Mafia Island

Re-assuringly sleepy with diving the main draw

ABOUT MAFIA ISLAND

Mafia island lies off the Rufiji delta, 30 minutes flying - and a century in attitude - south east of Dar es Salaam.

Still reassuringly sleepy with few roads and some good beaches, the big draw is undoubtedly the excellent diving.  Established as the first of Tanzania's Marine Parks, the Mafia island Marine Park presides over more than 800 square kilometres of some of the richest coral reefs and most diverse marine ecosystems in the world. With over 400 species of fish and having escaped the worst of the bleaching that has afflicted other reefs in this part of the world, the diving alone is reason enough to visit.  Normally being the epicentre of the action, Chole Bay has several good places to stay of which our current favourites include Pole Pole, Kinasi and Chole Mjini, all of which are very different character in character.

TOP CAMPS & LODGES ON MAFIA ISLAND

POLE POLE

A little slice of Italy on the edge of Chole Bay on the eastern coast of Mafia Island

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