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Kilwa Fishing & Mafia Island Fishing

Fishing trips to Kilwa and Mafia Island - find out how to combine with your Tanzanian holiday.
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Kilwa Fishing & Mafia Island Fishing

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Fishing trip in a dhow: Local fishermen are happy to take guests out in their dhow boats, which have ploughed the Indian Ocean for 1,000 years. Learn how to sail these wooden vessels, then relax with a rod and tackle.

This paradise island offers a way much more diving, fishing and snorkeling activities than the mainland. You can get there by plane which takes forty five minutes from Dar es Salaam and approximately one hour from the Selous or from Zanzibar. There are connections to Selous, Ruaha, Pemba, Arusha every day

Professional fishing for all species, together with fly fishing, is now offered at Lua Cheia. Species you can find here are horse mackeral, sailfish, wahoo, kingfish, giant trevally, barracuda, tuna and so on. The billfish season in Mafia runs from December to March, though the main fishing season lasts from August to March. If you are a sport fishermen, follow the tradition of Ernest Hemingway and do not miss this wonderful piece of heaven.

Kilwa is an unspoilt and cheap place for fishing. We work with a variety of companies there and we even have had 3 world records!