About Mafia Island
An overview of Mafia Island
What you need to know
Mafia Island is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and atolls and is truly paradise. It is the Southernmost of three islands (Pemba & Zanzibar) located off the coast of Tanzania. 25kms from the mainland and 130kms from Dar es Salaam, it is reachable by light aircraft in 35 minutes or 45 minutes from Zanzibar and the Selous Game Reserve.
The resident population of 46,000 are mainly fishermen or smallholder farmers that grow coconut, paw-paw, rice and cassava. The islanders are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere relaxed and laid-back. The dominant religion is moderate Islam and both Christians and Muslims live in peace and harmony.
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In A stunning paradise
Dreamy days on the beach
From Sept - Feb
Jason has dived all over the world, but the day he snorkelled with Whale Sharks in the morning and dived with Sea Horses in the afternoon he knew Mafia was the spot to bring guests to.
Having grown up in Ruaha National Park on the mainland and later in Kenya. He now lives in The Swiss Alps. Having owned and managed two successful ski & snowboard Lodges he is looking forward to go back to his roots and introducing Mafia Island to his European guests.