Vanilla Beach Holiday

Vanilla Beach Holiday: In full

Spend your holiday on the little known and underdeveloped Mafia Island: though not far from Dar es Salaam Mafia island is rarely visited and has maintained a rustic charm, whilst the Mafia Island Marine Park has also helped to keep the beaches and coral reefs pristine; enjoy the slow pace of life in beautiful surroundings whilst staying in comfortable accommodation.

This trip has been designed so that it can either start or finish in Dar es Salaam or London Heathrow depending on which option you choose on the drop down menu below - it can therefore be used as a stand alone beach holiday or alternatively it can be added to one of our Tanzania safaris to create a great trip with two very separate parts: a bush safari and a beach break.


Days 1-6

6 nights at Pole Pole (full board) | Mafia Island, Tanzania

Pole Pole is a tiny, relaxed beach resort beside a sleepy beach on Mafia IslandFrom Dar es Salaam you will catch a domestic flight to Mafia Airport. A vehicle will meet you there and drive you along the sandy roads, through friendly farming and fishing villages to your lodge. Nestled in amongst the mangroves, with a small private beach is the sleepy Pole Pole. This is a place to kick back and relax, have a massage or enjoy well organized activities such as snorkelling and scuba diving. The shallow reefs are perfect for snorkelling or learning to dive, whilst outside the bay, a long coral wall entertains the more experienced divers.

Day 7

After lunch you will be driven to Mafia Airport where you will connect onto a late afternoon flight back to Dar es Salaam where your itinerary will end.

See Prices & details for the precise dates/prices for this trip - and all the fine print.