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Afro Whale Shark Safari

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“sand bank”(4 reviews)
Join us for a memorable and safe experience swimming with Whale Sharks on Mafia Island. We are one of the few local owned and run companies on the island! Because our team grew up on Mafia (most of us used to be fisherman) we know the waters well...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
| Kilindoni, Mafia Island, Tanzania
+255 653 962 524
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All reviews his team an amazing experience sand bank two hours local guy mind blowing experience open ocean chole bay once in a lifetime budget accommodation these beautiful creatures great whale these guys blue lagoon fish boat island
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't find anything to complain about Afro. Picked us up from airport on time, bungalow was nice and clean, food was very good, excellent whale shark tour and snorkelling! They know how to run a bussines.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JennyAlexG
mubamafiaisland, Public Relations Manager at Afro Whale Shark Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jenny Thank you for your positive experienced from our good services and on time pick up we appreciate your feedback, How evr we are working on feedback for next future customer. Thanks Muba

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 Kitu Kiblu and one day with Afro - Afro is cheaper and a 'quicker' experience...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Phil H
mubamafiaisland, Public Relations Manager at Afro Whale Shark Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Phil, Thank you very much for your positive experienced and we are very sorry for negative experienced. How evr for the tripadvisor policy you do not need to write names of other competitors on other competitors page, So that it seems like you have...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went out on 8 consecutive days with Afro Whale Shark Safari end January-beginning February 2019. They are a wholly-owned local company and pride themselves on their knowledge together with using an eco-conscious approach which means you get to experience the best of the best. Employing...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mrsmadmanda
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sophia C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a week out with Afro’s team and spotted Whale Sharks every day! We were fortunate enough to swim with them daily, and even had a few pods of dolphins join us one day - incredible!! Afro and his team are professional and eco-conscious...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank KimUK81
Reviewed 10 February 2019 via mobile

Actually I like Afro and his team before arriving to Mafia island...because they helped me with cheap flight tickets to mafia island...then when I arrived there they helped me with every single thing there...I just dream of s.th and they make it come true at...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 211randas
Reviewed 3 February 2019

We decided to book with Afro, because it was much cheaper than the other options. Just know that you do not sacrifice quality. (I also believe that it is better to support local businesses instead of paying extra for the expat salary). The staff was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank suzydelorian
Reviewed 25 January 2019

I would recommend Afro and his team. Our large (sometimes loud) all-women group of 10 went out for 9 mornings in a row to snorkel with the whale sharks and gather information for an online citizen science platform Wildbook. Over this time, one thing became...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank sorayaearth
Reviewed 25 January 2019

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

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank buddha-art
Reviewed 23 January 2019 via mobile

Catering to budget-minded travelers, they offer bungalows and campsites (with tents available for rent) just steps from the ocean. I rented a tent and spent four nights with Afro’s. I fell asleep each night to waves slapping against the shore - it doesn’t get better...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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30 January 2019|
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Response from mubamafiaisland | Property representative |
Hi Valentinalei. Thank you for interesting with us. There is only two ways you can reach Mafia island by plane or boat there is dairy schedule flight price start from 105$ per person one way to 145$ per person one way... More
3 August 2018|
Response from mubamafiaisland | Property representative |
Hi Shivang Thank you for your email and interest in Afro Whale Shark Tours. Whale sharks are wild animals which means there is no guarantee that we will see them, although we will always try our best. Afro Whale Shark is... More
1 November 2017|
Response from mubamafiaisland | Property representative |
That is a great idea and we appreciate your suggestion. We will follow up internally to check if this a viable option for our tours.