HOW TO GET THERE

It's a short Cessna Caravan hop from the capital, Dar Es Salaam, followed by a drive across the charming island of Mafia, bumping over dirt roads to your boat, tethered on a sandy beach, the tufted island of Chole clearly visible across the azure waters. There are regular flights to Mafia from virtually everywhere in Tanzania; flight time from Dar Es Salaam is around 30 minutes (45 from Zanzibar or Selous). For information on flight times and costs, visit www.coastal.cc. The transfer by road and boat to the island will take approximately 30 minutes; for more, contact us.

Note that entry to the Mafia Marine Park costs US$10 per person/day; you will need to prepay this amount in cash on entering the Park, so have the dollars ready! Prices can fluctuate, so please check when booking. For more information on Mafia Marine Park visit www.africatravelresource.com.