It’s a short Cessna Caravan hop from the capital, Dar Es Salaam, followed by a drive across the charming island of Mafia, to your boat, tethered on a sandy beach, the tufted island of Chole clearly visible across the azure waters. There are regular flights to Mafia from virtually everywhere in Tanzania; flight time from Dar Es Salaam is around 30 minutes (45 from Zanzibar or Selous). For information on flight times and costs, visit www.coastal.cc. The transfer by road and boat to the island will take approximately 30 minutes.
Note that entry to the Mafia Island Marine Park costs US$23.6 per person/day; you will need to prepay this amount on entering the Park. Payment can only be made by CARD! Prices can fluctuate, so please check when booking.