Introduction

Few destinations in Africa can rival Tanzania's diversity of wildlife, cultures and landscapes. From the classic savannah destinations of the Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater to the beaches and coral reefs of Zanzibar and Mafia.

Tanzania is a sensual delight not to be missed! 

Mafia Island is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and atolls and is truly a paradise in the Indian Ocean. It is the southern most of three islands (Pemba & Zanzibar) located off the coast of Tanzania. 25kms from the mainland and 130kms from Dar es Salaam, it is reachable by light aircraft in 35 minutes or 45 minutes from Zanzibar and the Selous Game Reserve. 
 
 The resident population of 46,000 are mainly fishermen or smallholder farmers that grow coconut, paw-paw, rice and cassava. The islanders are friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere relaxed and laid-back.  The dominant religion is moderate Islam and both Christians and Muslims live in peace and harmony. The air and sea temperatures remain warm all year round with the rainy season between April to June. 
 
 Today Mafia is known as a beautiful Indian Ocean tropical resort that is famous for deep sea fishing and scuba diving. Aquatic life is abundant and the coral gardens are pristine due to the protection of the Mafia Island Marine Park. The park is located between the Rufiji River delta to the west and the open Indian Ocean to the east.  
 
The dual influences of the river and the sea have combined to create a rich and exceptional biodiversity with unique landscapes under the sea and on dry land. It is a unique and perfect destination as part of a safari package or simply a place to unwind and get away from the daily, modern and busy world.   A week exploring the vibrant reefs of Chole Bay in the heart of a marine park. The diving highlight is undoubtedly the annual whale shark aggregation (OctMar) where small males can be seen feeding in the channel

Day

Accommodation

Destination

Duration

Basis

Day 0

Mount Meru Hotel Arusha

1 night

B&B

Day 1

Tarangire Safari Lodge Tarangire National Park

1 night

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Day 2

Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge Lake Manyara National Park

1 night

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Day 3

Ngorongoro Farm House Karatu

2 nights

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Day 5

Serengeti Sopa Lodge Central Serengeti

2 nights

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Day 7

Mafia Island Lodge Utende

6 nights

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Key

B&B: Bed and Breakfast

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities

FB: Full Board - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast and Lunch

 

Arusha : Mount Meru Hotel

Tarangire National Park : Tarangire Safari Lodge

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Lake Manyara National Park : Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lodge Pool Dining Room

Karatu : Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu

Central Serengeti : Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Bush Dinner Cocktails Bar

Utende : Mafia Island Lodge

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Fast Facts

14 Days / 13 Nights

Special Interests: DIVING, SNORKELLING, SAILING, BEACH BAR

Price

Low Season : 01 April/30 May

  • 2 people travelling : US$7 472 per person sharing
  • 4 people travelling:  US$6 257 per person sharing
  • 6 people travelling:  US$5 920  per person sharing
  • Single supplement:   US$720 per person 

*Rates are valid for low season : 01 APR/31 MAY and 

High season : 01 June/31 October

  • 2 people travelling : US$8 820 per person sharing
  • 4 people travelling:  US$7 656 per person sharing
  • 6 people travelling:  US$7 272 per person sharing
  • Single supplement:   US$1 248 per person 

Mafia High season supplement :   01-31 Aug and 20 Dec -10 Jan

- please add US$15 pp per night

 

Includes:

TANZANIA

  • Meet & Greet
  •  Accommodation
  •  Meals as indicated
  •  Game viewing as indicated with an English-speaking driver guide
  •  Transport in a private land cruiser with pop up roof – Tanzania
  •  Park Entrance fees, taxes and service charges
  •  Gorge fee and 02- crater visits- Tanzania
  •  Mineral water – 01litre per person per day
  • AMREF- rescue & evacuation cover 

MAFIA ISLAND

  •  Return airport transfers,  
  •  6 nights accommodation on full board basis (breakfast lunch and dinner) superior room,  
  •  8  dives including cylinder and weightbelt hire,  
  •  High season supplement fees,  
  •  Special Xmas dinner supplement including a glass of wine 

Excludes:

TANZANIA

  • Visas and all flights
  •  Balloon safari
  •  Bush lunch/breakfast
  •  All extra meals/accommodation
  •  Item of personal Nature  
  •  Gratuities 

MAFIA ISLAND 

• Marine Park Fees (US$ 20.00 + 18% VAT  per person per day,) to be paid with credit card at Park Gate before reaching the Lodge; please note that Mafia Island Lodge cannot pay or advance cash for the Marine Park Fees in any circumstance.

• Tourism Development Levy: 1.50$ per person per night.

• Internal Dar/Mafia/Dar flight at the price of approx 240$ + fuel surcharges and taxes, per person

• Reef supplements -  Mange Reef   $40, Bwejuu   $60 

Arusha : Mount Meru Hotel

Tarangire National Park : Tarangire Safari Lodge

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Lake Manyara National Park : Lake Manyara Serena Safari Lodge

Lodge Pool Dining Room

Karatu : Ngorongoro Farm House

Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu Ngorongoro Farm House - Karatu

Central Serengeti : Serengeti Sopa Lodge

Bush Dinner Cocktails Bar

Utende : Mafia Island Lodge

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