ABOUT US

Kitu Kiblu responsible whale shark encounter operator on Mafia Island, Tanzania, East Africa.

Whale sharks aggregate in the channel between Mafia Island and mainland Africa and are easily seen surface feeding, usually between September and March, providing an opportunity to study and interact with them.
Kitu Kiblu runs half-day encounter trips, allowing visitors to interact with whale sharks in a safe, relaxed and respectful way. We run internship programs, for those with an interest in marine conservation looking to gain skills and experience working at sea.

Kitu Kiblu was founded on three, to us self-evident, concepts:

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    For whale shark conservation to be sustainable, the live, wild
    animals must be worth more to the authorities who have the power to
    protect them than dead or caged animals.
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    Wild animals are essential components of their ecosystems. They
    have an inherent right to live free and unmolested by humans and it is
    in our own vested interest to defend that right.
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    Through research we can understand enough to predict whale shark
    behaviour and interact with them in a way that does not interfere with
    them or do them any harm.

ABOUT WHALE SHARKS

The whale shark, Rhincodon typus, is the world’s largest fish reaching over 20 meters (65 feet) in length. They are cartilaginous fish, not mammals, and their name refers to their size and diet of plankton.

JOIN OUR WHALE SHARK ENCOUNTERS

Kitu Kiblu offers half-day trips to individuals and groups who wish to view (and have close-up, relaxed encounters with) wild whale sharks, learn about their biology and ongoing conservation issues and efforts.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Kitu Kiblu offers internship programs for those interested in whale shark conservation or seeking training and experience in marine conservation and tourism. This program is a unique opportunity to interact with whale sharks on a daily basis.

STAY AT CHOLE MJINI LODGE

Chole Mjini is a multiple award winning castaway fantasy, a jungle island retreat in the Mafia Island Marine Park.

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WHALE SHARKS GALLERY

CONTACT US

+255 784 520 799

+255 787 712 427

info@kitukiblu.com
4whalesharks@gmail.com
2chole@gmail.com

P O Box 20, Mafia Island, Tanzania

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