Mafia Island: Beach holidays
Tanzania beach holidays on Mafia Island
Little known to most tourists, Mafia Island remains a pristine, quiet destination for undisturbed and relaxing beach holidays. You’ll find turquoise water, sandy beaches and mangrove forests, which – together with tidal flats - attract plenty of sea birds. The marine park here is one of Tanzania’s best areas for snorkelling and diving: the shallow reefs are ideal for beginners, whereas experienced divers might head out to a long coral wall.
Beach holidays to Mafia Island can easily be combined with a stay on one of the four other lush islands of the Mafia Archipelago. Alternatively, if you're looking for a livelier destination, have a look at our recommendations for Zanzibar beach holidays.
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