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Mafia Marine National Park

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Chole Bay, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Beautiful coral fish

We swam through gorgeous coral gardens & swarms of colourful reef fish. Water clarity was decent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
DickEbird
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Arusha, Tanzania
Expencive, continuous hassle of white people only worth it in Chole and Chole bay

i stayed in kilindori: the idea of paying 23.60 usd/day on top of accommodation and food and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lucia m
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Aalborg, Denmark
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Chole Bay, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We swam through gorgeous coral gardens & swarms of colourful reef fish. Water clarity was decent, there was no current to speak of and our guide did a good job of pointing out interesting species. Best snorkelling I've seen along the Tanzanian coast.

Thank DickEbird
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed in kilindori: the idea of paying 23.60 usd/day on top of accommodation and food and activities was not appealing ( as you must take some activities as the beaches are mostly not swimmable due to the tide. 2 nice beaches are: in the...More

Thank lucia m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to go diving - but you have to time it for high tide, or visibility will be bad. We did not see any sharks, but plenty of rays, octopuses, fish and small stuff, like leaf fish, nudibranches, sea horses, pipe...More

Thank DKtoAD
Reviewed 31 December 2017

We only stayed in the area as long as we really wanted to dive because of the high costs of the marine park. We heard from a dive guide that the income here is also used to finance other marine parks in Tanzania, that are...More

Thank Manoe
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I visited Mafia Marine National Park in November 2017. There is a conservation entry fee of USD $20 per day which is put towards the continued conservation of the marine park. I went snorkelling with a scuba group to 2 sites and the coral and...More

Thank antwerp88
Reviewed 13 November 2017

Amazing snorkeling experiences where you can find many different species of fishes, turtles and much more. Nice walk on Chole Island if you want to know more about th Arab time, see the village and the famous "Bats"that dominate the island from the trees.

Thank silviazucconelli
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Paradise on Earth. Spent a week in this secret corner of the World. We spot different kind of fish, turtle and marine life

Thank th0mmy1967
Reviewed 18 August 2017

It was by far the best we visited while in Bagamaoyo and is Family friendly, and offers a lot of activities.

1  Thank Jannik A
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Amazing place, clear water, excellent guide. Many many different fishes and corals with nice colors.

Thank rackermann2017
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a pretty magical place with sea life galore and healthy coral reef. It is not over crowded and the boats are hand hewn and beautiful that you see. We stayed in Pole Pole Bungalows within the Marine Park and used Mafia Island Diving....More

Thank NSpc
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