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With swaying palm trees, breathtaking deserted golden beaches framed by crystal clear turquoise waters, unspoiled coral reefs and lush vegetation, Mafia Island has been kissed by Mother Nature’s magical splendour.
Mafia Island, Tanzania, is one of the five tropical islands which are clustered together in the Indian Ocean known as the Mafia Archipelago and is absolutely astounding in its simplicity. Life in Mafia Island has hardly changed since ancient times and has retained its traditional friendly culture and pristine environment. While exploring the amazing treasures of the island stay at the fantastic accommodation options available which include fascinating tree house lodging which is perfect for the eco-tourist, and charming private lodges oozing warmth, luxury and hospitality.
A treasure cove of exciting activities await the adventurous visitor as the calm waters of Mafia Island offer great opportunities for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing and sport fishing. Discover the glorious beaches luring you to spend lazy days soaking up the sun or explore the tidal flats and mangroves alive with coastal and sea birds as well as many colourful woodland and forest bird species. Fantastic views of the mesmerizing coral reefs can be relished and a visit to the awe-inspiring Mafia Island Marine Park which was formed to protect the archipelago's reefs is not to be missed. Within Chole Bay, the shallow reefs are perfect for snorkelling whereas outside the bay the more experience diver can scuba dive the captivating sea-beds teeming with an array of colourful underwater species and coral formations. Visit the friendly farming and fishing villages to interact with the locals or partake in trips to the coastal forests, coconut plantations and traditional boat-building yards.
Mafia Island is a romantic idyllic setting, the relaxed pace of life transports you into a world of blissful rejuvenation, thrilling adventure beckons around every corner; Mafia Island is pure magic and undeniably a piece of paradise!