Mafia's highlights are its attractive lodges, its diwving and its tranquility, Whale sharks are another attaraction, and are best seen from around November to January. The archipelago's main island, Mafia, lies just a short flight southeast of Dar es Salaam. Days are spent snorkelling, ralaxing or exploring some of the smaller islands. At night, enjoy the magnificent array of stars overhead. Mafia can be visited year-around, except for the rainy months of April and May.