Mafia Island Marine Park

Accessed by a short flight from Zanzibar or Dar es Salaam, the delightful archipelago of Mafia Island Marine Park consists of many tiny islands, extensive coral reefs and beautiful white sand beaches providing excellent snorkelling and diving, perhaps the best in Tanzania.

Much quieter than Zanzibar, two of the main islands, Mafia and Chole, are wonderfully unspoilt with some attractive accommodation options. For keen divers it’s worth noting that dive sites outside the immediate bay on Mafia can only be accessed safely from September to February.