Mafia’s highlights are its attractive lodges, its diving and its tranquility. Whale sharks are another attraction, 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. After landing at the tiny airstrip, you will be welcomed and transfered through the bustling town of Kilindoni, and then past quiet villages and coconut plantations to your lodge. Days are spent snorkelling, relaxing or exploring some of the smaller islands. At night, enjoy the magnificent array of stars overhead. Mafia can be visited year-round, except for the rainy months of April and May.