Effective 1 October to 31 March, Auric Air will operate daily flights to Mafia Island for the Whale Shark season.
Currently, the airline services the route thrice-weekly and starting October the daily schedule will operate as follows:
Flight schedule is as follows:
Depart Dar es Salaam at 16h45, arrive in Mafia at 17h15.
Depart Mafia at 17h35, arrive in Dar es Salaam at 18h10.
Mafia Island is part of Tanzania’s Mafia Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean. Large swaths of the island’s southern coastline and surrounding waters are protected by the Mafia Island Marine Park. Within the park are many coral reefs, home to wildlife such as whale sharks and sea turtles. In the south, beaches include secluded Ras Kisimani, just across from Bwejuu Island. Popular Utende Beach edges onto Chole Bay.