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MAFIA SNORKELING TOUR

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SNORKELING TOUR EXPERIENCE IN MAFIA WITH AFRICANMECCA

A part of the first ocean reserve of Tanzania, Mafia Island Marine Park, Chole Bay is one of the most incredible Indian Ocean snorkeling locale in all of Africa. It will interest you to know that the bay is protected by monsoon winds by the island that lie around it, and as a result, it is a first-rate location for snorkeling all months of the year. Chole Bay has an incredible range of undersea landscapes that you will enjoy exploring while on your Mafia beach holiday, and there are many locations that have shallow depths of less than 10 meters that are just right for the first time snorkeler. There are fringing reefs, soft coral, reefs covered with algae and sheer rock walls. As yet only 52 species of coral such as blue-lipped staghorn, sea fans, giant table corals and whip corals have been christened, and there are possibly more to be recognized. Over 460 varieties of fish species are found here that fill the low ocean floor with an incredible rainbow of colors lighted up by the sunshine filtering through the clear water. Turtles are frequently seen, as are small ocean predators that seem to ignore humans completely. As you snorkel on your tour, an expert snorkel guide or divemaster will accompany AfricanMecca guests on your marine explorations, and not only will he make sure you are safe but he will also point to you the many creatures that are adept at camouflaging themselves in the coral. There are several prime snorkeling locations that you can explore, and each of them will completely enchant you with the unique aquatic creatures you will see.

Your underworld trip to Mafia Island will be made memorable with sightings of angelfish, butterflyfish, fusiliers, damselfish, flatworms, nudibranchs and many more as you visit the Chole Wall. This high visibility reef lies on the northeast of the Kinasi Wall with depths of 15 meters only. The Coral Gardens are located between the Chole Wall and the Kinasi Wall, and is the ideal spot to take all the underwater pictures you can to reminisce over snorkeling vacation in Tanzania with AfricanMecca. The coral here forms bommies or coral outcrops that are typically higher than the other coral formations and look like reclining columns. Many stunning varieties and sea anemones can be found here. Also try exploring the Coral Patches. You will sight many species of coral at depths from 9 to 17 meters. These new coral have formed around age-old porites, a kind of stony coral. An interesting factor of this area is the incidence of spotted garden eels in large counts as well as other kinds of colorful fish. Located in the main Kinasi Pass are two small islands, Kisiwa Ndogo (small) and Kisiwa Kubwa (large), both distinct sites for marine exploration. Look for enchanting aquatic creatures like cardinalfish among the shadowy crevices of the rocks, and also titan triggerfish and lionfish. But the Mafia Island Marine Park has more snorkel sites you can explore on your travel in Africa. Try the coral mountains of Milimani, the shallow coral gardens of Utumbe or the Kirongo sites.

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WANT TO VISIT ZANZIBAR?
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WANT TO VISIT ZANZIBAR?

An exquisite Indian Ocean jewel, off the east coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar or the Spice Island is a laid-back little settlement where history whispers and pristine beaches sooth your mind, body and soul.

WHERE TO STAY IN MAFIA
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WHERE TO STAY IN MAFIA

Mafia Island has varied beach accommodations, from Chole Mjini's treehouse experience, Kinasi Lodge's stone walled cottages, Pole Pole's rustic bungalow suites to Mafia Island Lodge's value guest rooms.

GUIDE ON MAFIA
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GUIDE ON MAFIA

With the Rufiji River Delta on the western mainland of Tanzania and the expansive Indian Ocean on the east, Mafia Island offers unspoiled white beaches washed by the crystal azure waters of its marine park.

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BEST TIME TO VISIT MAFIA

Because of its siting close to the equator on the south, Mafia has a warm, pleasant year-round temperature without any extreme variability but with two wet seasons and two dry seasons like most of Tanzania.

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  • We have returned from our African adventure and would like to thank you very much for your part in making this such a wonderful experience. We were lucky enough to time the Great Migration from the Serengeti, which was amazing.
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  • Dear Raza, I want to thank you for being the very best travel partner to design and arrange our spectacular trip to Kenya, Tanzania and Zanzibar. I have already recommended you to several of my friends and colleagues.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI AND BEACH TRIP IDEA FOR MAFIA IN EASTERN TANZANIA

When beach vacationing in Mafia, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Mafia Island attractions and tour activities after your Northern Tanzania safari to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.

You may optionally extend out to offbeat parks in Southern and Western Tanzania such as Selous, Ruaha or Katavi ending with a chimpanzee trekking safari at Gombe or Mahale by the relaxing Lake Tanganyika.

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