MAFIA, THE AUTHENTIC HEART OF AFRICA. Tanzania, the Mafia archipelago, 130 km south from Dar Es Salaam. After a short visit to the Island of Zanzibar, we head out to discover the Island of Mafia where, from 1995, 822 kilometers of coast line and lagoons have become a protected Marine Park. We visit this wonderful Marine Park by exploring the eco-system of the mangroves, the population that lives along the coast and the village of Utende. Local daily routines and typical recipes are all well mixed in with the rare tourist structures that have been built here. That takes us to meet and get to know Marco, an authentic Italian and the owner of a very comfortable and fascinating eco-lodge, and who is dedicated to safeguarding the environment and also the local population.