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Mafia Island

Mafia Island for the newbie

There are wonderful quiet and serene locations all over the world which are lesser known to the public. And yet out of all the wonderful places you can visit, it’s the unknown ones which probably ought to be experienced. Who needs Paris when you have…

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Diving Conditions in Mafia Island

Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania’s first Marine Park. The Park covers the Southern half of the island and part of the North-East coast. Mafia is undoubtedly the best dive location in Tanzania. It’s a small haven that has a lot to offer and…

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Turtles in Mafia Island

Tanzania has five species of turtle: the Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata), Green (Chelonia mydas), Loggerhead (Caretta caretta), Leatherback (Demochelys coriacea) and the Olive Ridley (Lepidochelys olivacea). In Mafia one will often see the Hawksbill while snorkelling and diving, and the much larger Greens (up to 1.5m)…

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Kinasi Lodge

News from Mafia Island

It has been a very wet month of April and May on Mafia and indeed the whole coast including Zanzibar; it is raining again now in late June, as I write. We have not been able to take the roof off our bar and restaurant…

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TRAVEL TIPS & IMPORTANT POLICIES

Language Kiswahili otherwise known as Swahili is the ‘lingua franca’ of Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar and Uganda. English is very widely spoken in Tanzania, particulary in tourist centres, hotels, lodges and main cities. The People The indigenous people of the country are friendly and hospitable. They…

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Sustainable Tented Camp in the North of Mafia Island

Imagine vacationing in complete isolation from any other tourist facility, fishing village, or any other human disturbance…just solitude, untouched nature, and complete relaxation. Sound good? Check out Lua Cheia Beach Camp in Bweni Village. This gorgeous tented camp located on Mafia Island, just off Tanzania…

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