While Mafia Island is a glorious destination for both active and leisurely vacations, a main attraction is that it remains virtually unknown and creates a sense of traveling back in time to the early 20th century. Surrounded by a barrier reef teeming with colourful tropical marine life, the warm, colorful Indian Ocean waters provide an ideal location for many sea activities. There are more than 450 species of fish and five different species of turtles that you can discover by diving and snorkelling. Explore the many islets and enjoy a picnic lunch after traditional dhow sailing, or go deep-sea fishing, walking or biking on the nature trails and sea kayaking.
450 Species of Fish
Diving and Snorkelling Paradise
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