WHALE SHARKS - MAFIA ISLAND TANZANIA
Dates TBA - February 2020
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There’s something surreal about swimming with the largest shark, it’s a plankton feeder, and the most docile animal one can encounter. Mafia Island in Tanzania is home to recently discovered population of whale sharks that spend part of the year there to feed.
We will be headed there during some of the calmest weather the region sees in the year. This is a snorkeling only trip, however, if you want to stay on and do SCUBA it would be highly recommended.
Join me for 5 days of swimming with these amazing giants of the sea. No SCUBA certification needed.
5 Full days on the ocean looking for whale sharks and other marine life
Flights from Dar el Salam to Mafia Island
Lunches each day on the water
Digital access to photos taken by me on the trip for you to keep
Experienced Local Guide and captain
Non-alcoholic drinks on board
Airfare to Dar el Salam
Marine Park Fees (~25 US a day)
Additional expenses (alcoholic drinks, gifts, personal expenses)
Travel Insurance (Required)
Day 1. Arrive in Dar el Salam, fly to Mafia
Day 2-6. 5 full days on the water looking for whale sharks
Day 7. Transfer back to airport for flights to Dar el Salam
What to bring
Rash vest, or thermal top, wetsuit if you get cold
There is no SCUBA on these expeditions, so all you need is the ability to swim with mask, snorkel and fins.
This is me. Your guide. I've spent my life seeking the wilderness underwater. I will be in the water with you helping you get the best interactions you can imagine. It may mean you have to endure a little rough weather, rainy days, or choppy seas. But as long as it's safe I'll take you out there.
I and my local guides pride ourselves on respecting and being patient with the whales. The encounters are always up to them, not us. In fact we want the whales to see you and investigate you with their curiosity. You will be amazed what we can show you out in Mo'orea.