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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

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

Showing 131-135 of 135
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Ms Wood-hoopoe


I visited Tanzania between 27 Oct 2007 and 11 Nov 2007
"Expert Africa, and Claire Scott, made a brilliant job putting this trip together. I felt I briefly said what i was looking for, and I instantly got a very helping and knowledgable hand working for me.

Excellent advice on which game parks to visit (to avoid crowds and to see a lot of animals) both have been greatly met! We saw 10 times more than I had dreamt of! And there were rarely any other vehicles around, maybe one or two during the whole drive).

We moved between four different places, but everything went smoothly.

The only real downer is the food issue, but I am confident that Expert Africa, and Claire, did request this accordingly. I think it was big BA that lost the order, not you (having sorted every little step out in nowhere working perfectly well, I simply can't see you being the cause of the BA lapsus)." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Mrs F

"Holiday of a lifetime!"

I visited Tanzania between 8 Oct 2007 and 19 Oct 2007
"Holiday of a lifetime!

Our stay in Beho Beho made our trip, I can give no higher compliment." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr P

"Enjoyable trip with good mix of activities"

I visited Tanzania between 4 Oct 2007 and 21 Oct 2007
"Itinerary was really good & scenery in both Crater & Serengeti are stunning. Generally good levels of game. Mafia really is a great destination to relax at the end of the trip. As expected the guiding / service aren't up to the standard of the best Southern Africa camps.

Overall it was an enjoyable trip that felt like a long break as we kept doing different things.

Suggestions to help you improve: Nothing really - excellent as ever - Many Thanks to all the team" Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr F

"Tanzania Trip Sept 6th to 21st"

I visited Tanzania between 6 Sep 2007 and 21 Sep 2007
"It was a great trip with superb location and friendly people wherever we went. Visit Tanzania now before it's too late !" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
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Dr B & family

"A fabulous safari and island holiday"

I visited Tanzania between 16 Aug 2007 and 1 Sep 2007
"Fabulous !!!

We couldn't fault any of the locations, nor accommodation.

The service was excellent throughout. The arrangements and schedule worked really well.

Each of the 4 locations offered something different - we wouldn't have changed anything !" Read full review: 16 nights in Africa; 15 on a Tanzania safari
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135 reviews of Mafia Island by travellers since August 2007
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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% (103 reviews)
Chole Mjini Lodge

Chole Mjini

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.

95% (30 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.

95% (11 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)
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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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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