Fly: Arusha to Mafia Island

None of our airline flies this route directly, fly via a hub airport, check our list below

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident


No. Travellers

International Adults
12+ years

International Children
Under 12 years

Resident Adults
12+ years

Resident Children
Under 12 years

Infants Under 2
International or Resident

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Fly from Arusha (ARK) to Mafia Island (MFA)

Whether you're travelling from Arusha to Mafia Island for vacations, business or family visits its always a smart choice to compare prices and make sure you're getting the best deal before booking your travel. Travelling from northern Tanzanian to the East Coast Island to Mafia can be quite the trek but well worth the distance travelled. You don't have to take our word for it, as soon as you set foot on the Island you'll immediately be captivated by this Island paradise.

Note: At the moment there is a no direct connection between Mafia Island and Arusha sold by any of our airlines. You may need to fly via one of the following hub airports:

For more on to do while in Arusha check out our travel blog article - Here are 20 Ways To Spend Your Time In Arusha​

If you're all set to hit the skies, then start booking your travel arrangements with us today.

Distance and Flight Time

The average flying distance from Arusha to Mafia Island is just over 900 km and would take you around 4 hours to complete from the airport to airport if direct flights were available. However, since only transfer flights are the only option available for this route it will add an extra leg to your journey. Flying from Mafia Island via Dar es Salaam or Kilimanjaro can take between 5 to 6 hours to complete. 

The trip offers you ample time to relax, watch your favourite movies or read a book and by the time you finish your entertainment you should be preparing for landing. There are regular flights transfer flights servicing the Mafia to Arusha route from Coastal Aviation and Auric Air.

If you prefer to get a better lay of the land you can also travel by sea with a ferry to get to the mainland and then by road by hiring a car or booking a bus, travelling by road you will have to cover well over 1000 kilometres which should take you just under 16 hours to complete.

Not to Miss During Flights

You will be greeted with some of the most amazing views of the country as you travel to the East coast from the North of Tanzania. Enjoy the stunning views of the lush vegetation and little villages that you pass over as you head off from Arusha You will also have to pass over the island of Zanzibar,  East Usambara Mountains, West Usambaras Lyshoto Mountains and the Mkomazi National Park as you head on your way to Mafia Island

Airport & Layover Tips

Mafia Airport, also known as ‘Kilidoni Airport’ is located on Mafia Island, off the Tanzanian coast in the Pwani Region. When there’s no flight arriving or departing, the airport is usually quiet. For transfer from the airport, it’s advisable to pre-book a taxi or choose the personal ‘meet & greet’ and transfer service from the hotel or tour company.

Mafia Island features a wide variety of exciting activities to enjoy and interesting places to see. When it comes to accommodation, there are several luxury resorts and hotels to stay and enjoy your relaxing island holiday.

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