Mafia Island in Tanzania is a beautiful place that anyone will love it. Mafia Island is in the Indian Ocean as Tanzania’s part of the Mafia Archipelago. The surrounding waters and the southern coastline of the island are safeguarded by the Mafia Island Marine Park. There are many coral reefs within the park and it is home to sea turtles and whale sharks. There are secluded beaches Ras Kisimani from Bwejuu Island and on Chole Bay, there are the Utende Beach edges.
There is a preserved lighthouse on the Island northerly point. You can get a taxi or tuk-tuk or hire a motorbike (piki-piki) for a day. There are untouched beaches as well that you can halt and go for a swim.
Get clothes tailored
Get a tailor and stitch your clothes on Mafia. Pick up from the market some fabric and ask the hotel staff or guide to choose a tailor for you. It will be a souvenir to support the locals.
Try coconut beer
Watch how locals take out the beer from the palm trees top and rig up bottles for the fermented sap. Coconut beer is strong and there is a cheesy taste. The locals like it, you may also like it.
Bird watching tour
Mafia Island is filled with wildlife that you can go ahead into some Mafia Islands bird watching tour as it has natural spaces to see the birds.
Watch Turtle Hatching
Arriving on Mafia Island, you cannot miss seeing turtles hatching. You can see the little hatchlings making to the sea. There is a fee of $10 that goes towards protecting the turtles.
Getting Around is possible in any vehicle. It can be a battered Land Rover or some private vehicle. You can get around by a rental bicycle or tuk-tuk. Most resorts provide transfers from Kilindoni, and the Utende hotels arrange boat trips to Juani and Chole Islands.
Mafia Island enjoys two rainy seasons, similar to the mainland. In November and December and March to May.