The history and background of Chole
Chole's History and Background
Chole is a 2.26km square island based on a fossil coral reef exposed at the end of the last ice age about 12,000 years ago. It has a long history in the heart of the Mafia Island Marine Park. Click the links below to learn more about the island itself, the tourist lodge and whale shark encounters in Mafia Bay.
The channel between Mafia island and Africa is home to a feeding aggregation of whale sharks, the ocean's biggest fish. In the season OCT-FEB their food is on the surface and the whale sharks are easily found. With instruction and guidance we can join their world and swim along side them in awe of their majestic presence.