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5 Day Thanda Island Charter Itinerary - Thanda Island to Thanda Island

Thanda and Mafia Island: the secret gems of south Tanzania

Great for Summer and Winter

A stay on Thanda Island, a secluded retreat excelling at barefoot luxury, can be complemented by a luxury yacht charter around the nearby islands and marine reserves of southern Tanzania. Travellers looking for pristine dive sites, immersive cultural experiences and a true get-away-from-it-all experience will not be disappointed by an itinerary in this far-flung patch of the Indian Ocean.

  • Day 1

    Thanda Island

    Thanda Island

    Start your Tanzania yacht charter in Thanda Island, an award-winning private island retreat and protected marine reserve in the Indian Ocean.  

    Arrive to this unspoilt oasis from Tanzania’s mainland by private helicopter. Spanning eight hectares of land, the island is one of the world’s most exclusive getaways with a luxurious villa, swimming pool, leisure facilities and five-star service. Days can be spent here relaxing, playing on the water toys and discovering the incredibly rich marine life before departing on your luxury yacht charter.  

    Thanda Island
  • Day 2

    Thanda Island to Chole IslandDistance: 28 nm*

    Thanda Island to Chole Island

    Cruise southwards to Chole Island to meet local islanders and relax on deserted beaches.

    This unknown gem dates back to the eighth century when Arab traders first arrived here and you can still see the ruins of these early settlements today. Guests will be greeted by islanders who are predominantly boat builders and farmers, and it’s possible to see craftsman using traditional methods to carve out wooden boats and dhows by hand.

    Thanda Island to Chole Island
    Distance28 nm*
  • Day 3

    Chole Island to Mafia Island

    Chole Island to Mafia Island

    Chole Island is separated from its big sister, Mafia Island, by a small body of water. Stick around here for a day to discover the abundant marine life in Chole Bay.

    Divers will be in their element on Mafia Island, particularly as the south forms part of a protected marine reserve. A range of bommie, wall, shelf, drift and night dives are available with some of the most spectacular walls located outside Chole Bay nearby a private beach. Another top site is the coral-rich Blue Lagoon in Kuwa Channel and snorkelers can join in the fun too. Beaches also abound, with Marimbani Sandbank always a favourite among visitors.  

    Chole Island to Mafia Island
  • Day 4

    Mafia Island to Bwejuu Island

    Mafia Island to Bwejuu Island

    Within just a few hours, charterers can reach their next destination, Bwejuu, a two-kilometre-long island with friendly locals and pristine beaches.

    You will receive a warm welcome from smiling islanders on Bwejuu Island. Yet secluded white sandy beaches and diving sites are also in ample supply. After exploring what the island has to offer, spend the night anchored in a scenic spot enjoying the amenities aboard your superyacht.

    Mafia Island to Bwejuu Island
  • Day 5

    Bwejuu Island to Thanda Island

    Bwejuu Island to Thanda Island

    Today charterers will return to Thanda Island before departing back to the mainland or continuing their idyllic island escape.

    Bwejuu Island to Thanda Island
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*All distances are approximate

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