Mafia Island is the archipelago of the Rufiji Delta. The word “Mafia” comes from the Grab word “Morfieyeh” which means a group, and used to describe the group of 4 peaceful coral islands comprising the archipelago. It is considered as a:-
Mafia Island is a Marine Park as it is surrounded by a dense coral reef. The economy is based on fishing, subsistence agriculture and the market in Kilindoni. The island attracts some tourists, mainly adventure scuba divers, game fishermen, and people wanting relaxation. Tourists enjoy visiting a population of pygmy hippopotamus, the excavated ruins of Kua, as well as cycling and hiking.
394 sq. Km
The Island is located on the Eastern side of Tanzania about 137 Km from Dar es Salaam. Getting there can be by:-