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ZanzibarMagic is an online marketplace for Tanzania Safari Tours and exotic island beach extensions specializing on Zanzibar and Tanzania.

Tours and safaris you find on these pages are only a selection of what we have to offer.

For your own tailor-made requirements, please send us details of your proposed itinerary, with dates of how many days you wish to spend in Tanzania, lodge, camping, Zanzibar Beach or a mixture of all and we will tailor make a safari or beach stay to suit your own requirements.

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We keep up-to-date by regularly returning to and staying in the accommodation we offer.

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mafia island lodges hotels resorts accommodation  

mafia island lodges hotels resorts accommodation  

Mafia Island has a selection of different lodges, hotels, resorts and accommodation whose numbers seem to be growing steadily over the past few years.

Mafia is a relatively large island off the southern coast of Tanzania.

In 2013 the government started a programme of upgrading the airstrip and road network in the hope of promoting more tourism to this hitherto undisturbed part of the old Swahili Coast.

We are not sure that Mafia is cut out for mainstream tourism, mainly because it does not have the beaches and easy swimming lagoons of nearby Zanzibar.

mafia island lodges hotels resorts accommodation

For now the island remains a relatively sedate, peaceful backwater with limited guests but unlimited charm and peace and quiet.

Bear in mind that most accommodation is clustered around the south of the island, which is convenient for the marine park; indeed many options are within its boundaries, from honeymoon-friendly Pole Pole to mid-range Mafia Lodge.

Alternatively you can stay at Ras Mbisi where the beach is great and you avoid marine park fees, but have a longer journey to get there.

mafia island lodges hotels resorts accommodation

What it does have is the largest marine park in East Africa, which contains some of the finest unbleached coral in the Indian Ocean.

There are also whalesharks in residence year round.

Mafia Island is therefore ideal for active people ... divers, sailors and walkers ... looking for somewhere more off the beaten track.

mafia island lodges hotels resorts accommodation

In the marine park area to the southeast, most of our more outdoorsy guests stay at the remarkable Chole Mjini Lodge with Kinasi Lodge and Pole Pole Lodge offering higher levels of conventional comfort, Shamba Kilole Lodge and Mafia Island Lodge being the best of the lower cost options.

Over on the west coast Ras Mbisi Lodge is pleasantly remote, whilst Butiama Beach offers good value.

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  mafia island lodge tanzania    
  mafia island lodge mafia island tanzania   Honeymoon Location
  Mafia Island Lodge is situated on a picturesque beach in the Mafia Marine Park, Mafia Island Lodge invites you to take a plunge into warm, tropical surrounding waters to relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings.
       
  pole pole mafia island    
  pole pole mafia lodge tanzania   Honeymoon Location
  The name Pole Pole means "slowly, slowly," as if anyone needed a reminder of how to swing a hammock in this sumptuous hideaway on the Indian Ocean
       
  kinasi mafia island lodge    
  kinasi mafia island lodge hotel tanzania   Honeymoon Location
  kinasi mafia island lodge is an intimate and lovely resort, situated in an old cashew and coconut plantation, provides a luxury stay amidst stylish décor and magnificent natural surroundings of the protected marine park.
       
  lua cheia beach mafia island    
  lua cheia beach mafia island It is 55 km from Kilindoni (airport) - stretching from Kanga Beach to Bweni Village- takes a 4x4 vehicle and approximately 40’ to get there.  
  Lua Cheia our eco-friendly tented camp, located at Ras Bweni in the north of Mafia Island on our private beach of over 2 km..…this beautiful location is now yours!

A journey to the north takes the visitor to a completely different part of Mafia that is quite another world of vegetation, beaches and activities. 
       
       
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  Ras Mbisi Lodge    
       
   
       
  Butiama Beach    
       
       
       
       
  Shamba Kilole Lodge    
       
       
       
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