Mafaia Island

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Overview

Mafia Island is Tanzania's first Marine Park. The Mafia Archipelago comprises of one extensive island and a few littler islets. The archipelago is dissipated over the Indian Ocean. Found 120 km south of Dar Es Salaam, is one of the energizing jumping and angling territories on the planet. It is known for its unblemished, pristine shorelines with lovely straightforward water.

Practically 50% of Mafia's coastline, around 822km², has been gazetted by the Government as a marine park. Around 50 types of corals, in excess of 460 sorts of fish and five distinct types of turtles have been recorded in the waters around Chole Bay. The straight is perfect for windsurfing and laser cruising. Birdlife is remarkable and altogether different to the terrain parks.

Mafia's vegetation ranges from inadequate waterfront moorlands and tidal mangrove bushes to marsh rainforest and palm-wooden prairie. Brilliant baobabs alongside the local Albizia are the conspicuous element of Mafia. A standout amongst the most pleasant scenes of Mafia, is the Chunguruma Forest, is a thick tree covering entwined with palms, lianes and epiphytes and has an abundant floor covering of plants.

Mafia is the ideal spot to unwind and loosen up after an incredible African Safari. Detached islets and shorelines, tidal ponds and channels give numerous private swimming and picnicking hideaways. You can likewise spot old chronicled landmarks going back to the eighth century. Island fauna incorporates few hippos living in the reed-lined lakes, flying foxes, different types of bushbabies, dwarf vixen and kenge, a sort of screen reptile. Monkeys and squirrels are regular to the Mafia.

The birdlife of Mafia Island is additionally very rich. Around 120 fowl species have been recorded on the island including five unique sorts of Sunbird. Aside from the fowls, numerous butterflies species are additionally found with five species endemic to Mafia as it were.

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