27th July 2015



Depending on where you are in the world, the clocks might have sprung  forward already or set to do so in the coming days. It is officially Spring  and that can only mean one thing – Summer is around the corner! It is  time to make that all important decision of where to jet off to this year.

So let me introduce you to…..Mafia Island

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Looking for a sleepy tropical luxurious holiday? Then a trip to Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean is exactly what you are after. Located within the Tanzanian Archipelago, the island is relatively unknown in comparison to other hotspots in the area – think Zanzibar. Boasting a spectacular marine life, the island has been largely spared from the harsh commercialisation and mass tourism that other neighbouring areas have experienced.

With an abundance of lush vegetation, varied wildlife and miles of white sandy beach; the island is unspoiled and timeless, offering you nothing short of true relaxation.

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Watch the sun rise onto the vast ocean from your bungalow or lodge…….

Still not convinced? Let’s show you more!

A stroll along the white sandy beaches.

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An array of water sports and activities to get involved in…..

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Food! Food! Food!

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And it is a fact that no visit to the island is complete without going to the “Mafia Island Marine Park” – the largest marine park in East Africa where you will find some of the finest coral in the Indian Ocean.

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And for those brave enough to get up close and personal with the sea life, the marine park is ideal for diving too.

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Some of the friendliest people you will ever meet………….

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Want to learn more about the local people? Why not squeeze in a visit to the local market in the district capital – Kilindoni.

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Mafia Island is a paradise waiting to be explored….You can thank us later!

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Written by checkoutafrica

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