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Address: Kilindoni | Pwani, Mafia Island, Tanzania
Phone Number: +255 653 962 524
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Afro whale shark Safari abd Hostel is the local onwer who experienced in...

Afro whale shark Safari abd Hostel is the local onwer who experienced in Tourism . Afro experiebced and stayibg Nafia Island

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Unforgettable!

Wow, this is an incredible once in a lifetime experience. I could have stayed all day! Thank you Afro!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Joanne R
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Marseille, France
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Marseille, France
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, this is an incredible once in a lifetime experience. I could have stayed all day! Thank you Afro!

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Thank Joanne R
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We can't thank you enough - what a once in a lifetime experience. You guys made sure we saw every last whale shark we could. Thanks for the excellent service.

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Thank Jon A
Boulder, Colorado
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Afro and his crew were terrific! Even when shark sightings hadn't been good due to unfavorable winds, he managed to put us on 8 whale sharks. This not for the timid or for weak swimmers as you must jump in on his command and be a strong swimmer to find and keep up with the sharks.

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Thank Ron G
Washington, DC
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

My wife and I spent part of our honeymoon on Mafia. Our first day we took a trip with Afro Whale Shark Safari. Within a few minutes of launch we found a whale shark. Afro was great at positioning the boat to ensure that we could get close to the share without having to chase it around the channel. Plus... More 

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Thank sdkubly
Nairobi, Kenya
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016

This outfit sails a traditional dhow boat with a motor into the bay near Kilindoni. Afro and Hussein were God spotters and it didn't take long at all to find a whale shark. The captain did a good job of chasing and maneuvering around to get us close to the shark for snorkeling and pictures. They're willing to stay out... More 

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Thank fairrosaline
NL
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63 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

There are a couple of outfits to go and see the whale sharks. However, the best spotter is Mr. Afro Whale Shark himself. All the other boats follow him. He drives the boat with expertise and once the whale sharks are in sight he is the first to jump off the boat ;-) We were lucky and within 90 minutes... More 

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Breda
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2015

We started at 7.00 in the morning. The conditions were good. Afro found the first whale shark whitin 10 minutes. But it took a bit longer before we could swim with them. Before we went into the water Afro explained us the rules. After a while the other operators came and all their guests started to chase the whale sharks.... More 

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Thank PetraWBSvinkeveen
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

November is supposedly a good month for watching whalesharks so we booked a snorkeling trip with Afro Whale Shark Safari. We went out with a group of 5 people, a boatsman and Mr Afro, the one-eyed shipper standing on the front deck spotting the sharks. Of course seeing the sharks can never be guaranteed though we were in luck that... More 

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Brixton London
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55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

Whale sharks! What's not to like. With a group of three others visiting Mafia for the whale sharks and we were not dissappointed. First boat out in the morning, good briefings and responsible use of the boats. Afro has good rapport with the researchers in the area. Had a really good time until some of the other operators turned up... More 

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Izmir, Turkey
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Afro, the local guy who runs the operation is a nice character that I am happy to meet during my visit to Mafia. He picked me from the airport, helped me with in finding an accommodation. The whale shark spotting that he guided me was a great experience. He is local working with locals so all money you pay goes... More 

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