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Mafia Island Underwater

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4DAYS

Starting from

$450

Tanzania's First Marine Park

Unspoilt coral reefs around the Mafia island makes it perfect for diving, snorkeling, deep-sea and fishing. Uncrowded magnificent beaches of Mafia are welcoming for relaxing vacation.
Explore the incredibly diverse marine and terrestrial ecosystems with miles and miles of white beach & clear waters. Mafia is renowned as an excellent world-class diving destination with some of the richest reefs in the world,
Mafia is renowned as an excellent world-class diving destination with some of the richest reefs in the world, The Park covers the Southern part of Mafia Island and includes the inhabited islands of Chole, Juani Jibondo and Bwejuu and several uninhabited islets and the associated waters.
Mafia Island and its chain of small islets lie approximately 120 km south of Dar es Salaam and 20 km offshore from the eastern extent of the Rufiji is one of the largest delta systems in Africa. To the east of Mafia Island is the Indian Ocean. The main island of Mafia is about 48 km long and 17 km wide at its widest point. Several smaller islands and islets are scattered to the west and south.
.  Tanzania’s first Marine Park
. Pristine, Unspoilt and overall un-crowded beaches for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing etc.
. Deeper channels around the island are renowned for world class deep sea fishing.
. Unspoilt coral reefs gives makes it one of the best dive sites in the world.
. Un-crowded beaches remain a popular breeding grounds for giant and green turtles.
. Very clear waters giving very good under water visibility for diving and snorkeling activities.
. Historical architecture-mosques, buildings dating back to the eighth century.
. Historically was a hub for ancient trade between the Far East and East Africa.
. Over 120 different species of birds.

WHEN TO GO
The climate is Coastal with temperatures ranging from 20C to 34C. 2 Main rainy seasons; short rains in November-December and longer rains from March-May
Best time is from June to October as these are the coolest months. 

ACTIVITIES
. World class scuba diving and snorkeling
. Deep sea fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, wind surfing.
. Boat excursions and picnics on sand bars, kayak to mangrove forests and visit       lagoons.
. Sail with local fisherman in their traditional dhows and experience traditional “Swahili”    cuisine and lifestyle.
. See traditional boat (dhows) building activities.
. Tour the island on bicycles.
. Birding and guided walks through traditional villages.
. Visit historical ruins dating back to 15th and 8th century. Tour the island on bicycles.
. Birding and guided walks through traditional villages.
. Visit historical ruins dating back to 15th and 8th century.



Day 01

Arrive at Nyerere international airport after clearance of immigration formalities; you will be met by our officer at the arrival door, greeted and transferred to city center.
Dinner and Overnight at Chelsea Hotel-BB 


Day 02

After breakfast fly to Mafia Island, arrive at Mafia Airport; you will met by our officer at arrival door, greeted and transferred to the hotel.
Dinner and Overnight at Didimiza Villa-FB



Day 03

After breakfast pickup for half day beach walks an opulent lunch served at Didimiza villa, whale shark safari(possible during March and sunset cruise)
Dinner and Overnight at Chelsea Hotel-BB 


Day 04

In the morning/late afternoon depending on the flight schedule, transfer to Mafia airport for flight to Dar es Salaam in corresponded destination. 



Our Net rates are as follows

Each of1 Pax2 Pax-----
USD450550-----




Our Price Includes

. Guides in the Island
. Transport during Mafia stay
. Accommodation
. Meals



Our Price Excludes

. Tips for your guide
. Flights
. Laundry
. Marine park fee 25$ per person
. Anything of personal nature