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Address: | Kilindoni, Mafia Island, Tanzania
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+255 653 962 524
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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Swimming with whale sharks

Afro and his crew were amazing. Best of all they are all locals. They found the whale sharks quickly and made sure we were all responsible when swimming with these amazing... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
sigiandralph
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Pasadena, Ca
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Pasadena, Ca
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

Afro and his crew were amazing. Best of all they are all locals. They found the whale sharks quickly and made sure we were all responsible when swimming with these amazing creatures. We had an amazing time that we will never forget. Thank you Afro!

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switzerland
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

The first day it was cloudy and we where not lucky to make some fotos , we seen them far away and it was a hunting feeling more than a visit. The boss offers us a 50% deal for the 2 time witch was spontaneous and totally 200% worthy. I loved every minute of it and was able to make14... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were lucky enough to have at least half an hour with the whale shark to ourselves before any other boats showed up. It was amazing and we were so close. I appreciated that Afro respected the whale shark's space and we moved on when five other boats showed up. It was an excellent and eco friendly... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We went swimming with whale sharks twice with Afro in February 2016. He was very friendly and accommodating. We saw one whale shark the first time and five the second trip. It was a great experience, although there were quite a few jelly fish to avoid.

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved the experience!! We strongly recommend them, friendly and professional - at times when I was having a little bit of difficulty (it is pretty open ocean) the guide saw it and held my hand and helped me at all times. The experience is a dream. A must do in mafia island. We were very happy with afro... More 

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Thank Manjuba
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It is a great experience to swim with the whale sharks. Very frightened to jump in the water where a 10 ton and 5 meter long shark is swimming. But it is worthwhile for 100% t spend your time and money. You won't feel such experience anywhere in the world. Don't think and sign today for a trip! Guys work... More 

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We had booked a safari trip in advance and on the day of the trip this company forgot to pick us up. We came all the way to Mafia Island to do some whale shark snorkeling so it was quite a bummer to miss out on that.

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Thank Terrydelange
annacoco76, Public Relations Manager at Afro Whale Shark Safari, responded to this review

Dear Terry. Thanks very much for your great review about "Forgot pick up" Terry booked with us via mail and told us they will staying at Nyumbani Rest House, but the did not make any calls when they arrived . On the same day we contacted Hotel Manager and told us there is no guest who want to go for... More 

London
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

Firstly, swimming with Whale Sharks is a truly unbelievable experience. I'm so glad I made the decision to visit Mafia Island while in Tanzania to do this. I loved it so much I did it twice and, in between swimming with this awe inspiring creatures, I had a great time on this island. There are so many reasons why you... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

We did t whale shark snorkeling with Afro n he arranged other excursions as well. It was a unique mind blowing experience n Afro makes sure u get more than ur money's worth. Not only was he more economical, he also made sure that all members of my family enjoyed n saw the whale shark at least once. (We saw... More 

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Thank Alvia1977
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41 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We had the opportunity of swimming with 8 whale sharks ... 2 of them of 10 mts at least ... It is difficult to find the word to describe it. Kind staff.

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