Mafia Island Marine Park
Mafia is renowned as an excellent world-class diving destination.
The park encompasses the southern portion of Mafia Island and includes the populated islands of Chole, Juani Jibondo, and Bwejuu, as well as several uninhabited islets and the waters surrounding them.
Rich coral reefs
Mafia is located in the Zanzibar Archipelago and is surrounded by some of the world’s most abundant coral reefs. Mafia Island Marine Park, a nature park with coral reefs, mangrove forests, and lagoons, covers nearly half of Mafia’s coastline. This is the Indian Ocean’s largest protected area. Divers and snorkelers will love the barrier reef, which has more than 460 kinds of fish and 50 different corals. The spectacular and pure dive locations in Mafia have been a closely guarded secret.
Dazzling marine life
The empty beaches are not as vast as those in Zanzibar because part of the island is ringed by mangroves, but they are nonetheless lovely. The island’s greatest attraction is its stunning aquatic life. Humpback whales, turtles, and the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, can all be seen here. Mafia Island is a one-of-a-kind destination for holidaymakers and couples looking to relax after a Tanzania safari.
Contact us for a personal advice on how to combine Mafia Island into your safari itinerary. It is also possible to combine Mafia Island with a stay at Zanzibar Island or Pemba Island or a dream safari on the mainland in Serengeti or Ngorongoro.
Excursions and activities on Mafia Island
- Scuba diving (all year)
- Snorkeling (all year)
- Searching for whales and whale sharks (on a snorkeling/diving tour)
- Sunset cruise
- Cultural island walk
- Visit the Kua Ruines
- Island excursions