• E. African Islands a Quiet Haven

      LAMU, Kenya (AP) — Swimming with dolphins, staying in a tree house on the coast, spectacular snorkeling, and diving sites filled with colorful tropical fish — the East African islands of Lamu and Mafia offer visitors all this and more. A trip to Lamu involves flying to a dusty airstrip in neighboring Manda Island […]

  • The Mafia Island Marine Park

    THE MAFIA ISLAND MARINE PARK Background The Mafia Island region (see map) which includes the Rufiji River Delta and Mafia channel, forms one of the finest complexes of estuarine, mangrove, coral reef, and marine ecosystems in the world, all lying in an area of around 1500km².  The coral reefs are particularly diverse for Eastern Africa.  […]

  • Turtle Hatching in Mafia Island

    TURTLE HATCHING IN MAFIA ISLAND The months of June and July have seen the beginning of the turtle hatching in Mafia Island and the start of the new breeding season. An amazing sight is to see the hatchlings crawling to the sea while adults swim just offshore (as if waiting for their “babies”); we have […]

  • Short History of Mafia

    A SHORT HISTORY OF MAFIA by Peter Byrne  Introduction Mafia lies across the historic trade routes of the ancient Azania Coast, running from Somaliland to Sofala, in Mozambique. The trade route yielded gold, ivory, slaves, live animals, animal furs and skins. Mafia’s location would have provided an excellent stop for refilling water containers and making […]

  • Kinasi Lodge Mafia Island Rooms

    Rooms of Kinasi Lodge Mafia Island Curate your stay to perfection by choosing your room and your activities while at Kinasi….Here are your room choices and srefer to the Layout Map of Kinasi and the view and room images for more detail: ROOM NAME WHY IS IT CALLED THAT ? OUR ROOMS ARE NAMED FOR […]

  • Mafia and Kinasi – Safari in Tanzania and then come to us

    Mafia Island In The Tanzanian Holiday Network – Safari And Beach Mafia’s Place in the Tourist Circuits This month I want to concentrate on describing how Mafia fits into the two principal tourist circuits of Tanzania – north and south, in addition to being a stand-alone destination for keen divers with Zanzibar and Pemba for […]