|Photo by Patrick Jones. Boarding Coastal Airlines at Dar. 28 Jul 2017.|
Two weeks ago I took a short flight from Dar es Salaam airport to tiny Mafia Island, off the coast of Tanzania, for 24 hours before beginning the flights back to DC. I took Coastal Aviation, which operates flights throughout Tanzania to many of the most popular national parks and promotes itself as "the flying safari company."
|Source: Google Maps.|
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Mafia Island Airport. 28 Jul 2017.|
|Photo by Patrick Jones. Approaching the island. 28 Jul 2017.|
Mafia Island has about 50,000 inhabitants, compared to bustling Zanzibar to the north, which has about 1.3 million people. I chose Mafia Island to do something a little different with my 24 hours, perhaps I might see whale sharks or humpback whales. On this occasion there were no whale sharks (it's the wrong time of year), but my 24 hours were incredibly relaxing. I will have a separate post of photos from the island.