Duration: Full day
  • Price: $77 pp
  • Minimum 6 pax
  • Only possible on low tide and with good weather
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Additional information

Mange sandbank is the most pristine patch of pure, white sand, exposed only on the low tide, surrounded by tropical reefs teaming with colourful corals and fish.
A Mange sandbank excursion is essentially a day at sea. A combination of navigating the Southern frontier of Mafia’s archipelago, exploring an untouched sand island and its surrounding underwater scenery.
This memorable adventure is planned as a full day at sea, usually departing around 8am and returning in the early evening. The journey to and from the sandbank is around one and a half hours away. The boat trip allows you the opportunity to feast on the beautiful views that the Southern side of Mafia harbors, settle back and read a book and quite often watch dolphins put on a playful display alongside you.
Before descending onto your private island for the day, take a moment to explore Mange reef either on scuba or by snorkel. Once you arrive at the sandbank the team will set up a shaded area for you to retreat under and start to BBQ up some fish in true Swahili fashion. The sandbank boasts incredibly clear, aquamarine waters, perfect for a pre and post lunch swim. There are also a nice collection of coral bommies to be explored just metres from the sandy shores.
Eventually, mother nature claims back her prized possesion, as the ocean swallows up your home for the afternoon, you lazily retreat to the dhow for a beautiful journey back to Mafia Island. A true robinson crusoe experience with a dash of barefoot luxury.

Mange Sandbank

Mafia Island