A guide to diving in Mafia Island

A guide to diving in Mafia Island

Mafia is a small laid back island that sits off the coast of Tanzania, south of the more famous Zanzibar Island. The island is basic and not hugely developed which is part of the charm. There’s not a huge amount to do on the island but it’s biggest draw is the marine...

How much does it cost to visit Mafia Island, Tanzania?

How much does it cost to visit Mafia Island, Tanzania?

Mafia Island is more expensive compared to its neighbouring island, Zanzibar. This is mostly due to it being so cut off and also having a protected Marine Park (you have to pay a daily fee to enter the park). However, because of this, the island offers a quieter and...

Tanzania itinerary, budget and top tips

Tanzania itinerary, budget and top tips

I've been fortunate to travel to Tanzania multiple times now. It's my favourite country! Based on my experience, I put together this Tanzania 2 week itinerary to help any visitors wanting to get the most out of visiting the country. You'll also find below a complete...

Guide to going on safari in Tanzania

Guide to going on safari in Tanzania

In this Tanzania safari guide, I'll cover the best itinerary and length. What to pack and how much it costs to go on safari. I don’t think there is a single travel bucket list in the world that does not have ‘going on a safari’ on it. And for good reason! Doing a...

Hacks to visiting Zanzibar on a budget

Hacks to visiting Zanzibar on a budget

Although noticeably more expensive than the mainland of Tanzania, it is still possible to visit Zanzibar on a budget. In this guide, I'll cover how to get to the island, where to stay and what to do. As well as a complete budget breakdown. You might also want to check...

Travel Guide: Mafia Island, Tanzania (2022)

Travel Guide: Mafia Island, Tanzania (2022)

I've been fortunate to spend many Months on Mafia Island - it's my absolute favourite place! In fact, I'm planning a trip to return in January 2023 as I really can't keep away! I've visited all places on the island, participated in every activity available and stayed...

17 Things to do on Mafia Island Tanzania

17 Things to do on Mafia Island Tanzania

Anyone visiting Mafia Island Tanzania will struggle not to fall in love with the place. Tanzanian culture and Island life is a good combination. Mafia Island has enough visitors to warrant a comfortable set up of activities and lodges, while not being overrun or...

Swimming with Mafia Island whale sharks

Swimming with Mafia Island whale sharks

I couldn't believe it. Here I was.....about to swim with the gigantic Mafia Island Whale Sharks! ‘Jump, jump’ the captain yelled at us and the 4 other tourists that were on the traditional dhow boat. I put my mask on and ungraciously stuck my legs over the side, fins...