Mafia Island

General Information

Mafia island is situated at 120km south of Dar Es Salaam. It’s an unspoiled island, the place native individuals go about their conventional companies apparently utterly indifferent from the surface world. Only a brief twenty minute flight from Dar es Salaam, throughout the good Rufiji River delta. Mafia is giant and flat, with a sandy panorama that’s extra comparable in character to the mainland than to the coral rag of Zanzibar, or the hilly fertile Pemba. The main vacationer actions are scuba diving, massive recreation fishing, snorkeling, beach and offshore one day trips. Mafia is a paradise for fishermen, divers and water sport lovers. Its water is superbly clear, and the number of the coral permits an unimaginable amount of fishes. The water is unsurpassed in its magnificence, and there are implausible views of the unspoiled coral reef. With its effective sandy seashores, swaying palms and plush vegetation, Mafia is the perfect spot to chill out after an incredible African safari. Chole Bay and its surrounding forests and islands at the moment are inside the protected Mafia Island Marine Park, supported with help from the World Extensive Fund for Nature.

The reefs supply a variety of corals and fish, like no different within the Indian Ocean. Diving and snorkeling websites are only a brief boat journey away. Remoted islets, seashores, lagoons, coves and channels, present many personal swimming and picnicking hideaways. Chole Bay is ideal for windsurfing and laser crusing. Chook watching is superb and really totally different to the mainland parks that visitors might have visited. The tidal flats and mangroves are all the time alive with coastal and sea birds and there are lots of colourful woodland and forest species. There are additionally roosts of the weird and interesting big Madagascan fruit-bat to see on close by Chole Island.