Home of Whale shark, untouched & underwater paradise. 

DAY TRIP TO Mafia Island!

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is the world’s largest fish reaching more than 20 meters (65 ft.) in length. They are cartilaginous fish, not mammals, and their name refers to their size and diet of plankton. Despite their spectacular size they are very docile and do not harm humans. The only predators of whale sharks are orcas, white sharks and humans. They are actively fished to be sold in Asia but not in Tanzania. Whale sharks reach sexual maturity at about 7 to 8m in length (after 20 to 30 years) and are ovoviviparous, which means that they lay eggs but retain these in their uteri until the eggs hatch and the fetuses mature and live pups are “born”. A mature female may have more than 300 eggs and fetuses, at various stages of development, in her two uteri at any one time. It is postulated that the females may mate very few times and may be able to store sperm.

8 Hours 26 Jan, 27 Jan, 28 Jan, and more Mafia, Pwani Region

What is included in the tour

  • Complimentary return transfers in ZNZ

  • Return flight ZNZ/MAFIA/ZNZ

  • Mafia return Airport transfers

  • Whale shark adventure

  • Kilindoni City Tour (Mafia Island)

  • BBQ lunch snacks with soft drinks

  • Snorkeling gears

  • Conservation fees.

  • 24/7 assistance


Home of Whale shark, untouched & underwater paradise. 

Return Flight | Or Couch Transfer | On request Departure, Full Day Trip with Lunch and Drinks. 

  • Transfer from your Hotel to the Zanzibar Airport
  • Departure flight to Mafia Island
  • Arrival in Mafia airstrip, Pick up & Transfer to Kilindoni, Briefing with your guide
  • Snorkelling with whale shark
  • Lunch in Kilindoni, Transfer to the airstrip
  • Return flight to Zanzibar
  • Arrival in Zanzibar & Transfer to your resort.
Pickup point
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