WHALE SHARKS - MAFIA ISLAND TANZANIA

Dates TBA - February 2020

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Whale sharks

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.


 

Inclusions

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

Photography Tuition

Experienced Local Guide and captain

Non-alcoholic drinks on board

Exclusions

Airfare to Dar el Salam

VISA Fee

Marine Park Fees (~25 US a day)

Gratuities

Additional expenses (alcoholic drinks, gifts, personal expenses)

Travel Insurance (Required)

 

Itinerary

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

Mask

Snorkel

Fins

Boat jacket

Camera!

Experience

There is no SCUBA on these expeditions, so all you need is the ability to swim with mask, snorkel and fins. 

 

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Your Guide

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.