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Whale Shark in Mafia Island​

Seeing this beautiful fish can be an experience that can’t easily be explained. Every year from around August to November, these beautiful giants can be spotted

Within Mafia Island there are many coral reefs, home to wildlife such as these whale sharks and sea turtles. In the south, beaches include secluded Ras Kisimani, just across from Bwejuu Island. Popular Utende Beach edges onto Chole Bay.

Mafia is Tanzania’s first national marine park with over 460 species of fish and a variety of diverse marine life, boasting numerous world-class dive sites, making this area excellent for diving.