Fewer then a thousand visitors a year come here so it remains very much a traditional Swahili Coast destination and really can lay claim to the worn title of “unspoilt”…….
Mafia is the destination for those who truly wish to “get away from it all” and enjoy superlative accommodation, ambience, cuisine and service.
After two decades of a love affair with Mafia we are still discovering new reefs, beaches and picnic locations, previously unrecorded birds, plants, fish and corals, new dive and snorkel sites….and we continue developing new excursions and activities for guests to enjoy our “ISLAND LIFE”
6 Reason why we love Mafia[editar]
We love Mafia because it is so natural and unaffected by the many negative effects of modern life, especially when tourism has a major impact !
Friendly people are one of the greatest attractions on any holiday and you will soon realise that, as for all of East Africa, the people of Mafia are extremely friendly, self-confident but humble, and always ready for a laugh. A lasting memory you will take away is how happy and spontaneous people are.
And to enhance your stay with us we have guided walks and nature trails to enjoy the native trees, animals and birdlife, cultural visits to villages to understand local village life and watch skilled craftsmen at work, sailing in traditional dhows and ngalawas, and fantastic day picnic trips to outer islands, sand banks and beaches.
Scuba diving and snorkeling
Mafia Island and its reefs are renowned as an excellent, world-class diving destination. Scientists have confirmed that Mafia has some of the richest reefs in the world, with an unparalleled variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish. We have identified fabulous dive sites of immense beauty and richness, bommies, channels, walls and caverns, drift and night dives. All of this is available to you through our PADI dive centre.
Mafia is the place for “active relaxation” and at Kinasi and Lua Cheia we have tried to think of everything: swimming pool, scuba and snorkel, fishing, windsurfing, kayaking and mountain bikes, guided excursions to cultural and historic sites, bird-watching and marine nature walks, picnics on isolated islets and beaches, road safaris to explore the north of the island with overnight camping options, boat excursions….all accompanied by superb food, a cocktail bar and wine cellar of note, and a therapy centre offering a wide range of relaxation and therapy treatments. We don't think we have failed to imagine any other comforts and services one might need on a holiday…and it is our goal to make sure that we are the best small hotel in Tanzania and the most personalised.
Most of all Mafia is wonderfully peaceful and calming and a perfect place to find your feet again….
It may be realized by now, that tourists looking for night life, Mafia is not the place to come! Unless of course you wish to include night dives, dinners on the beach, star-gazing...'