Mafia Island has some of the richest reefs in the World, with an unparalleled variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish. We have dived on fabulous sites from Mafia to Kilwa offering shallow to deep reefs of immense beauty and richness, bommies, channels, walls and caves, drift and night dives. These are new sites and we have years of exploration still to do.
The appeal of Mafia is its marine life; from sea turtles or coral reefs, to gentle, but gigantic whale sharks. Mafia Island Marine Park is the first site to be designated a marine park in all of Tanzania, and is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of this incredible marine area.
Best time to visit Mafia Island
It all depends on what you want. The weather is coolest in June through September. Great snorkeling is available at all times. SCUBA diving is best after the tradewinds switch in September or October. Turtle hatchings peak earlier in June /July but there are still a few nests to visit throughout the year. The whale shark season runs from the beginning of October to February, sometimes up to March . The rainy season starts mid March onward and lasts for three months.
Things To do In Mafia Islands
Mafia has plenty of marine and beach activities to keep travelers active and engaged. With tide-dependent excursions planned every day, Mafia Islands offers more than just diving to enchant guests of all ages and inclinations.
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