Mafia Island lying only 160 km south, remains virtually unknown. Previously poor communications with the mainland and being much lesser known than Zanzibar have kept Mafia ‘original’, although a steady trickle of visitors are unanimous in singing its praise. Mafia is one of the safest places in the Indian Ocean and there are no hustlers to spoil a holiday.
The Mafia Archipelago is scattered over the Indian Ocean 21 km off the Rufiji River Delta in central Tanzania. The largest of a score of islands, atolls and tidal sandbars, Mafia itself is approximately 50 km long by 15km across, and is surrounded by a barrier reef teeming with marine life. Almost half the coastline of Mafia, some 822km², has been gazetted a marine park by the Government. To date over 50 genera of corals, more than 460 species of fish and five different species of turtles have been recorded in the waters around Chole Bay.
Flight Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island
Your journey starts at Dar es Salaam domestic airport with a flight to Mafia Island. Upon arrival at Mafia Airport you will be collected and transfer to your hotel located on the wonderful coast of Mafia. Dinner and Overnight at mafia Island Lodge
Pure relaxation on Mafia Island. Diving and snorkeling can be organized direct with the hotel. Dinner and Overnight at Mafia Island Lodge
Flight Mafia Island to Dar es Salaam
After a leisurely breakfast at the lodge, slowly transfer to Mafia airport where you connect with your flight to Dar es Salaam, end of Service.
NOTE: Passengers should bring only soft sided bags on safaris. Baggage on Domestic flights is strictly limited to 15kgs per person (including hand luggage). Any excess cargo/baggage will be charged by the respective airlines at check-in counter at rate of $3.00 per 1kg