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 Mafia Island cost?

How much does Mafia Island cost?

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

Tanzania is geared towards providing visitors with the perfect vacation, offering a combination of both safari and beach. With a bit more time, though, you can really explore the islands and mainland, getting to know places untouched. Life in East Africa is slow so...
Goodbye Africa. Hello home

Goodbye Africa. Hello home

January and February last year were miserable. I was drowning from the teacher training workload. Getting nervous about my looming Mountain Leader assessment and, most of all, hating the short grey days, the cold and the tiresome commutes. What a transformation. One...
The best things to do in Tanzania

The best things to do in Tanzania

Tanzania remains one of my favourite countries. The people are friendly and laid-back and it feels adventurous to travel there (especially if you stray off the beaten track a bit). The country has gorgeous beaches, the best sunsets and endless wildlife. These are the...