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“Special among islands” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mafia Marine National Park

Mafia Marine National Park
Chole Bay, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
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Kampala
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Special among islands”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Visiting Mafia after some 20 years showed clearly the multiple developments and improvements, the most notable one the establishment of the Marine Park.

Visited January 2014
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Suzhou, China
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“Great place for snorkeling”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Lovely coral gardens and reefs to snorkel. The colors were phenomenal, there were many different types of fish and the reef was easy to navigate. Go out with Big Blu and they will take care of you.

Visited December 2013
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Romsey
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Well worth the entrance fee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

This looks to be a success story that should be encouraged. A well set up marine park packed with large fish (few sharks unfortunately).

Visited November 2013
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Runcorn England
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“Dont go horrible people.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Lovely island & a few nice fish but the employees are like nothing I have ever known. First if your white expect to pay more for the boat to the island, then expect to order dinner in only cafe there & just not get it till you leave 2 hours later & no one is botherd,that for 2 hours you have sat there waiting, not the staff or there superiors. Then expect not to get the 5.30 boat back because they insist on everone getting the 4.30 so they can all go home early even though you have paid good money to be ther till 5.30. They then put everyone on the beach in 1 boat whether its at its capacity or not because god forbid they had to do 2 runs & were only talking about short runs to bigger ship. We managed to survive but only after several people had panic attacks thinking the boat was going to sink & tried jumping onto bigger boat making the overcrowded one more unstable leading to more panic attacks.

Visited September 2013
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wiltshire
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“Fantastic snorkeling”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

The coral gardens here are just teeming with such a huge variety of beautiful fish in the clearest of water, I can think of no words that can do it justice....., ....you just have to go and see it for yourselves, believe me you will not be disappointed.

Visited August 2013
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