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Mafia, Tanzania Travel Information

According to topb2bwebsites, Mafia (English: Mafia Island) is an island in Africa that is part of Tanzania. In addition, Mafia, together with Zanzibar and Pemba, form the so-called Spice Islands. The capital of Mafia is Kilindoni.

Mafia is known as a tropical paradise. The coastline of the island consists of white sandy beaches and bays with clear blue water. Mafia is one of the most impressive dive sites in the world. You can spot about 50 species of coral and 400 species of fish. The coral reefs are housed in a nature reserve. Many animal species can also be discovered on the island itself. Many bird species, hippos, bats, turtles and monkeys can be found on the island. Many people visit the island to find peace or as a honeymoon destination. See themakeupexplorer for trade unions in Africa.

Where is Mafia located?

Travel information of Mafia

Official name: Mafia
Continent: Africa
Area: 394 km²
Capital: Kilindoni
Country code: TZ, TZA
Population: 40,801 inhabitants (2002)
Form of government: Republic
Highest point: 95 m
Distance (Amsterdam – Kilindoni): 7,449 km
Flight time: approximately 12 hours and 30 minutes

Travel advice
Current status: Attention, safety risks.
Current color code: Yellow.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), there may be (temporary) measures in place at Mafia that you as a tourist may have to deal with. For the most up-to-date corona travel advice, please refer to our special coronavirus travel advice page. For the number of current corona infections, number of deaths and various corona-related graphs from Mafia, please visit Countryaah.

Travel offer
At the moment there are no travel organizations that offer travel to Mafia. It is possible to book a hotel.

Travel guides and maps
Are you looking for a travel guide, map, hiking map, cycling map, book or DVD about Mafia?

Weather and climate
Mafia has a tropical climate. Temperatures are around 25 to 30 degrees all year round.
The current weather (weather forecast) and a weather forecast for Mafia can be found on our extensive weather page.

Best time
January, June, July, August, September and October are the best months to travel to Mafia. This avoids the months with a lot of precipitation.

Swahili is the official language on Mafia. In addition, English is spoken on a small scale.
Would you like to translate from or into Swahili for free? Use the Google translator for this.

Travel documents
You must have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months upon arrival at Mafia.
A visa is required. You can request this in person at the Consulate of Tanzania in Nieuwerkerk a/d IJssel.

Embassies and consulates
Below is an overview of relevant diplomatic representations, including addresses and contact details.
Dutch Embassy in Tanzania (also for Mafia):
Embassy of Tanzania in the Netherlands:
Consulate of Tanzania in the Netherlands:
For urgent assistance, you can contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 24/7 on +31247247247.

Vaccination (inoculation)
It is advisable to get one or more vaccinations before visiting Mafia.
For extensive vaccination advice and to make a vaccination appointment at home, please visit You can also see here whether your health insurance reimburses the vaccination(s).

Malaria occurs on Mafia. Malaria is an infectious disease transmitted by malaria mosquitoes. This infectious disease can lead to death if not treated in time and/or incorrectly.
For prevention and control of malaria, please visit our malaria page.

Money and Currency matters
Mafia is used to pay with the Tanzanian shilling (TZS).
The current position of this currency (currency, currency) can be found on our exchange rate page.
There are no ATMs on Mafia.

Price level
The prices on Mafia are a lot lower than in the Netherlands. The price difference with the Netherlands is -35% on average. Some examples are: restaurants (60% cheaper), food (34% cheaper), imported beer in catering (50% cheaper), cigarettes (77% cheaper) and public transport (90% cheaper). Please note that the price difference in tourist areas, especially during high season, may vary.

It is customary on Mafia to tip, especially in tourist areas. Wages on Mafia are very low. Good service is about 10% tip.

Time difference
During our summer time it is 1 hour later on Mafia.
During our winter time it is 2 hours later on Mafia.
Mafia has no difference between winter time and summer time.
The local time, date and time zone of Mafia can be found on our time difference page.

Traffic and route
On Mafia you must drive on the left. You must have an international driver’s license
to drive and/or rent a motor vehicle on Mafia. The international driver’s license is available at an ANWB shop. With the Google route planner you can compile a route description from, to or within Mafia.

On Mafia you need a travel plug.
More information about common plugs and sockets on Mafia can be found on our electricity page (look under Tanzania).

Emergency services
If you need help from the police, fire brigade and/or ambulance in an emergency, you can use the emergency numbers below.
– Police: 112
– Fire: 112
– Ambulance: 112

Tap water
It is not recommended to drink water from the tap.
If you are unable to buy bottled water, use a water purifier to purify the water or boil the water for 5 minutes. After this you can safely use it as drinking water and for things like brushing teeth, cleaning lenses and washing vegetables and / or fruit. More information about drinking water and/or the purchase of water purification products can be found on our drinking water page.

News and newspapers
The latest news related to Mafia can be found on Google news.
An overview of the newspapers from Tanzania (Mafia) can be found on Abyznewslinks.

Mafia websites end
Official Mafia website:

The country code (international access number) to call someone on Mafia is 00255 or +255.
Do you want to call the Netherlands from Mafia? Then use the Dutch country code 00031.
(If you use a country code, you must omit the first 0 of the number to be called.)
Company details can be found in the Mafia Yellow Pages.

Photos and videos
On Flickr you will find a nice collection of photos of Mafia.
On Youtube you will find a nice collection of videos from Mafia.

Public holidays
An overview of all public holidays on Mafia can be found on

Reviews and travel experiences
On Zoover and TripAdvisor you will find reviews from travelers about accommodations (eg hotel), restaurants and destinations on Mafia, supplemented with photos, videos and places of interest.

Are you looking for a travelogue about Mafia?
Here you will find travel reports and experiences of travelers who have previously visited Mafia. It is also possible to keep a free diary of your trip for family and/or friends.

Nature and world heritage
An overview of the protected nature areas (including national parks, reserves and wildlife parks) on Mafia can be found on Protected Planet.
Mafia is not on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Customs rules
Do you want to know how much you are allowed to import and export when traveling to Mafia? On the IATA website you will find an overview with the maximum quantities of cigarettes, alcohol, perfume and money, among other things. If you stick to these quantities, you don’t have to declare anything to customs. You will also find the laws and regulations regarding the entry of pets on this website.

Entrepreneurship and doing business
If you are planning to do business on or with Mafia, it is wise to prepare well. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency can help you with this. On you will find a large amount of information about Mafia, including: opportunities, import and export rules, trade figures, do’s and don’ts, business partners and subsidies.

Relevant legislation
Below you will find relevant legislation and regulations that you may encounter during your visit to Mafia.
– Alcohol: Buying and/or drinking from the age of 18.
– Alcohol and traffic: The maximum permitted alcohol content is 0.5.
– Tobacco: Buy from the age of 18, smoking at all ages.
– Smoking ban: In public places.
– Homosexuality: Not allowed. Prison sentence more than 10 years.

Did you know that…
…Most tourists come to Mafia for diving or fishing?
…Only one airline flies to Mafia?
…The Mafia economy largely runs on fishing?

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