MAFIA ISLAND

Tanzania’s first Marine Park, gazetted in 1995 Deeper channels around the island are renowned for world class deep sea fishing. Unspoilt coral reefs gives 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.

Contact

P.O BOX 694, MOROGORO TANZANIA

info@safarispartners.com

+255 768 141 516

 

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