Island-on-Map.com The Free Beach Guide HomeMenuHotels

Mafia island

Ultimate guide 2017
Mafia is a small island in the south of Tanzania. As well as on Pemba there are no good beaches, because the water is very shallow, making it impossible to swim even during the high tide. However, the coastal scenery is lovely with palms and white sand, - sometimes it's even more picturesque than on Zanzibar. The main attractions in Mafia island are diving and eco-tourism. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]

Find hotels in Mafia
This island ranks #2 of the "Best islands in Tanzania"
Rating: 8.3 - 8 votes [vote]
Coordinates: -7.917007, 39.652134

Hotels [edit]

There are limited number of hotels on the island of Mafia, so during the high season it is recommended to book in advance. The best beaches can be found near the hotels of Butiama, Lua Cheia, Ras Kisimani and Utende. However, you should understand, that anyway it is not possible to swim there.

Find hotels in Mafia

 

How to get there [edit]

Fly to Dar es Salaam international airport (DAR). Next fly to Mafia island airport (MFA). There are also direct flights to Mafia island from Zanzibar and from Pemba.

Find flights to Mafia

 

When to go [edit]

The best time for a holiday in Mafia Island of Tanzania is a dry season from June to October.

Rainfall, mm
Rainfall, mm

Water temperature, C
Water temperature, C

Temperature, C
Temperature, C

Humidity, %
Humidity, %

Wind speed, meter/sec
Wind speed, meter/sec

Open map
Feel free to ask any questions
& get free help from our travel community.
 
Any comments or ideas are also appreciated:


See also other islands nearby:

 
Zanzibar island, Mapenzi Beach Club 8.9
200 km to the north ()
Location: Africa, Tanzania
Rating: 8.9 (276 votes)
Tanzania, Pemba island, beach 8.2
310 km to the north ()
Location: Africa, Tanzania
Rating: 8.2 (14 votes)
Mozambique, Quirimbas, Vamizi Island 8.3
440 km to the south ()
Location: Africa, Mozambique
Rating: 8.3 (26 votes)
Comoros, Grande Comore island, Chindini Beach 8.0
580 km to the south-east ()
Location: Africa, Comoros
Rating: 8.0 (292 votes)
Comoros, Moheli island (Mwali), aerial view 7.1
660 km to the south-east ()
Location: Africa, Comoros
Rating: 7.1 (130 votes)
💖
If you liked this page, please share it on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
…or any other web-site
 
This will help the project greatly!

We recommend:
Hotels Combined – find the best hotel's fare among 200+ reservation systems
© 2017, Island-on-Map.com · News · Book · Contacts · Search · Countries