Mafia Island is the most culturally original and environmentally natural of Tanzania’s Indian Ocean islands, visited by the few who know its charms and desire a special adventure. The key aspect of being a tourist in Mafia is that everything is so accessible and at reasonable cost. It offers the complete island experience from intense activity to complete laid-back, feet-up bliss. It’s therefore not surprising we get so many honeymooners to our hotels and lodges.
And Mafia is not a “tourist hotspot”. Still little known to travel agents and tour operators and travelers worldwide, we receive fewer than seven thousand people a year staying an average of nearly five nights. Mafia attracts those who have a wish to get away from the crowds and explore something new and experience nature and local culture that has not been disturbed by urban or industrial development and mass tourism. Zanzibar has the name but Mafia has the treasures, which is why we think you will enjoy our hospitality….. no hustle, no hassle, just old-fashioned Island Life.
While Mafia is a water paradise we like to point out its many other attractions and interests: its people and their lives, history and archaeology (there is a thousand years of history here), unique marine and bird life, plants, and all the many beaches and sand banks, mangrove forest inlets, coral islets that make it so beautiful.
Mafia Island and its reefs are renowned as an excellent, world-class diving destination including snorkelling, whale sharks, sailing and fishing. Scientists have confirmed that Mafia has some of the richest reefs in the world, with an unparalleled variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish.
The most wonderful aspects are the views, sunsets and fabulous white sand beach stretching away in both directions…..the beaches are littered with millions of shells and beautiful driftwood
Transfers can be arranged between the airport and between hotels, restaurants and attractions, either on a seat-in-coach basis, or the private hire of an entire vehicle. All pick-up times are arranged to tie in with flight departures and scheduled tours. Our guides work to this timetable, collecting guests from each hotel en route to their intended destination.