Mafia Island

Mafia Island is Tanzania’s first Marine Park which consists of one large island 394 km² in size and other small ones like Chole Island 2 km.  Mafia Island lies on the southern part of Tanzania off the Rufiji River. It is 30 miles from north to south, and up to ten miles in width. The soil of Mafia is mostly sandy and the terrain is flat. On the eastern shores there is some coral rocks. Mafia Island is part of the Tanzanian Spice Islands.

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Snorkeling
  • Exploring the offshore islands
  • Scuba divers
  • Relaxation

What to see:

  • Mangroves
  • Sea-grass beds
  • Coral reefs
  • Inter-tidal reef flats
  • Lagoons
  • Coastal forest

When to go
Visit through out the year apart from the rainy seasons of April and May

By air: Take a flight from Zanzibar heading south which takes 30 minutes

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