The name Mafia derives from the Arabic "morfiyeh",
meaning “group”. Like other island of Pemba and Unguja,
Mafia is the series of the Island that makes Zanzibar though it
has not been documented. 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. 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.