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Mafia Island Marine Park Project, Mafia Island, Tanzania

Gudrun Gaudian

Mafia Island Marine Park Project, Mafia Island, Tanzania

scientific report

by Gudrun Gaudian

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Published by s.n.] in [Dar es Salaam? .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Mafia Island Marine Park (Tanzania)
    • Subjects:
    • Mafia Island Marine Park (Tanzania)

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (leaf 79).

      Statementwritten by Gudrun Gaudian and Matt Richmond for the People"s Trust for Endangered Species, Imperial College.
      ContributionsRichmond, Matt., Imperial College of Science, Technology, and Medicine (Great Britain). People"s Trust for Endangered Species.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH91.75.T3 G38 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination90 leaves :
      Number of Pages90
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6814277M
      LC Control Number00283672

      Mafia Island is the site of Tanzania first Marine Park which was gazetted in The Park covers the southern half of the island and part of the north-east. Set like a jewel in tranquil coral waters, only 20 minutes flight from Dar es Salaam, is one of the world most beautiful islands – Zanzibar.


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Mafia Island Marine Park Project, Mafia Island, Tanzania by Gudrun Gaudian Download PDF EPUB FB2

Bird watching while in Mafia adds a very interesting dimension to a Tanzania wildlife safari. MORE INFO. conservation programme has been one of Mafia’s outstanding successes through the combined efforts of Sea Sense and Mafia Island Marine Park.

MORE INFO. BIRD WHATCHING & NATURE WALKS. Bird watching while in Mafia adds a very interesting. The Mafia Island region which includes the Rufiji River Delta.

and Mafia channel, forms one of the finest complexes of estuarine, mangrove, coral reef, and marine ecosystems in the world, all lying in an area of around km². The coral reefs are particularly diverse for Eastern Africa. Habitats in the area of the MIMP (km²) include hard coral dominated reefs, soft coral and algal.

Impact on Marine Biodiversity. Prior to the establishment of Mafia Island Marine Park, experienced local fishermen unanimously reported a decline in catch trends. According to these fishermen, the decline began in the s and was caused by dynamite fishing, Governing body: Marine Mafia Island Marine Park Project & Reserves.

Mafia Island’s separation from the mainland and its freedom from industrial development have ensured that its Mafia Island waters are some of the least contaminated in Tanzania. The marine park area has national importance as one of the few remaining reef complexes within Tanzania’s coastal waters in relatively intact condition.

The History of Mafia Islands, Tanzania Mafia archipelago consists of a bunch of habited islands along with some deserted coral atolls. The other prominent islands after Mafia Island – Chole, Juani, and Jibondo – are located close to Mafia, and each of them has a significant role in the history of the archipelago.

Ras Kisimani at the western tip of Mafia became a significant Shirazi trading. The Mafia Island Marine Park (MIMP), known Tanzania book Italian as Parco marino dell’Isola di Mafia, was founded in to protect an ecosystem of considerable naturalistic importance, home to over fish species in its waters.

This is Tanzania’s first Marine Park, consisting of numerous coral islands around the main island – Mafia, from which the Park gets its name. Tanzania. Mafia. map; Mafia Island Marine Park Mafia Park. Jibondo Mafia Island.

Juani Mafia Island, Historic Site. Chole Mafia Godfather vs Mafia Tour and Sicilian Lunch. Starting at $ Book Now. Private & Custom Tours. Discover Local Sites And Culture By Motorbike In Saigon In 4 Hours.

Starting at $ Book Now. Private & Custom Tours. Mafia Island Mafia Island’s history goes back to the 8th century. The island once played a major role in ancient trade between the people of the East Asia and East Africa. It was a regular stop for Arab boats. On the tiny island of Chole Mjini, just offshore in Chole Bay, once stood a settlement that constituted one of the most important towns controlling trade from the silver mines of.

the information presented by the IMS and the Frontier—Tanzania project (Horrill & Ngoile ). Frontier—Tanzania, with local counterparts and the Steering Committee, discussed the idea of a multiple-use marine park with the community.

Figure 1: Location of Mafia Island. Due south from Zanzibar and opposite the river mouth of the mighty Rufiji, lies the small island of Mafia. Largely overlooked by the waves of tourism that now feature on Zanzibar, the island has a ramshackle feel to it, which only adds to its charm. Surrounded by a protected marine park, like Pemba, this is a good destination for those that are keen on spending a bit of time in the underwater.

Mafia is primarily known for its ocean glory, the Marine Park which was created to protect its reefs. The diving, fishing and snorkelling here are the best in the entire region, infinitely better than those to be found on Zanzibar (although note that the beaches on the main island are not nearly as good as Zanzibar's).

Mafia Island is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and atolls and is truly a paradise in the Indian Ocean.

It is the southern most of three islands (Pemba & Zanzibar) located off the coast of Tanzania. 25kms from the mainland and kms from Dar es Salaam, it is reachable by light aircraft in 35 minutes or 45 minutes from Zanzibar and the Selous Game Reserve.

Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre is situated in the Mafia Island Marine Park in Utende, in the South-East of Mafia Island.

We enjoy a beachfront location with uninterrupted views over Chole Bay. Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre is a large, fully equipped Dive Centre with on-site accommodation, beach restaurant and bar.

Featuring free bikes and a garden, Meremeta Lodge is situated in Utende, less than 15 minutes cycle from Mafia Island Diving.

Free WiFi is offered. Mafia Island Marine Park, the largest and oldest in Tanzania is 6km from Meremeta Lodge. All the staff were. Snorkeling in Mafia Island Marine National Park Staying at the southeast end of Mafia Island means inside the National Park, which costs about 23 USD/day/person.

We have shopped around and it seems that most snorkeling tours depart from Kilole village and goes around in Chole Bay/ TripAdvisor reviews.

Mafia Island Mafia Island is one of the five sleepy, tropical islands which are clustered together in the Indian Ocean, known as the Mafia are a minute flight from Dar es Salaam and, compared with Zanzibar, are relatively little known – yet if you are seeking an undisturbed beach holiday, they are well worth considering.

On arriving at Mafia's tiny airport it is clear. Situated on the northernmost point of the island of Mafia, the lighthouse can be reached by car. It is an exciting journey that takes you right across the island and its changing landscapes.

Wide stretches of savannah studded by baobab trees, small seaside villages, bush populated by monkeys and birds climax in a unique view of the open sea. Mafia Island Tourism: Tripadvisor has 3, reviews of Mafia Island Hotels, Attractions, and Restaurants making it your best Mafia Island resource.

The beachfront Mafia Island Lodge, inside the square-mile Mafia Island Marine Park; with fishing curtailed, the preserve offers some of most magnificent diving and snorkeling in.

Indian Ocean Islands - Mafia Turtle and Whale Shark Sanctuary. Mafia is an archipelago of islands at the mouth of the Rufiji river delta, composed of Mafia Island, Jibondo, Juani and rs today find essentially rural farming and fishing communities whose day to day lives continue in much the same pattern as has been traditional for centuries.

Because Utende is part of the Mafia Island Marine Park, you will need to pay a daily conservation fee of US$20 if you choose to stay there.

Top Utende accommodation options include Eco Shamba Kilole Lodge and Kinasi Lodge. The former is Mafia’s first certified eco-lodge with just six. Mafia Island is a relatively unknown and unexplored destination.

The marine park was opened in and is in fact the biggest marine protected area in East Africa. Mafia boasts some of the best biodiversity with over 42 genera of corals and over species of fish. It is also one of those rare gems in the world where the biggest fish in the sea, Whale Sharks, aggregate and feed in large.

Mafia Island is part of Tanzania's Mafia Archipelago, is pioneer Marine Activities Island in the Indian Ocean. Large swaths of the island's southern coastline and surrounding waters are protected by the Mafia Island Marine Park.

Mafia Island draws divers and snorkelers from around the world to the undersea world protected by the Mafia Island Marine Park. Tanzania The best months for diving are October to March but the best weather on Mafia Island is May to October, March and April are months of heavy rain.

Filled with rich history and culture, boasting of a varied natural life, and priding itself on a prominent marine park, Mafia Island is a relatively unknown gem which one should deeply consider to include in their Tanzania safari itinerary.

Lying km south of popular Zanzibar, Mafia Island to this day remains virtually unknown. Mafia Marine National Park is known as a pearl of the Indian Ocean, popular for fishing and diving. Marine life is abundant with many fish and coral due to the protection of the Mafia Island Marine Park.

The Mafia Marine National Park is located between the island of Mafia and the delta of the Rufiji River. Mafia Island offers gorgeous islets, outstanding diving, snorkeling, historical sites, and a natural, untainted culture.

Inalmost half of the Mafia Island coastline was designated as a marine park by the Tanzanian government. This initiative is to protect the island and its marine life.

Diving & Activities in Marine Park. Book Online. Visit us at Bustani B&B, Mafia Island, Tanzania. Bustani B&B is situated on the west coast of Mafia Island, Tanzania. We are a family-run business and aim for a casual and relaxed atmosphere which caters for couples, friends or families.

With only 10 rooms and a maximum occupancy of 20 people. Mafia Island Mafia Island is an unspoiled and little-know alternative to other Indian Ocean destinations.

This often overlooked tranquil and secluded island lets visitors avoid the crowds found at Zanzibar’s tourist-filled beaches. Yet this remote and charming island – with its surrounding archipelago encompassing the smaller islands of Jibondo, Juani, Bwejuu and Chole – [ ]. The main island of Mafia is about 48 km long and 17 km wide at its widest point.

Several smaller islands and islets are scattered to the west and south. Mafia Island marine Park (MIMP) consists of eight small reserves along the Tanzanian coast under the Fisheries (Marine Reserves) Regulations oftwo of these are in what is now the Mafia.

Mafia Island Marine Park Zoning. Mafia Island’s accessibility to Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania, was one reason it was selected for the creation of Tanzania’s first Marine Protected Area (MPA).

Other possible locations were more than a day’s journey from the capital. Mafia Island and its chain of small islets lie approximately km south of Dar es Salaam and 20 km offshore from the eastern extent of the Rufiji is one of the largest delta systems in Africa.

To the east of Mafia Island is the Indian Ocean. The main island of Mafia. This part of Mafia Island is much busier (busy being a relative term), as the marine park and most of the island’s lodges are in this area, and the nearby village of Kilindoni is almost bustling.

Luxury Accommodation on Mafia Island, Zanzibar. Mafia Island is a fantastic destination for adventurous travelers who seek an active holiday diving, fishing, snorkeling and exploring the offshore islands and sand banks, without the crowds. Just a 30 minute flight from Zanzibar (or Dar es Salaam), the surrounding archipelago of Mafia Island includes Chole, Jibondo and Juani islands.

Big Blu Mafia Island Dive Centre & Resort is located within Utende's Marine Park, on the South-East coast of Mafia Island. The resort boasts a beachfront location with panoramic views of Chole Bay.

Safari tents and bungalows are set within tropical Tanzanian gardens and shaded by palm trees. The Mafia Island Lodge stands amidst tall palms on a sandy beach in Chole Bay, in the heart of the marine park near Utende village on South coast of Mafia. 14 Superior rooms, 18 Standard rooms and 2 Family rooms are set among the coconut palms with their own veranda overlooking the bay.

They are all self-contained with air conditioning. Book the Mafia Island Lodge - Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Mafia Island.

Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attraction Utende Beach is located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for Mafia Island Lodge along with the latest prices and availability – book now/5(5). It is the ocean here that is the great attraction. Inthe Mafia Island Marine Park was formed to protect the archipelago’s reefs.

Within Chole Bay, the shallow reefs are perfect for snorkelling or learning to dive. Outside the bay, its entrance is guarded by a long coral wall, attracting more experienced divers. The Marine Parks and Reserves Unit was established under the Marine Parks and Reserves (MPRU) Act 29 of The MPRU is Managed by the Board of Trustees whose role among other things is to oversee management of marine parks and reserves operating under auspice of MPRU, formulating policies on Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and related facilities, and advise the responsible Minister.

The island and its surrounding waters were proclaimed as Chumbe Island Coral Park, the first privately established, privately managed marine protected area in the world, in.

Mafia Island is off mainland Tanzania and is approximately kilometers south east of Dar es Salaam. The island is 48 kilometers long and 17 kilometers at the widest point. The island is a relatively unknown diving destination with pristine diving conditions and a resident Whale Shark population.Mafia Island, island in the Indian Ocean off the eastern coast of Tanzania, eastern lies 80 miles ( km) southeast of Dar es-Salaam and opposite the mouth of the Rufiji is square miles ( square km) in area and is separated from the mainland by a channel 10 miles (16 km) wide and 30 miles (48 km) long.Sketch map of Mafia Island and Mafia Archipelago This sketch map shows the Mafia Archipelago, off the coast of Tanzania, its islands and marine park – and .