The small archipelago of Mafia consists of one large island and several smaller ones. Located to the South of Zanzibar, with fewer visitors the islands have a much more relaxed atmosphere than in Zanzibar. The perfect place for diving, snorkeling, fishing, and enjoying the beautiful beaches and warm currents of the Indian Ocean.
With only a few hotels on Mafia, visitors have not yet overrun the Islands. The Mafia Island Marine Park and the Rufiji Mafia Kilwa Marine Reserve protect a large portion of the island from development, and hopefully prevent the islands from becoming a second Zanzibar.
Mafia Island is reached by scheduled flights from Arusha or Dar es Salam.