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.


Mafia Island Afro Beach

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.


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.



star rating  I had a great time with Afro - they are professional and very patient in the search for the sharks - we had 5-6 sightings. I did one day with... read more

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February 17, 2019

star rating  Went out for a second whale shark swimming excursion and decided to try this company. They also were very professional. Once arriving at their office, they sorted out... read more

November 24, 2019

star rating  We were lucky to have a pretty exclusive sighting of multiple whale sharks on our first day. Afro and his team are truly awesome and we were one of the... read more

February 1, 2021

star rating  The staff were incredible, Mafia was our first stop in Tanzania and they made us feel at home. We stayed for 4 nights and were lucky enough to swim with... read more

October 18, 2019

star rating  Within 5 minutes we found a male whaleshark Best saltwater experience I ever had !! The guide Popo is the best

February 8, 2020

star rating  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... read more

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January 25, 2019