Excursions & Activities
Mafia and Chole Island Activities
SNORKELING IN CHOLE BAY
Visit the best reefs in Chole Bay to snorkel with the abundant marine life.
June – Feb, All tides.
Price Includes Boat & Guided Snorkel Tour with experienced local guide Zidi. Duration 3-4 hrs
Masks & Finns provided if needed.
Price: $50 Minimum. (Price guide: $20 per adult $10 per Child).
WHALE SHARK SNORKELLING
Experience the ultimate snorkelling experience swimming with the mystical gentle giants of the ocean.
1st October-15th March for best sightings and encounters
With Kitu Kiblu – The Leading Whale Shark Operator on Mafia Island.
$80 – $120 per person depending on whether staying at Kitu Kiblu or at another Lodge. Masks & Fins provided. Whale Shark sightings NOT guaranteed. Good Swimmers Only!
A Boat trip to a secret uninhabited Island that has its own crystal clear fresh water lagoon in the centre of the Island.
High Tide Only. Masks & Finns provided.
$50 Minimum ( Price guide: $20 per adult $10 per child)
Duration 3 -4 hrs…can also be combined with Sand Bank Grill (Tides allowing.)
SAND BANK LUNCH GRILL
Low tide only…3hrs appx
Boat trip out to a local beautiful white sand bank at low tide to have a grilled lunch…Fresh fish or vegetarian.
Minimum $50 (Price Guide $20 per adult $10 per child)
Price Includes Boat trip, Lunch & Mask & Fins if needed for snorkelling and water. Sodas TZ2000- Beer TZ3000- extra.
MANGE SAND BANK Snorkel Trip with Lunch
2 hour each way boat trip to reach the Mange sand bank at low tide.
Excellent Snorkelling on nearby reef. Lunch Included.
$70 Minimum. (Price Guide $25 per adult, $15 per child)
5 hours +
FULL DAY Snorkel Trip With Grilled Lunch on Sandbank & Blue Lagoon Visit
The ultimate Full day out on the water, snorkelling on pristine reefs, visiting the Blue Laggon and a Grilled fish /vegetarian lunch on a sand bank.
Minimum $100 (Price Guide $50 per adult, $25 per child)
Appx 6 Hours. Lunch Included, Sodas TZ2000- Beer TZ3000- extra.
HUMPED BACK WHALE SAFARI
Sept & Oct only
Full Day Trip 5 – 6 hrs in larger Boat
Boat Trip South in to deep water channels to search for the giants of the oceans. No guarantee of sightings but we do our best!
Minimum $200- ( Price guide $50- per adult $30 per child)
TURTLE HATCHING on JUANI ISLAND
Oct – Jan depending on Moon cycle & luck !
Unforgettable experience watching the baby Green Turtles hatch from their eggs and make their way to the open ocean.
$30 per adult and $15 per child, 2 – 3 hrs. Walking Involved.
Includes $10 Chole/Juani Island visitor tax.
CHOLE ISLAND TOUR
Guided Tour of stunning Chole Island including visiting The Chole Ruins, Forest with Giant Fruit Bats (Flying Foxes ) and Boat Yard.
1-2hrs $15 per adult $8 per child, Includes Chole Island water Taxi from Mafia.
SUNSET SAIL ON DHOW
Evening Cruise around Chole Bay watching the African sun set.
Minimum 2 People $40
Price guide: $20 per adult $10 per child. Appx 2hrs.
FULL DAY SAILING TRIP ON DHOW
4 hours sailing around Chole Bay on the timeless wooden sailing boat. Can be easily combined with Lunch on a sandbank and snorkelling at distant reefs.
Minimum $50 . Price per adult $25, price per child $15
MAFIA ISLAND FULL DAY TOUR
Full day guided tour of Mafia Island by road, including trip to the Northern light house, Bweni Village, The Mafia Hippos and lunch. 6 hrs.
Minimum $120 Price guide $70 per adult $30 per child.
KILINDONI TOWN TOUR
Visit the Islands capital by Tuk tuk or Car with guide. 2hrs +
Minimum $40 Price Guide $20 per adult $10 per child.
UTENDE VILLAGE TOUR
Just $10 for an hour and a half’s walk around the village with Zidi.
Visiting the local school, markets and excellent local artist K Star for the perfect gifts to bring home.
JUANI ISLAND KUA RUINS
Visit the fascinating World Monument Fund listed Kua Ruins on Juani Island. Steeped in history, originating from the Sultan of Arabia the ruins are located on the Western side of Juani Island.
Minimum $40. Price Guide $20 per adult $10 per child
Including Water taxi from Mafia and local English speaking guide.
Can easily be included with snorkelling and or lunch on a sandbank , tide allowing.