BEST TIME TO VISIT MAFIA DURING YOUR COASTAL TRAVELS IN EASTERN TANZANIA
Mafia Island has two dry seasons like most of Tanzania, but one of these is the cool, dry season and the other is the humidly hot, dry season. The hot dry season that occurs in January and February typically coincides with the winter months of America and Europe where many AfricanMecca travelers like to visit the islands and coasts of Tanzania in these months to enjoy the warmer climate on their vacation. The later festive weeks of December also sees like-minded guests arriving with friends and family to spend the holiday season in Mafia and surrounding islands. The cool, dry season from July to October is also a fine time to tour Tanzania, and since most schools are closed for the summer in the west and also coincide with the best times for safari in East Africa, Mafia Island sees increased visitors.
You might also want to take the two wet seasons into consideration when planning your dream trip. The accommodation rates for Mafia Island are slightly discounted during the rainy season. Like the rest of Tanzania, Mafia experiences two wet seasons, the long rains and the short rains. The long showers begin in the onset of March, peaking in April and May, and scattering off by June. These rains result from the Kaskazi tradewinds from the northeast whereas the Kusi tradewinds that blows from the southeast. However, even in the wet seasons, it does not rain continuously through the day or everyday, and some afternoons are clear with the sun shining brightly. While you could plan your personalized trip to Mafia during the wet seasons, you might have to limit some of your water activities such as angling, diving and snorkeling. Discerning guests touring Africa prefer to combine safari bush adventures in varied parks and reserves of the continent with some seaside relaxing time on Mafia Island. After reveling in the sights of the avian and terrestrial fauna and also flora too, Mafia offers to complete your wholesome AfricanMecca vacation with sightings of many fascinating marine creatures.
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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.
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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.
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MAFIA TOURS & ATTRACTIONS
While you could spend your complete outdoor holiday in Mafia sunbathing in the powdery white sands or swimming in its azure waters, do take the time to explore its many fascinating, unspoiled treasures.
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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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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING 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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