1 Day Mafia Whale Shark Adventure

1 Day Mafia Whale Shark Adventure

The 1 day Mafia Whale Shark adventure is for the daring travellers who wish to experience what it feels to dive or swim with the gentle Whale sharks in their natural habitat – Mafia Island on the East African Coast (South of Dar es Salaam). These creatures live in the Mafia waters throughout the year although with favorable conditions move on the surface of shallow waters near Kilindoni hence making it a perfect place to see them. For travellers who wish to swim with them, the best months of October, November, December, January, February and March.

When you hear “Whale sharks”, you imagine a ferocious creature but surprisingly, they are naturally shy, gentle, peaceful and harmless sea creatures that feed on large quantities of plankton that they always hand up while swimming. 

Itinerary highlights.

Your Mafia Whale shark adventure begins in the morning with a 45 to 60 minutes flight chartered directly to Mafia Island. This is the best flight of your East African safari with stunning views over the Ocean, vegetation and other beautiful attractions  and on getting to the Island, you will be welcomed and greeted by experienced guide who will lead you to the starting point of the boat excursion.

First, be briefed on this adventurous experience before embarking on the traditional boat in the company of your guide to find the gentle whale sharks. You can swim or dive with the stunning sea creatures then head back to the starting point (Whale Shark base) for the nicely prepared and served BBQ Lunch. Enjoy your meal while interacting with other adventure seekers and afterwards undertake a short tour of Kilindoni City/Town.  

This relaxing City tour marks the end of your Mafia Island Adventure, then prepare for transfer to Mafia Airport for the chartered flight back to Zanzibar. Spend overnight at the Hotel in Zanzibar or get ready for the International flight (if it is scheduled for this day).


  • $450 per adult.
  • $350 per child (3 – 12 years).


–           Complimentary return transfers from your hotel in Zanzibar.

–           Return flight from Zanzibar.

–           Mafia return airport transfers.

–           Whale shark adventure.

–           Complimentary Kilindoni city tour (Mafia Island).

–           BBQ lunch, snacks with soft drinks.

–           Snorkeling gears.

–           Conservation fees.

–           All Taxes / VAT.


–           Personal items (travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).

–           Any other activities or excursion not mentioned above.