Top things to do in Mafia

Park in Mafia

Mafia Island Marine Park

At around 822 sq km, Mafia Island Marine Park is the largest marine protected area in the Indian Ocean, sheltering a unique complex of estuarine, mangrove, coral reef and marine channel ecosystems. These include the…
Island in Mafia


Sparsely vegetated Jibondo is less aesthetically appealing than Mafia's other islands, and its inhabitants are traditionally unwelcoming towards visitors. However, it is intriguing in that it supports a population o…
Island in Mafia


The large and heavily vegetated island of Juani, southeast of Mafia, has overgrown but evocative ruins at Kua. This includes the remains of several mosques dating from a Shirazi settlement during the 18th and 19th c…
Island in Mafia


A good place to start exploring in the Mafia archipelago, especially around the crumbling but atmospheric ruins, dating from the 19th century. Also on Chole is what's probably East Africa’s only Fruit Bat Sanctuary …
Supermarket in Mafia

Mkaile Super Market

This small supermarket, diagonally opposite the market in the centre of Kilindoni, has a reasonable selection of basics.
Tanzanian in Mafia

Hakuna Matata

A large, makuti-roofed place near the market with grilled chicken or fish and chips, plus fruit juices. Take the first left after coming up the hill from the port. It’s about 50m down to your right.