Our 2-days tour with flights from Zanzibar Island to Mafia Archipelago in the Azure Indian Ocean is every adventure lover’s tour of a lifetime. This short trip involves exploring the incredible Mafia Island Marine Park protecting the vast swaths of Mafia’s southern Coastline as well as surrounding waters.
A visit to Kilindoni (the main Town / City of Mafia Island for a City tour, dhow cruise, walks along the smooth sand beaches in addition to swimming and snorkeling with Whale sharks are the highlights of this short tour.
Day 1: Zanzibar Airport to Mafia Island
Depart by the morning flight direct from Abeid Amani Karume International Airport to Mafia Island and this lasts about 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the booked flight. On arrival at the spectacular Island, you will be met and greeted by our Tour representative then embark on the whale shark excursion. Your guide will lead you to the Whale Shark base for briefing and what to expect before hopping on a local boat to find them. Adventurous visitors can opt to swim with the whale sharks, with the best time to find high populations being the months of November, December, January and February.
Leave the Whale Shark base for Kilindoni City after a delicious meal with several options of traditional dishes, after which head for the tour of the City/Town. The time dictates the number of sites you will visit during this excursion but don’t miss-out the Utende Beach, Kilindoni market with variety of tantalizing things ranging from fruits to African wear. Before sunset return to your booked place of stay for BBQ dinner, bonfire and overnight rest.
Day 2: Half day adventure excursion and Flight to Zanzibar Airport
After the previous adventurous day and peaceful night, be treated to a lovely breakfast before pick-up by your driver. Your guide will check the tides before driving you to the Mafia Marine Park for snorkeling, which exposes you to several marine creatures that include moray eels, turtles, seahorse, sting rays, and octopus among others. If time allows, you will check-out the turtle nest and see the beautiful hatchlings and relax with a local BBQ lunch.
Also get a chance to tour the Utende Village where you might see the flying foxes and then drive back to Mafia Airport. Catch your flight back to Zanzibar Airport which is followed by drop-off at your Hotel or embarking on your International flight. This marks the end of your 2 days Mafia Island by Flight tour.
Prices starting from:
- $850 per person.
- $750 per child (3 – 12yrs).
- $500 above 2 yrs.
- Infant free.
- Complimentary Return transfers from your Hotel in Zanzibar.
- Return flight from Zanzibar.
- Mafia Return Airport Transfers.
- Accommodation as per program.
- Whale Shark Adventure
- Mafia Blue Safari Adventure
- Complimentary Visiting flying foxes at Utende village (optional if time permits)
- Complimentary Kilindoni City Tour (optional if time permits)
- BBQ lunch, snacks with soft drinks on tours.
- Snorkeling gears
- Conservation fees / Marine Park fees.
- All Taxes / VAT.
- Marine Park Fees: US$ 23.60 per person per day.
- Personal items (travel insurance, visa fees, etc.).
- Any other activities or excursion not mentioned above.