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Visit Mafia Island Marine Park, Tanzania

Regarded as one of the best marine ecosystems in the world, Mafia Island is an enchanting diving vacation destination well-known for its rich coral reef. The Mafia Island Marine Park is a protected marine nature reserve found around the island in the Pwani Region jurisdiction of Tanzania. It covers several uninhabited islets, inhabited islands of Bwejuu Chole, Juani and Jibondo and the associated waters.

The national park features algal dominated reefs, sheltered back reef systems and hard coral dominated reefs, soft coral, and inter-tidal flats.  It is also home to the endangered dugong, sea turtles and Caretta caretta. The area has been mapped out as a critical site for biodiversity.

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Main Attractions

  1. Chole Island
  2. Bwejuu Island
  3. Ras Mkumbu Light House
  4. Jibondo 

 

Conquering the five islands around the park is no small feat. Even the most daring travellers will find something extraordinary, with the forests swimming with bushbabies, genets, wild pigs, flying foxes, vervet monkeys and blue duikers. Some of the main attractions in and around the park include:

Chole Island

Chole Island is a perfect area for snorkelling, diving and making a dhow trips to some interesting spots on the island such as the sandbars. Encountering the whale sharks is one of the most memorable and rewarding experiences on the island. Chole Mjini Lodge comprises of tree houses on stilts in baobab trees, and it is an ideal place to experience the local lifestyle of the people.

Bwejuu Island

Bwejuu Island is tucked between the Rufiji Delta and Ras Kisimani, a palm covered and sand-fringed island enveloped by snorkelling reefs and sandbars.  Indulge in a boat excursion from the beautiful Kilindoni for a castaway experience. The island has plenty of water activities to enjoy. 

Ras Mkumbu Light House

The lighthouse gives you a glimpse of the protected Mlola Forest where the Sykes monkeys reside.  Baobabs are found in large number in Ras Mkumbu.

Jibondo 

Jibondo is a sleepy fishing village, where you can see octopus harvested by fishermen and often sight sharks. Seaweed farming is the people's major source of income.  The boat building is what you will love about the Jibondo people.

 

More About Popular Activities at Mafia Island Marine Park

Mafia Island Marine Park features a variety of fun activities for you to explore such as:

Dhow sailing:

You can sail with a local Dhow through Chloe Bay while exploring the crystal-clear waters of the marine park.

Bird Watching:

This underwater paradise features a wide range of bird species including shorebird and migratory birds such as Crab Plover. You’ll also see several birds between Kinasi and Kilindoni such as Lilac-breasted and bee-eaters, as well as a variety of sunbird in the Kinasi gardens. Although, Chole Bay features some bird species such as white or black Dimorphic Heron; the Kinasi Nature Trail is a perfect place to indulge in some bird-watching activities.

Day Trips to Nearby Islands:

Enjoy day trips to several islands and villages spread over Mafia Island and its surrounding islands. You can go by road or boat.

Water Activities:

Mafia Island boasts a wide range of exciting water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking, swimming, scuba diving, and sailing. If you like to learn how to dive, there are schools with experienced dive masters and instructors available with NAUI and PADI affiliations. 

Information for visitors

Did you know?

  1. Mafia Island Marine Park has some of the richest reefs in the world.
  2. An Entrance fee of 20 USD is charged per person per day (50% for children 3-15 yrs).
  3. Covering roundabout 822 square metres, Mafia Island Marine Parke is the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean.

The closest airport is Mafia Island

Popular Activities

  1. Dhow sailing
  2. Bird Watching
  3. Day Trips to Nearby Islands
  4. Snorkelling
  5. Kayaking
  6. Swimming
  7. Scuba diving
  8. Sailing

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