Mafia Island

Mafia Island is part of the Tanzanian Spice Islands, together with Zanzibar and Pemba. As one of the six districts of the Pwani Region, Mafia Island is governed from the mainland, not from the semi-autonomous region of Zanzibar, of which it has never been considered to be a part.

The name “Mafia” derives from the Arabic morfiyeh, meaning “group” or “archipelago”, or from the Swahili mahali pa afya, meaning “a healthy dwelling-place”.

Duck on Mafia Island beach

Duck inside banda

Ras Mbisi duck profile

Lat: -7.8320918 Long: 39.7052765

One Comment

  1. Cheryl Galpin
    Posted October 20th, 2010 at 07:28 | Permalink

    Hope he was wearing sun screen!! Gorgeous place.

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