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TANZANIA MAFIA ISLAND - WHALE SHARKS

Overview


This Fly In/Fly Out Tour is on the East Coast of Tanzania. Mafia Island and the Marine Park is where you will be spending 4 Days and 3 Nights. Enjoy encounters with Whale Sharks and Dolphins. The shallow reefs offer some of the most pristine diving and snorkelling in the Indian Ocean.

Highlights


  • Chole Island - situated just off the coast of Mafia Island, Chole has a shallow reef, rich in coral.
  • Juani Island - This is the site of the ruined city of Kua; the historical Shirazi Capital of Mafia.
  • Swimming with Whale Sharks; undoubtedly, the highlight of a trip to Mafia Island.
TANZANIA MAFIA ISLAND - WHALE SHARKS

Description


TANZANIA MAFIA ISLAND - WHALE

The Mafia Island Archipelago is situated approximately midway between Dar Es Salaam and the Kilwa. It is home to Tanzania’s first Marine Park; Gazetted in 1995. This 820 square kilometre protected area embraces most of the southern and eastern shore of Mafia Island.

Some 400 fish and 5 turtle species have been recorded, along with 50 genera of coral. The Marine Park offers among the finest snorkelling and diving sites in the India Ocean. Together with idyllic sandy beaches and a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Mafia Island offers the visitor an ideal exclusive and low key Indian Ocean retreat.

Mafia is also one of the world’s greatest fishing destinations. Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, Dorado and Tuna are among the many species available to fishermen. The reef fishing is also second to none.

The highlight of a visit to Mafia Island, is the opportunity to swim with Whale Sharks. The largest fish on the planet; weighing up to 20 tonnes and reaching 40 feet in length, are resident year round in these waters. Between October and March they come to the surface to feed, providing the perfect opportunity to see them close up and to snorkel alongside them. Whale Sharks are gentle and sometimes playful creatures, so there is no reason to be afraid. Dolphins may also be encountered.

What's included


  • Inclusions:
  • Park Entry Fees
  • Concession Fees
  • Tourism Development Fee
  • Full Board Accommodation
  • Transfer to and from Airstrip
  • Activities where applicable
  • Marine Park Fees
  • Internal Flights
  • Exclusions:
  • Accommodation before and after the tour
  • International Fights
  • Visas
  • PCR Tests/Vaccinations
  • Government increases in Taxes/Levies
  • Any items of a Personal Nature
  • Tips and Gratuaties
  • Any other Activities where applicable

Itinerary


  1. Visited Places:

Day 1 : Dar Es Salaam to Mafia Island

After breakfast, fly to Mafia Island. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Chole Mjini Lodge. Lunch at the Lodge. Afternoon swimming and exploring the beaches.

Dinner & Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 2 : Mafia Island Whale Shark Tour

After breakfast depart for a Whale Shark Tour. Spend the morning observing and swimming with Whale Sharks. Return to the Lodge for lunch. Spend the afternoon Paddle Boarding off the beach.

Dinner & Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 3 : Mafia Island Marine Park Tour

After breakfast. Depart by boat for a tour of the Marine Park. Visit Chole Island and Blue Lagoon for a morning of snorkelling along the coral reefs. (Diving Optional). Lunch on a sandbank. After lunch return to the Lodge. Afternoon at leisure.

Dinner & Overnight at the Lodge.

Day 4 :Mafia Island Day at Leisure

Today you will spend your day at leisure.

Lunch at the Lodge.

Afternoon transfer to the airport for your flight back to Dar Es Salaam.

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