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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 61-70 of 127
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Mr & Mrs K
Wiltshire

"Ruaha-a Dream come true"

I visited Tanzania between 15 Nov 2012 and 30 Nov 2012
"A superb safari which expert africa helped put together at short notice with several changes (Thankyou Angela), which enabled us to return to Tanzania with some intrepidation (could it still be as good ?). It was even better and whilst there are some issues in the modern world of conservation, we were thrilled with our experiences and the enthruing discussions around the fireplace in the evenings.

The most lions we have seen in 20 years of visiting Africa and these parks are a great place to see them.

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Keep doing what you do" Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Reading

"My Sep 2012 trip"

I visited Tanzania between 22 Sep 2012 and 7 Oct 2012
"A lovely trip and very well organised by Expert Africa." Read full review: 15 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Bristol

"Pole Pole 3-8th September"

I visited Tanzania between 3 Sep 2012 and 8 Sep 2012
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs H
Ontario

"Great African adventure with Expert Africa."

I visited Tanzania between 23 Jan 2012 and 11 Feb 2012
"With hindsight would have cut out Impala & added extra time to Manze & especially Kwihala.
Really pleased we finished up at Pole Pole as it was very good & relaxing.

But really no regretts, we had a fabulous time - many thanks.

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Paypal please for Noth American travellers.

Paying for alcohol & juice is annoying/inconvenient - when you are getting up early & going `till late, is anyone really going to abuse the bar? So, offer the option to prepay/include drinks.

Re: Impala, we met another group there who were at Manze & their thoughts were similar." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 17 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs L
Cheshire

"Summary"

I visited Tanzania between 31 Dec 2011 and 13 Jan 2012
"Overall, the whole trip, accommodation and people that we met exceeded our expectations.

I was glad that Liz had persuaded me to opt for Pole Pole rather than Kinasi resort. The personal experience that you have with the resorts is invaluable.

A fantastic choice for our honeymoon and wetted our appetite for future adventures in Africa....Thanks very much!!

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First class all round and I would recommend your services to friends and family." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 12 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Dr & Mrs H
UK

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I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 13 Oct 2011 and 26 Oct 2011
"This was one of our best African holidays.

Careful planning (thanks to Liz) meant we got exactly the kind of camps and experiences we prefer. Most of the time we had a guide to ourselves - always a bonus!

It is hard to think that we can better this - but I am sure we will try. I am reliving our wonderful holiday completing this feedback

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No" Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 11 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs P
Wembley

"A great honeymoon"

I visited Tanzania between 6 Oct 2011 and 23 Oct 2011
"good: everything! thoroughly spoilt! EA organisation was spot on, lots of bubbly, v luxurious

not so good: n/a

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v impressed with how our requirements were satisfied ie udzungwe, walking and boating safaris, diving." Read full review: 17 nights in Africa; 14 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs C
Worcs

"Tanzanian Holiday"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 15 Sep 2011 and 3 Oct 2011
"As good a holiday as we have ever had.

Our thanks to all concerned

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

No" Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs S
Wimborne

"Excellent trip to Tanzania"

I visited Tanzania between 10 Sep 2011 and 21 Sep 2011
"We had a fantastic holiday, everything was in the right place at the right time.

The accommodation was exactly what we were looking for and we found the staff at expert africa listened to our requirement and gave us good advice to make it such a memorable holiday

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Everything was efficient and gave us the upmost confidence regarding our trip" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 10 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr & Mrs R
Aberdeen

"A great trip overall"

I visited Rwanda and 3 other countries between 9 Sep 2011 and 27 Sep 2011
"We had expected an itinerary which we only got from our guide on arrival in Ruanda.
We found we had a very long and bumpy trip from Kigali to Nyungwe and from Nyungwe to Kibuye. These were unexpected and not pleasant.
We wondered why we had 4 nights in mountain view lodge rather than 3 nights and last night in Kigali> Most others seemed to do this.

THE PERSON WHO MADE OUR TRIP SPECIAL WAS OUR DRIVER IN RWANDA, AIMABLE. He broke our long journey to Nyungwe with a stop at the National museum. He made our last day in Rwanda special as he suggested we left very early so we could spend time at the Genocide museum before we caught our flight to Zanzibar. He shared his own experiences of the politics of Rwanda and the Genocide. He really looked after us

Overall the trip was great we enjoyed all the primates, Rwanda. Zanzibar and Mafia" Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 10 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Average
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127 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% (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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