ABOUT AFRO WHALE SHARK SAFARI

 

My name is Afro. I am a local guide born on Mafia Island &
and the proud owner of Afro Whale Shark Safari.

Afro Beach Bungalows and Tours is owned and run by locals who have grown up on the Island. We look forward to showing you the best that Mafia Island has to offer. Staying here will give you a local but comfortable experience. Our facilities are basic but you have a quiet beach, beautiful sunsets every evening and warm friendly staff who are here for you.


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Swim with Whale Sharks

Swimming with whale sharks is one of the best experiences Mafia Island has to offer. We are the highest ranking tour on Tripadvisor…and for good reason!


Acitivities in Mafia Island

Diving, snorkeling, culutral tours, sandbank BBQs and the secret lagoon are just a few of the amazing things we can show you on Mafia Island


Afro Beach Bungalows

Come and stay in our beach bungalows sat on our own private stretch of beach. With beautiful sunsets, quiet and warm friendly staff.


Conservation

Afro Whale Shark is run and owned by locals. We support our local community in many ways. Read more about our work.


Cheap Flights to Mafia Island

We can get you the best fare on flights to Mafia Island – Let us know and we will give you a quote.


Get In Touch

Contact Afro Whale Shark Safari for any questions about Mafia Island. We are here for you.


Testimonials

TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS

      This was one of my favorite places during my month in Tanzania. It is simple and rustic, but has a great relaxing feel to it. The staff is great and the guides are very professional and knowledgable. We had amazing encounters with the Whale sharks!

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    11/30/2018

      .......................................When you come to these islands .............................................above the palms is silence ................................................on tree tops lots of fruits .......................................koroshos, coconuts with big roots. .............................................hardly a breath and already, .............................................falls a sweet smelling heady ................................................cashew fruit at your feet .................................................softly ripe, ready to eat. .....................................................while wind is...More

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    12/02/2018

      I’m sure that this trip would be really good if the conditions were fine. We went out two times for five hours each time, spending a hundred dollars each and experienced only very rough sea in a nutshell type of boat, got completely soaked, and...More

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    1/25/2019

      Swimming with Whale Sharks is an experience of a lifetime. Afro and his team know this. They are excellent spotters, constantly on the look out for Whale Sharks and more. We were lucky enough to see a number of whale sharks and a pod of...More

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    1/20/2019

      A group of women from the UK, Ireland and Australia spent 9-10 days going out daily with Afros team, searching and swimming with whale sharks.....in the first 2 days we spotted about 10-15....a mind blowing experience. Afros team are organised, helpful and so so so...More

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    1/17/2019

      Afro and his team were simply the best! Super experienced and skilled in spotting the whale sharks and very knowledgeable and sensitive to the correct procedures and ways of swimming with these beautiful creatures. All the guys on the boat, Hamisi, Yusuf and Ali were...More

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    2/15/2019