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fascinating places

in tanzania include:

 zanzibar, kilimanjaro,

 ngorongoro, serengeti,

 lake manyara, ruaha, selous,

 mikumi, rubondo,

 mafia island, pemba island,

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 arusha town, tanga

 dar es salaam, arusha np

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Resorts, Camps and Lodges

on Mafia Island include:

 

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What to see and do:

Ras Kilimani Ruins

Beaches

 

Shopping

Local shell crafts are attractive and reasonably priced

 

Food

Superbly cooked seafood delicacies are a must try

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The water is beautifully transparent, and the variety of the coral permits an unimaginable quantity of fishes.

The waters are unsurpassed in beauty, and there are fantastic views of the unspoiled coral reef. With its fine sandy beaches, swaying palms and lush vegetation.

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Mafia is little changed from ancient times and retains a traditional, friendly culture; and the community tourism association works hard to preserve this individuality.

 

Mafia Island is a paradise for fishermen, divers and water sport lovers.

Bird-watching on Mafia is excellent and very different to the mainland parks that guests may havevisited.

The tidal flats and mangroves are always alive with coastal and sea birds and there are many colourful woodland and forest species.

Mafia Island with its idyllic setting and tranquil milieu, the island of Mafia, once an important trading center between the11th and 13th centuries, now draws tourists to its extraodinary coral formations and marine park. The waters of the island are splendid for swimmimg, snoerkelling, scuba diving, sailing and sport fishing.

Mafia

is the ideal spot to relax and unwind after a great African safari.

Chole Bay and its surrounding forests and islands are now within the protected

Mafia Island Marine Park

, supported with assistance from the World Wide Fund for Nature.  

Mafia reefs offer a range of corals and fish like no other in the Indian Ocean, and diving and snorkeling sites are just a short boat ride away.

Isolated islets and beaches, lagoons, coves and channels provide many private swimming and picnicking hideaways. Chole Bay is perfect for windsurfing and laser sailing.

 

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There are also roosts of the unusual and fascinating giant Madagascan fruit bat to see on nearby Chole  Island.

For the fisherman there is big-game fishing, light inshore sport fishing and bottom fishing from fully equipped boats.

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And if you are really intrepid, you can arrange to go fishing in traditional style with local fishermen on

their jahazis or ngalawas. Scuba diving and game fishing can also be specially arranged as camping

safaris to the north end of Mafia or to Okuza, Nyuni and Njovi islands to the south of Mafia.

Visits to the villages, historic archaeological sites, coastal forests, coconut plantations, traditional

boat-building yards, and other parts of Mafia Island complement the sea activities and add much

more interest to a holiday, and will familiarise you with the lives of the people of Mafia, who are

artisans, farmers, fishermen and sailors.

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