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Mafia Holiday Package
• Location
♣ Southern coast
• Nearest Airport
♣ J.K Nyerere international airport
♣ Kilindoni airstrip
• Comfort Level

Peacock hotel
♣ 3 stars
♣ Best value, clean and comfortable

• Trip Description
Mafia holiday package is a six day fly in safari to the most unspoiled tropical marine habitat Africa paradise. Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania's first marine park, Mafia Island Marine Park, which was established in 1995. Mafia Island Marine Park covers the Southern half of the island and part of the Northeast. Mafia Island Marine Park covers an area of 822 km2 and is located between S 07 45'07" and E 39 54'01" and S 08 09' 40" and E 39 30'00.
The Sea around Mafia Island hosts an outstanding mosaic of tropical marine habitat including coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, inter-tidal flats reef flats, lagoons and coastal forest. These are nesting sites for Green and Hawksbill turtles while Leatherback, Olive Ridlely and Loggerhead also occur in Mafia. Sharks, barracuda, grouper, needlefish, moray eels and triggerfish are also prominent in these waters. Also Torpedo-shaped and robust yellow-fin tuna, cobia manta rays and sting rays, swordfish, black marlins and wahoo are Mafia Island wildlife seen in the Marine Park.
• Highlights
♣ The beauty Mafia island tropical habitat and beaches
♣ Go scuba diving
♣ Do some fishing sports
♣ Spot the Green and Hawksbill turtles
♣ Spot Sharks, barracuda, grouper, needlefish, moray eels and triggerfish

• Accommodation

∗ Location

Peacock hotel
♣ 650 km from Arusha
♣ 1 hr flight from Arusha
Mafia island lodge
♣ 25 kms off the Tanzania coast
♣ 130 kms from Dar es salaam/ 35 minutes by air
♣ 45 minutes flight from Selous national park or Zanzibar island
♣ 20 minutes from Kilindoni airstrip

∗ Highlights

♣ The beauty Mafia island and beaches
♣ Go scuba diving
♣ Do some fishing sports
♣ Spot the Green and Hawksbill turtles
♣ Sharks, barracuda, grouper, needlefish, moray eels and triggerfish
Facilities at
Peacock hotel
♣ Swimming pool
♣ Internet café
♣ Business center
♣ Satellite TV lounge
♣ Currency exchange
♣ Personal electronic safe
♣ Disable facilities
Mafia island lodge
♣ Lounge and bar
♣ Restaurant

∗ Activities

Mafia island lodge
♣ Scuba diving
♣ Walking
♣ Sport fishing
♣ Biking
♣ Snorkeling

• Day to day Itinerary
Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania's first marine park, Mafia Island Marine Park, which was established in 1995. Mafia Island Marine Park covers the Southern half of the island and part of the Northeast. Mafia Island Marine Park covers an area of 822 km2 and is located between S 07 45'07" and E 39 54'01" and S 08 09' 40" and E 39 30'00. The park covers the southern part of Mafia Island and includes the inhabited islands of Chole, Juani Jibondo and Bwejuu and several uninhabited islets and the associated waters. The area included within the boundaries of MIMP is one of the most important marine habitats in the world. However, while its importance has increasingly been recognized, so too have its problems, particularly over-fishing, and destructive and unsustainable fishing methods devastating the Mafia Island wildlife
Mafia Island Wildlife
the Sea around Mafia Island hosts an outstanding mosaic of tropical marine habitat including coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves, inter-tidal flats reef flats, lagoons and coastal forest. These are nesting sites for Green and Hawksbill turtles while Leatherback, Olive Ridlely and Loggerhead also occur in Mafia. Sharks, barracuda, grouper, needlefish, moray eels and triggerfish are also prominent in these waters. Also Torpedo-shaped and robust yellow-fin tuna, cobia manta rays and sting rays, swordfish, black marlins and wahoo are Mafia Island wildlife seen in the Marine Park.
Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive at Dar es salaam International airport, transfer t to Peacock hotel/ Paradise City for overnight.
Day 2
Transfer to the airport for flight to Mafia airstrip, transfers to Mafia Island Lodge. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Mafia Island Lodge.
Day 3
Free at Mafia. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Mafia Island Lodge
Day 4
Free at Mafia. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Mafia Island Lodge
Day 5
Free at Mafia. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Mafia Island Lodge
Day 6
Transfer to Mafia Airstrip for your flight to Dar. Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and Ipam Safaris recommend dinner and overnight at Peacock hotel when you reach dar.