Mafia Island is a perfect escape from the fast pace and busy daily life. This island is still pure and untouched with no tarmac roads and few tourists. It’s like Zanzibar a few decades ago. The atmosphere is relaxed and the islanders are very friendly.
Rich coral reefs
Mafia is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago and surrounded by some of the richest coral reefs in the world. Almost half of Mafia’s coastline is part of Mafia Island Marine Park, a nature park, full of coral reef, mangrove forest and lagoons. This is the largest protected area in the Indian Ocean. The barrier reef, with 50 different corals and more than 460 species of fish, is a dream to divers and snorkelers. Mafia’s incredible and pure dive spots have remained a well-kept secret.
Dazzling marine life
Since much of the island is surrounded by mangroves, the deserted beaches are not as wide as the ones in Zanzibar, but still beautiful. The dazzling marine life is the main feature of the island. This is the place to spot humpback whales, turtles and the biggest fish on earth, the whale shark. Mafia Island is a unique place for travelers and honeymooners to unwind after their Tanzania Safari.
Contact us for a personal advice on how to incorporate Mafia Island into your safari itinerary. It is also possible to combine Mafia Island with a stay at Zanzibar Island or Pemba Island or a dream safari on the mainland.