Serene Mafia Island Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Tanzania.

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Southeast of Dar es Salaam off the coast of Tanzania, the snorkeling at Serene Mafia Island is known for its sea turtles, stingrays and whitetipped reef sharks. The Mafia Island Marine Park, located off the west end of Mafia Island, has 48 species of coral and over 400 species of marine life. Keep your eyes out of the rare dugong! A popular snorkeling dive site is off the sandbank called Mange.

The Serene Mafia Island is located about 20 miles of the coast of Tanzania. To reach Mafia Island, you'll need to take one of the small aircraft from either Coastal Aviation or Tropical Air out of Dar es Salaam or Kilwa. Most of the hotels offer dhow boat trips between the islands of the Mafia Archipelago.

Overall, Serene Mafia Island is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 2 snorkeling dives in Tanzania.


Local Contact(s):  Unknown

Recommended Book:  "Best Dives Snorkeling Adventures" from Joyce Huber

Best Season:  Jun-Mar.

Base Camp:  Ras Mbisi Lodge 255-754-663-739; Lua Cheia Beach Camp 255-777-424-588; Mafia Island Lodge 255-786-303-049

Article Source:   Best Serene Mafia Island Snorkeling Review

GPS:  -7.944826, 39.535503

Date Published:  12/27/2011

Date Updated:  7/18/2016

ID:  23289

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