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Mafia Island, Tanzania | Diving, Hotels

The secluded beaches of Mafia Island receive only a small number of visitors compared to neighbouring Zanzibar, yet they are just as beautiful. Much of the Mafia archipelago constitutes a marine park - Tanzania's first - which protects a rich variety of sea life, including endangered species such as giant turtle and dugong. The diving is superb.

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Just a quick note to say thank you for one of the most memorable expeditions I have ever been on.

Al Chambers MBE

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Mafia Island (Butiama)

Low-key, 7-day beach break to Mafia Island's Butiama Lodge.


  • Tanzania
  • Zanzibar


  • Beach Holidays

Prices from£1199 pp

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Pole Pole Resort

Pole Pole Resort is the definition of "barefoot luxury", a stylish, Italian-owned beach lodge with just seven guest rooms and a wonderful location in a quiet bay on the untrodden island of Mafia.

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Thank you for organising our trip for us - the itinerary was spot on and we had a lovely time together.

Faye and Elsa