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Sailing holidays in Africa

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We can offer some wonderful sailing holidays and yachting as an alternative to a beach holiday in Africa.

A private yacht is a different way to explore the islands of Africa, providing privacy for you and your friends as well as flexibility and fun! If one scuba dives or likes just to snorkel, yacht charter can be perfect as boats often come complete with dive equipment and dive master. Alternatively, we can also supply them with fishing guides and experts.

Days are spent exploring different islands; it really is gorgeous. We can organise yacht charter during your Madagascar holiday, on Lake Malawi and on the coast of East Africa and Mozambique. We can also incorporate deep-water around the Indian Ocean into your Seychelles, Mauritius and Madagascar holidays.

We also have a fantastic 5-day to 1-week sailing safari in Mozambique where one sails on an Arab dhow through the Quirimbas archipelago. Spend each night camping on a private beach and spend the days sailing, swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and sea-kayaking.

East African charter trips can be short; for example from Zanzibar’s Stone Town to the top of the island. Given that the whole Swahili civilisation is built on sailing and that Zanzibar is the heart of Swahili culture, there could be no better way to explore these scattered tropical islands than by boat. Gliding past a wooden jahazi shipping cloves to Muscat, meeting a colourful family aboard their dhow, swopping fish-talk with a passing ngalawa, sending the local kids out for clams and mussels… This shows you a side of Zanzibari life that you won’t see in any hotel or resort. It allows you to explore secluded beaches, uninhabited islands, remote dive locations and wrecks. And it happens to be great fun!

Alternatively, take the vessel for three nights or more either around Zanzibar or perhaps down to the Mozambique coast. If you holiday in Madagascar, there are some superb sailing trips around Nosy Be on a 6-berth catamaran which is fully staffed with three crew. Again, one spends the time diving, snorkelling and exploring unspoilt beaches.


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