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. The resident population 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. Mafia is famous for deep sea fishing and scuba
diving. Aquatic life is abundant and the coral gardens are pristine
due to the protection of the Mafia Island Marine Park. The park is
located between the Rufiji River delta to the west and the open
Indian Ocean to the east. The dual influences of the river and the
sea have combined to create a rich and exceptional biodiversity with
unique landscapes under the sea and on dry land. It is a unique and
perfect destination as part of a safari package or simply a place to
unwind and get away from the daily, modern and busy world.