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    $460 p/p in USD
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Burdani Expeditions

  • Tanzania



Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard


Tour Overview

Enjoy an amazing full day trip to Tanzania’s Mafia Island, home of the whale shark and an underwater paradise. The whale shark, rhincodon typus, is the world’s largest fish reaching more than 20 meters in length. They are cartilaginous fish, not mammals, and their name refers to their size and diet of plankton. Despite their spectacular size they are very docile and do not harm humans. The only predators of whale sharks are orcas, white sharks and humans. They are actively fished to be sold in Asia but not in Tanzania. Whale sharks reach sexual maturity at about 7 to 8m in length (after 20 to 30 years) and are ovoviviparous, which means that they lay eggs but retain these in their uteri until the eggs hatch and the fetuses mature and live pups are “born”. A mature female may have more than 300 eggs and fetuses, at various stages of development, in her two uteri at any one time. It is postulated that the females may mate very few times and may be able to store sperm.


General Information

  • Safari types:
    Whale Safari
  • You will visit:
    Zanzibar, Mafia Island
  • Wildlife:
    Marine Life, Whale Shark
  • Activities:
    Diving, Snorkelling, Swimming
  • Getting around:
    Transfer Vehicle, Motor Boat, Flight
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Zanzibar
  • Minimum age:

Mafia Island – home of the whale shark and untouched, underwater paradise.

On request departure | Flight | Private or Coach Transfer | Full Day Trip with Lunch and Drinks

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 460 per person

What's Included

  • Return airport transfers in Zanzibar & Mafia
  • Return flight ZNZ/MAFIA/ZNZ
  • Whale shark adventure
  • Kilindoni City Tour (Mafia Island)
  • BBQ lunch snacks with soft drinks
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Conservation fees
  • 24/7 assistance

What's Excluded

  • Tips
  • Anything not mentioned in Includes


  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Burdani Expeditions
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Burdani Expeditions‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day Overview

  • Transfer from your Hotel to Zanzibar Airport
  • Departure on a private flight to Mafia Island
  • Arrival in Mafia airstrip, transfer to Kilindoni, briefing with your guide
  • Snorkelling with whale shark
  • Lunch in Kilindoni, transfer to the airstrip
  • Return flight to Zanzibar
  • Arrival in Zanzibar, transfer to your resort
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