Fly from Dar es Salaam (DAR) to Mafia Island (MFA)
Whether you’re travelling from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island for vacations, business or family visits its always a smart choice to compare prices and make sure you’re getting the best deal before booking your travel. Travelling from the coastal city of Dar es Salaam to the Islands in the Archipelago is always a treat and Mafia Island is no exception, with stunning beaches and long peaceful coastlines to enjoy.
If you’re all set to hit the skies, then start booking your travel arrangements with us today. There is a direct connection between Dar es Salaam and Mafia Island. Use the box above to search flights for your specific dates and passenger numbers.
Distance and Flight Time
If you’re searching for a destination that lies firmly off the tourist trail, then you should look no further than Mafia Island. The island is part of the Zanzibar Archipelago in the Indian Ocean with a wide range of wildlife reserves and park. The total distance from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island is about 134 km, and the flight time is about 30 minutes. There are several non-stop flights from DAR to MFA via Coastal Aviation, Tropical Air, and Auric Air.
If you prefer a better lay of the land, you are also welcome to take a ferry from the capital city all the way to Mafira Island which should take you less than 3 hours to complete.
Not to Miss During Flights
Flying from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island is an experience on its own. The flights are conducted in a small and light aircraft, mostly Cessna planes, which can carry between 9 to 13 passengers. Flying from Dar es Salaam, you will see the prettiest views of the brilliant seascapes and some coastal towns in the area.
Airport & Layover Tips
Mafia Airport, also known as ‘Kilidoni Airport’ is located on Mafia Island, off the Tanzanian coast in the Pwani Region. When there’s no flight arriving or departing, the airport is usually quiet. For transfer from the airport, it’s advisable to pre-book a taxi or choose the personal ‘meet & greet’ and transfer service from the hotel or tour company.
Mafia Island features a wide variety of exciting activities to enjoy and interesting places to see. When it comes to accommodation, there are several luxury resorts and hotels to stay and enjoy your relaxing island holiday.