Mafia Island

Safari Itineraries with Beach Holidays in Dar-es-Salaam, Pangani, Mafia and Spicy Island of Zanzibar...

Mafia Island is the quintessential scuba divers retreat. A small island just off the mainland, it was rather inaccessible until recently when scheduled charter flights began. With only two tourist lodges on the island, you can rest assured that you will not be confronted with an influx of tourists fighting for space on the beach! It is an island retreat for beach lovers, diving enthusiasts and big game fishermen alike.

With its soothing setting and tranquil milieu, the island of Mafia, was an important trading centre between the 11th and 13th centuries now draws tourist to its extraordinary coral formations and Marine Park. The water of the island is spending for swimming, snorkeling, Scuba diving scaling and sport fishing. Also in Mafia you can see Ras Kilimani Ruins. Mafia’s interesting history and stunning beaches, combining with several luxurious and discreet hotels, make it one of Tanzania’s hidden gems.