In 2005, the Tanzanian Government Supported an initiative promoted by Emayani Beach Lodge, the tsetse fly Fund, recreational stakeholders, and surrounding local communities, to Deem Maziwe Island and its surrounding Reefs recognized as a marine conservation area. Securing the protection of this island and its surrounding sand Ecosystems was a vital step in ensuring the long-term sustainability of Basin's economy and natural marine environments.

 Whale & Dolphin Monitoring

Whale & Dolphin Monitoring

 Turtle Conservation

Turtle Conservation

 Beach Clean Ups

Beach Clean Ups

 Patrol Boats

Patrol Boats

The aim of this project and its Supporters, now called 'Friends of Maziwe', is to monitor and evaluate the health and biodiversity of Maziwe's coral Reefs, and Regulate the vitality of the coastal ecosystem as a whole.

One of the keystone projects of 'Friends of Maziwe' is protecting the sea turtle Population That depends on the sand island as a breeding ground. In addition, THEY assist in whale and dolphin monitoring, Promoting volunteer beach clean-ups, and have trained local community members to engage in patrol island.

HOW CAN YOU CONTRIBUTE TO THIS PROJECT?

In order to Sustain the Important work of 'Friends of Maziwe', we call on YOU for support. 50% of the operations are earned Costs Through visitor fees, turtle adoption programs, and generous Donations from NGOs, local Businesses, and Tourists. However, we still need to raise $ 10,000 annually to cover the deficit. To assist with fundraising efforts, we have introduced a Voluntary Annual Membership to 'Friends of Maziwe'. 

We have a big goal to Reach, and we invite YOU to help us protect this fundamental Tanzania's stretch of coastland.

Become A MEMBER

What does IT INCLUDE?

Sponsorship listing on 'Friends of Maziwe' website - www.friendsofmaziwe.com
Subscription to the 'Friends of Maziwe' newsletter
Corporate sponsorship will be and listed on any printed material

What does IT COST?

Individual 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 50 / Tsh 80,000
Family 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 150 / Tsh 250,000
Corporate 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 500 / Tsh 800,000

HOW DO YOU PAY?

Individual 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 50 / Tsh 80,000
Family 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 150 / Tsh 250,000
Corporate 'Friends of Maziwe' Membership: $ 500 / Tsh 800,000

CONTACT FRIENDS OF BE

Email: friendsofmaziwe@gmail.com
Web: www.friendsofmaziwe.com
Tel: +255 (0) 786 427 645

Adopt A TURTLE

HOW DO YOU Adopt A TURTLE

The Friends of Maziwe have started an 'Adopt a Turtle' initiative to help fund the Costs for fuel to patrol Maziwe Island, and pay the team members working on the project, alongside a Yearly contribution to Shongo Village. Each adoption helps us to continue the turtle conservation. If you would like to read Become a parent of baby turtles Turtle Divers please visit, or speak to Emayani Beach Lodge reception to find out more.
If you would like to adopt a turtle, please contact Friends of Maziwe:

Email: friendsofmaziwe@gmail.com
Web: www.friendsofmaziwe.com
Tel: +255 (0) 786 427 645