Scheduled Group Date: 14 to 23 December 2022

Price: 7 day Package Cost: (Includes a Chartered flight from  Zanzibar to Mafia)

Please note: We have 2 type of accommodation available on Mafia Island hence the different in price below. Both accommodation are spectacular, the one is just 500m away from the dive centre

Mafia Island Cost
Divers Package:
From USD 1450 pp sharing or USD 1750 pp sharing, single option extra USD 400
Non Divers Package: From USD 1100 pp sharing or USD 1550 pp sharing, single option extra USD 400

Optional Zanzibar Island Cost (2 days, 2 nights on Zanzibar after the Mafia trip):
Divers package
: USD 590 pp sharing (includes 2 dives, all meals, transfers)
Non Divers package: USD 500

Please note
: The Chartered Flight leave from Zanzibar to Mafia at 15H30. You need to land or be at Zanzibar International Airport at 13:30 to be in time for the Charted flight leaving for Mafia Island at 15:30. The Chartered flight from Zanzibar to Mafia is organised just for our group at a special rate.

Includes:

– Return Chartered Flights from Zanzibar to Mafia Island
– 7 nights accommodation on Mafia
– Half Board
– Tea, Coffee and water
– Transfer from the International Airport to the Airport flying to Mafia
– Transport from Mafia airport to the lodge (1 hour)
– Tourism development levy fees per person
– 8 dive package (for the divers)
– Free weights
– Snorkeling from shore
– Dive Guides on the boat
– Qualified PADI Scuba Instructor available for Refreshers or any courses needed
– Organising by Tridiving


Exclude:

Flights to Zanzibar from your starting point
Accommodation on Zanzibar after the Mafia leg
Gear rental
Dive courses
Extra Dives
Night Dives
Lunch
Alcoholic Drinks
Whale shark snorkelling,
Motorbike trip over the Island,
Kite Surfing
Visiting the other islands
4 x 4 Trips
Beauty Treatments
Manga Sand strip Barbeque
Other Extra activities
Marine Park fees of USD24 per day, so USD168 pp for 7 nights (To be paid at the Marine Reserve on Mafia Island on arrival)


Marine Wildlife:

Mafia Island is a relatively unknown and unexplored destination. The marine park was opened in 1996 and is in fact the biggest marine protected area in East Africa. Mafia boasts some of the best biodiversity with over 42 genera of corals and over 400 species of fish. It is also one of those rare gems in the world where the biggest fish in the sea, Whale Sharks, aggregate and feed in large numbers for part of the year.  You also get some slightly larger friends such as the resident lone barracuda – Leon and huge schools of trevally.

Giant Trevally (GT)

Whale Shark

The Manga Sandbar during Low tide:
Perfect for a great scuba dive or snorkelling followed by a Fish braai.

The Accommodation: 

The Restaurant area

For more information and bookings contact:
Sonja Otto (PADI Instructor no 262664)
sonja@tridiving.co.za
+27 82 5797595

About Mafia

Mafia Island off the coast of Tanzania must be one of the Indian Ocean’s most hidden gem. With white sandy beaches, dazzling aquamarine waters and refreshingly few tourists. Mafia Island is part of the Tanzanian Zanzibar Archipelago.

The Mafia Archipelago is truly breath-taking. Here you can find over 50 genera of corals, more than 460 species of fish and various species of turtles.

Mafia Island’s history goes back to the 8th century. The island once played a major role in ancient trade between the people of East Asia and East Africa. It was a regular stop for Arab boats. On the tiny island of Chole Mjini, just offshore in Chole Bay, once stood a settlement that constituted one of the most important towns controlling trade from the silver mines of Eastern Zimbabwe, which reached the town via the old ports of Kilwa and Michangani.

Mafia Island is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and atolls and is truly a paradise in the Indian Ocean. It is the southern most of three islands (Pemba & Zanzibar) located off the coast of Tanzania. 25kms from the mainland and 130kms from Dar es Salaam

Mafia Island – Wildlife

Blue Lagoon

The islands are inhabited by a great diversity of wildlife, with hippos residing in a pool at the centre of the island and sykes and vervet monkeys, galagos bush babies, blue duiker, genet cats and wild pigs and numerous birds in the forests and bush.

Humpback whales are the only species with a definite season; June to November they are here, although peak months are certainly August and September. This create incredible encounters that we can enjoy from the boat, either during a surface interval of a ‘double dive’ trip or during the 2-hour ‘ocean safari’ trip.

Our dive boat

How to get there:

Please Note: The flights to Zanzibar will only be confirmed in January 2022

You need to fly to Zanzibar. From Zanzibar we will fly together with a chartered plane to Mafia Island and again back to Zanzibar
Please don’t book your flights yet. We will only confirm and pay deposits for our dive trip by end of April 2021 and will see by then what is the situation re COVID 19 and travel restrictions.

Flights to Zanzibar: There are many different airlines flying to Zanzibar. Please make sure you are at Zanzibar on 12th Dec 2020 not later than 13H30 to be in time for the small chartered flight leaving for Mafia Island at 15H30 and please do NOT book your return flights from Zanzibar back home before 15H00 as we will only be arriving back from Mafia at 13H00 in Zanzibar.

From Zanzibar: Small aircraft planes to Mafia Island. Normal price about USD 400 pp but Tridiving have organised reduced rate with a chartered Plane and this flight is included in the package price.

The reefs

Other Extra Activities except diving:

Whale shark snorkelling,
Motorbike trip over the Island,
Kite Surfing
Birding
Visiting the other islands
4 x 4 Trips
Beauty Treatments
Manga Sand strip Barbeque
Snorkeling and looking for the sea horses

Contact Info

 

Phone:    +27 (0)82 579 7595
Email:     sonja@tridiving.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River
6525

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