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Home for the whale sharks 

Safari.  Beach.  Culture. Adventures. Incentives.  Climbing & Trekking


Mafia Island is located in the Magnificent southern circuit of Tanzania and Zanzibar and is part of a fascinating array of parks, wildlife reserves and Indian Ocean islands. Mafia is a blessed and recognized as a home of hundreds of whale sharks. They are the biggest recorded fish in the ocean globally. A whale shark can measure up to 18 meters long and weigh more than 20 tons.


The best way to reach the Mafia Island

By air direct to Dar es Salaam International airport or Abeid Amani Karume international airport (ZNZ). Catch a flight to Mafia airport from Dar es Salaam airport, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro airport, Arusha, and National Park



 The best season starting in June to March, at the related climatic features can be described as follows:


June: Cool and dry

July: Cool but windy

August to October: Cool, dry season with pleasant temperatures and excellent weather

November: Short rains, but often unreliable


December-Earl to March: Hot season, mainly dry with showers and increasing humidity

April-May: Long rains, very wet, heavy downpours lasting all day


Mafia Island has wide-ranging beach accommodation, from Chole Mjini's tree-house experience, Eco-Shamba Kilole Lodge, Butiama beach Hotel, Meremeta Bungalow Lodge, Kinasi Lodge's stone walled cottages, Pole Pole's rusting bungalow suites to Mafia Island Lodge's values guest rooms



Mafia served as an important stop on the trade route between East Asia and the Swahili coastline. During medieval times, it was part of the powerful Kilwa Sultanate and vendors came to sell products from the Tanzanian mainland and the neighboring islands of Zanzibar, Pemba, Comoros and Madagascar to buyers from across the Arabian Sea.

Beach Holiday

As a best therapy for your Mind, Body and Mind, while close your eyes, relax and let your mind's eye take you to a beautiful white-sand beach, 


Mafia Historical tour

Several sites of historic ruins lie within the marine park area, some dating back to the C 13th. Mafia Island’s separation from the mainland and its freedom from industrial development have ensured that its surrounding waters are some of the least contaminated in Tanzania.



Mafia is an excellent world-class diving destination with some of the richest reefs in the world


More Tour from Mafia Island

  • Budget & Luxury beach Holiday

  • Spa treatments, Sunset dhow cruise,

  • Swim and snorkel with whale sharks

  • Sport fishing, Cruising, Swimming, sun-bathing, snorkeling and Turtle-hatching season from July to September

  • Village tour, Historical & slave market tour, Light sport Fishing, road excursions

  • 1Nights/2 Days Safari to/from Mikumi National Park

  • 3Nights/4Days Fly in/fly out at Serengeti National Park 

  • 2Nights/3 Days Safari bound/departing from Nyerere National Park.

Image by Tamanna Rumee

Karibu Home of Whale Shark


5 Days Beach Holiday After Safari 

4 Nights Safari: From $ 985 to $ 1508 pp. Include flight & airport transfer

Day 1.  Off to Zanzibar Island after Safari 

Day 2. Start in Historical Stone town & Spice tour Tour

Day 3. Zanzibar Beach Holiday 

Day 4. Zanzibar Beach Holiday 

Day 5. Departure 

Bush Safari to Beach 

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