Safari tour package:
A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Price per person*:
$2235 - $5500
Includes internal flights:
Length of safari:
5 days
Best months:
All year
Countries visited:
Parks visited:
Not specified
Activity level:
Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
Romantic safaris Romantic Cultural safaris Cultural
*Prices are estimates and used as guidelines only. Please contact the tour operator for an exact quote.
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Mafia is a large island lying off the southern coast of Tanzania, near to the Rufiji Delta. It is 30 miles from north to south, and up to ten miles in width. It is 30 minutes by plane from Dar es Salaam.
Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania’s first Marine Park which was gazetted in 1995. The Park covers the southern half of the island and part of the north-east.
Mafia Island is one of the most important marine habitats in the world. It has mangroves, sea-grass beds, coral reefs, inter-tidal reef flats, lagoons and coastal forest.
Within the bay, the shallow reefs are perfect for snorkeling or learning to dive. Whilst outside the bay, its entrance is guarded by a long coral wall, attracting more experienced divers. Here are more than 50 genera of coral, including giant table corals, huge stands of blue-tipped staghorn corals, and over 400 species of fish.
This is one of Tanzania’s best areas for diving and you’ll always see something exciting, from rainbow-colored clownfish to octopus, rays and the odd gigantic grouper or large potato cod. Sharks and dolphins are found in the deeper waters, and at night turtles crawl onto remote beaches to nest. It is perfect area for honeymooners or as an excursion after a Tanzania safari.

Day 1: Arrival at the Dar es Salaam Airport
On your arrival at the Airport, you will be transferred you to the Kempinski Kilimanjaro/Hyatt Regency Hotel/Similar in Dar es Salaam for dinner and overnight should you arrive on an evening flight. However, should you arrive on a morning flight; we will connect you on a short flight (30 minutes) to Mafia Island in the afternoon for your resting, resting, dinner and overnight at the Kempinski, if Mafia, dinner and overnight at Pole pole Resort Bungalow/Similar
all meals included

Day 2 Transfer to Mafia Island

Pick-Up from hotel after lunch and shuttled to airport ready to leave for Mafia Island. On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our representative, who will transfer you to Polepole Bungalow for lunch and afternoon beach leisure. Resting, dinner and overnight at Pole pole Resort Bungalow/Similar
all meals included

Day 3 to 4: Two Days of Leisure on Mafia Island 

Both days are at your leisure. However, you may want to plan a day excursion to Chole Island, which is packed with ancient ruins, including some from the German colonial administration. While on Chole, you may take a walking tour to see boat-building, sail making, the hand-manufacturing of copra (coconut fiber) ropes, and see a ancient coral rock swimming pool. A picnic lunch will be offered. Optional activities include snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing and scuba diving. Relaxing, dinner and overnight at Pole pole Resort Bungalow/Similar
all meals included

Day 5: Return to Dar es Salaam

after breakfast and lunch at the lodge then transfer to airport for short flight to Dar es Salaam, where you will spend an overnight at the Kempinski/Hyatt Regency//Similar or transfer to Dar es Salaam International Airport for your flight home.

 End of Honeymoon


US $ 2,235 Per person sharing (minimum 2 persons)

Rates include

• Accommodation and meals as per itinerary above
• Game Activities as per the itinerary
• Mineral water 1.5lt per person per day

• Return flight Dar es Salaam - Mafia

 · 3 meals and early morning tea

 · Transfers to and from Mafia airport

 · One daily boat excursion in Chole Bay* (see Terms and Conditions)

 · Tea, coffee and bottled water · Laundry (2 items per person per day

Rates exclude

• Tips and Gratuities
• Travel insurance
• Tanzanian entry visas
• International
• Flying doctors service
• All items of a personal nature
• Champagne, cognacs, fine wines & premium brand spirits

· Marine Park fees to be paid cash or credit card upon your arrival at the Park’s entrance gate Adults: $20 per person per day Children aged 10-16: $10 per person per day

 · Drinks (excluding tea, coffee and bottled water) and extras

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