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Mafia Island
Mafia Island
Mafia Island
Mafia Island

Mafia is a relatively unknown Island in the Indian Ocean.

It offers golden sandy beaches and emerald seas.

The Island is the perfect place to relax...

...and great for snorkelling or learning to dive.

Mafia Island

Reviews of holidays to Mafia Island

127 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Mafia Island.

Showing 91-100 of 127
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Ms S & Mr A
New York

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I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 27 Jul 2009 and 6 Aug 2009
"I was hesitant to use a touring company for our holiday - we'd always done the booking ourselves and I wasn't sure how much value they'd really be able to add. As soon as we started working with EA we knew we'd made the right decision - and one we were in Tanzania we were REALLY happy we'd used them - our transfers were seamless and the places they recommended were all superb. We'd definitely use EA to book our next African holiday." Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 6 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs T
Lancashire

"Trip of a lifetime!"

I visited Tanzania between 20 Jul 2009 and 2 Aug 2009
"Beho Beho and Oyster Bay have spoiled us for life. We are saving our pocket money again so that we can return!!
Especial thanks to Claire Scott for drawing up at least 8 different itineraries for us. thank you for being so patient.

It was the perfect honeymoon.

Suggestions for improvement:

Keep doing what you are doing!

Any location after BehoBeho was going to be a slight anticlimax. Thank you for warning us.

Apparently July/August is the windy season in Mafia?? - perhaps it is worth warning people in advance as certainly at the start of our stay alot of the excursions could not run. That was fine for us as we just wanted to relax but other guests there were very disappointed." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr H & Ms H
Toronto

"Great African Adventure"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 19 Jul 2009 and 31 Jul 2009
"Many thanks to Claire for her expert advice and service. Our trip was excellent and executed seemlessly.

I would not hesitate to recommend expert africa to friends and family and will use the company again in the future.

Thanks" Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr H & Ms T
UK

""

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 5 Jul 2009 and 20 Jul 2009
"A memorable experience - although we have been to Africa several times before, we still had new sights and experiences.

Claire tailored an excellent itinerary and her suggestions of locations that suited us were spot on. We would certainly use Expert Africa again." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 13 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Esher

""

I visited Tanzania between 22 Jun 2009 and 5 Jul 2009
"Would not hestate to recommend the team.

Thank you.

Suggestions for improvements:

Keep doing what you do." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms G
Luxembourg

"An unforgettable trip"

I visited Tanzania between 15 Feb 2009 and 27 Feb 2009
"As a whole it was a fantastic first trip to Africa.

Thank you, Eleanor, for your patience, flexibility and advice, and expecially for recommending Beho Beho!

Suggestions for improvement:

The service is great, we felt very well informed and we will definitely use and recommend Expert Africa's services in the future." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs B
Norfolk

""

I visited Tanzania between 5 Feb 2009 and 27 Feb 2009
"Claire was so good, especially when we changed our itinerary.

Suggestions for improvement:

Apart from making Tanzania a bit less humid in February we can't think of anything we have had the most wonderful time." Read full review: 22 nights in Africa; 21 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Gloucs.

"A wonderful holiday"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 31 Jan 2009 and 13 Feb 2009
"It was a wonderful holiday.

We were very happy with all the places we went to and felt that Expertafrica had found places that really suited us. Everything worked like clockwork until the last flight home. We would (and did) recommend your company to other people and if we do another trip to Africa would certainly consult you.

Suggestions for improvement:

Can't think of any!" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr P
Cap Ferrat

"Would recommend Zanzibar as a great holiday"

I visited Zanzibar and 1 other country between 29 Jan 2009 and 22 Feb 2009
"An enjoyable and interesting holiday.

A special mention for the efficiency of our driver in Zanzibar with Eco Tourism

Suggestions for improvements:

Very happy with your services. Unfortunately Matamwe let you down." Read full review: 24 nights in Africa; 17 on a Zanzibar holiday
Overall trip
Good
Mr & Mrs JB
Bristol

"Just magical"

I visited Tanzania between 24 Jan 2009 and 1 Feb 2009
"We had such a great time, this was our first experience of Africa, and we now know what the fuss is about.

The people, the climate and the landscape made our time there magical and one day we will go back.

Suggestions for improvement:

We suggest that guests book a day room at The Slipway at Dar on arrival and prior to transfer to Mafia.
We wished we had done this as when we arrived the shops etc were shut at first (it was early on a Sunday morning) and we were exhausted and needed a bed & a shower!" Read full review: 8 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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Where to stay in Mafia Island

Our suggestions for beach lodges in Mafia Island


Pole Pole

Pole Pole

Pole Pole is a small, quiet beach lodge on Mafia. It's comfortable, almost luxurious, and has a great range of activities.


94% (99 reviews)
Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini is one of Tanzania's most environmentally aware lodges. With tree-houses, superb diving and a fantastic location on the rural island of Chole, this is ideal if you want to get back to nature.


94% (28 reviews)
Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi Lodge

Kinasi is a small, personal beach lodge on Mafia Island that has the features of a larger hotel, including a large pool and spa.


82% (11 reviews)
Butiama Beach

Butiama Beach

Situated just west of Kilondoni, the main town on Mafia, Butiama Beach is a simple beach lodge with friendly managers and a laid back vibe.


94% (10 reviews)
Thanda Island

Thanda Island

Thanda Island is a high-end private island destination that caters to just one group of travellers at a time.


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Shamba Kilole

Shamba Kilole

Shamba Kilole is a charming Italian-owned eco-lodge on the coast of Mafia Island, with simple rooms and friendly owner-managers.


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