The name Mafia
derives from the Arabic "morfiyeh", meaning “group”.
Like other island of Pemba and Zanzibar Mafia is the series of the
Island that makes Zanzibar of which it has not been recorded as
part of Zanzibar. The Island is not yet explored that much with
very clean waters credited for scuba divers and fishermen.
Mafia is having a population of about 40,900 in
an area of square kilometers of 394. Neighbored by other small Island
of Chole about 2 square kilometers offers a bay that protects deep
water with sandbanks and clean beaches. While in Mafia it worth
much to visit Jibondo Island to watch the hand-made fabrication
of the dhows, enormous wooden boats. The best time for fishing is
from September to March with November to January. The variety of
the coral permits an unimaginable quantity of fishes like flying-fish,
red mullet, marlin and tuna.
The Island is accessible easily by a 30 minutes charter flight
from Dar es Salaam.
Come with us and experience the watersport game in Mafia Island.