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Availability : Jan - Dec
Dar es Salaam
Dar es Salaam
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 200
Tour Details

Mafia is a small island in the Indian Ocean. Island and the surrounding reefs are known as excellent, world-class dive sites, offers naturals areas. Mafia has some of the richest coral reefs in the world, with unprecedented amounts of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical specimens’ fishes. There are over 50 types of coral and 460 species of fish identified, also paradise for birds and wild game. You can find here a great place for advanced or beginner divers. Price includes 6 Dives Package.

Tour Summary

  • You’ll go to Tanzania 
  • You’ll visit Mafia Island (Beach)
  • This tour starts and ends in Dar Es Salaam

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Dar Es Salaam – Mafia Island

Flight from Dar Es Salaam to Mafia, time for rest. The best time for diving on Mafia is the period from November to March, places around the Mafia are also the only place, where from October to March we guaranteed „meeting” and the opportunity to swim with the Whale Shark– the world’s largest fish at up to 20 m long.

It is Trip for Qualified Divers, as well as Beginners. We offered Padi Courses Beginner Qualification and Continuing Education Courses. PADI Diving Courses are not included in price.

Main Destination: Mafia Island (Beach)

Accommodation: Butiama Beach

  • Luxury resort located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 2 Diving + Excursion

Diving –
We offer daily double dives on either the low or high tide (according to the time) and sometimes it is possible to offer a third/night dive as well (according to the tide time).
Diving is affected by the local tide times and trips have to be planned according to these times. This means that the diving times will change daily.
Please remember to bring your certification card and proof of diving insurance with you on the first day of diving.

Each participant has the opportunity to buy additional dives, which are not included in the basic price. If you are interested additional’s dives, please give an information prior to arrival on site. There is also possibility to use of high-quality diving equipment. (Full dive equipment rental is available for $20 per day )

Excursion-
Excursions (listed in itinerary) type depending on the season. Price included 2 excursions (to choose from the list below, depending on the season ) and goodbye picknic.

Main Destination: Mafia Island (Beach)

Accommodation: Butiama Beach

  • Luxury resort located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks:

  • Meals at own expense
  • Drinks not included

 

Day 3 Diving + Excursion

Marimbani Sand Bank Picnic

A must-do trip! There are many remote sandbanks and beaches in the area offering stunning scenery of white sand and turquoise blue waters. Start with a leisurely trip in the boat to the sandbank. Enjoy snorkelling on the nearby reefs with colourful corals and a variety of fish species. Then relax on the beach whilst our guides create a shaded area and start the fire to cook the fish. Take a swim in the clear calm water, and enjoy another snorkel in the nearby reef, then, for lunch, take a picnic on the sandbank.
Whale Watching, usually around July-September
Humpback whales are one of the largest rorqual species; adults can grow up to 16 metres in length and weigh up to 36,000kg. They are found all over the world and can migrate up to 25,000km each year. Catch the seasonal migration of Humpback Whales! If you’re lucky, then you can see them breaching the water with a slap of the tail as they re-enter. Not to be missed!

Main Destination: Mafia Island (Beach)

Accommodation: Butiama Beach

  • Luxury resort located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 4 Diving + Excursion

Whale Shark Trip (avail. Nov to March)

The main attraction for many visitors to Mafia, take a chance to see and snorkel with Whale sharks – the world’s largest fish at up to 20m long. During the summer season, the Whale shark can be spotted swimming slowly close to the surface in the channel between Mafia and mainland Dar Es Salaam. Butiama Beach is in prime location, close to these gentle giants.
Once spotted, you calmly enter the water to snorkel alongside them. They can be shy so guests can look, but not touch. Mafia Island follows the “Code of Conduct” which is a set of guidelines used all over the World. Your guide will make you aware of these guidelines for safely interacting with these amazing creatures.

Turtle Hatching (avail. Jun to Aug) Bird Watching Tour.

Main Destination: Mafia Island (Beach)

Accommodation: Butiama Beach

  • Luxury resort located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 5 Diving + Goodbye picnic Lighthouse and Kanga Beach

On the North Point of Mafia Island there is a light house that was originally erected by the Germans around the First World War. Although the lighthouse is not in a good condition for going up anymore, the views and landscape around it are still as beautiful as ever. Your guide will take you up to the area surrounding the lighthouse (around 2 hours by car/bajaji) where you can explore and take in the views. The next stop is Kanga beach, an endless white beach leading into the clear blue waters, where you can stop for a while, relax and have a swim. Your guide will set up your picnic and you can chill on the sandy white beach enjoying your lunch, before heading back.

Main Destination: Mafia Island (Beach)

Accommodation: Butiama Beach

  • Luxury resort located in or near the park

Meals & Drinks:

  • All meals included
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)

 

Day 6 Back to Dar Es Salaam

After Breakfast going to the Airport and Depart to Dar Es Salaam.

Main Destination:

No major destination visited

Accommodation:

No accommodation (End of tour)

Meals & Drinks:

  • Breakfast (Lunch & dinner not included)
  • Drinking water (Other drinks not included)
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