Located 120km or a 20 minute flight south of Dar es Salaam, Mafia Island is one of the most exciting diving and fishing areas in the world. The major tourist activities are scuba diving, big game fishing, snorkeling, beach and offshore excursions; it is a paradise for fishermen, divers and water sport lovers. The water is beautifully transparent with fantastic views of the unspoiled coral reef; the variety of the coral permits an unimaginable quantity of fish, with diving and snorkeling sites just a short boat ride away.
Tanzania’s first Marine Park, gazetted in 1995
Pristine, unspoilt and overall un-crowded beaches for diving, snorkeling, kayaking, deep-sea fishing etc.
Deeper channels around the island are renowned for world class deep sea fishing.
Unspoilt coral reefs gives makes it one of the best dive sites in the world.
Un-crowded beaches remain a popular breeding grounds for giant and green turtles.
Very clear waters giving very good under water visibility for diving and snorkeling activities.
Historical architecture-mosques, buildings dating back to the eighth century.
Historically was a hub for ancient trade between the Far East and East Africa.
Over 120 different species of birds.