Spectacular Marine and Land Wildlife Viewing

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Enjoy spectacular marine and land wildlife viewing with Africa Yacht Charters! The most romantic way to explore the pristine waters along the Mozambican coast, yacht safaris are now accessible to everyone.

The ultimate yacht experience combines the best of the oceanic playground with a couple of days in the pristine African bush. These combos are easily attainable in Mozambique, thanks to its glorious Indian Ocean coastline and pristine wilderness areas.

Africa Yacht Charters allow you to explore the least visited regions of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos, where diverse aquatic marine life occurs in abundance. You can enjoy these underwater wonderlands while diving and snorkelling. The Bazaruto Archipelago harbours a mystical species, the rare endangered dugong. This region is the only place along the African coast where the highest number of these sea cows is found.

Pick the season that offers you the kind of experience you are after. If you want to spot the marine giants, whale watching season in Mozambique falls in June all the way through December. Get front row seats to the best Southern Rights and Humpbacks sighting. Fishermen can also enjoy fantastic sport fishing right there on the deck of their yacht. The chances of catching Queen Mackerel, Black Kingfish, Marlin and other species are favourable.

After sailing in style, hop off your luxury catamaran yacht and head straight to Niassa National Reserve for Big Five game viewing. The reserve is teeming with diverse wildlife, including more than 10,000 elephants and over 200 of the critically endangered African wild dog. Gorongosa, not your typical Big 5 wildlife park, but offers some of the best wilderness experiences.

Arrange your Mozambique yacht safaris with the experts and get the best rates. Our team of friendly consultants is waiting to help design the perfect itinerary for your dream holiday. contact us now!

Exploring With Africa Yacht Charters

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Check our awesome Yacht Safaris to Africa. The best part about sailing and exploring the Quirimbas Archipelago is that you are travelling responsibly. Sustainable travel is all about having a minimal effect on the natural environment. And, of course, we offer you great rates!

Whole yacht charters include the following:

  • Meet and greet at Pemba airport
  • Return flights in light aircraft between Pemba and Ibo Island
  • Meet and greet at Ibo Island airstrip and transfer to Ibo Island Lodge
  • Use of Ibo Island Lodge facilities including swimming pools while your luggage is transferred to your luxury yacht.
  • Brief guided cultural and historical tour of Ibo Island
  • Sundowner and snacks at the Beach Bar on the point
  • Transfer out to the yacht after sunset
  • Full use of the yacht
  • Use of 4 double or twin en-suite, air-conditioned cabins for 8 guests maximum
  • All linen and bath towels – please bring your own beach towels
  • All activities are free – including all onboard equipment and facilities (see below)

Your experienced crew will look after your every need as you embark on a diving and fishing holiday from your elite yacht or a general island sailing holiday. Your confined space becomes your home – you can choose to snorkel alongside the boat while your chef prepares a cooked breakfast and crew lookout for amazing sea creatures for you to view.

Our unique yacht safari options sail into the vast regions of the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimbas Archipelago, as well as Inhambane, Vilanculos, and the fantastic Niassa Wildlife Reserve.  Each massive yacht accommodates up to eight guests and you feel as if you have boarded a floating hotel – luxury on the ocean defined!

Come and join us on board the catamaran, book in hand, binoculars close by, and chill. Catch a tan while the sea breezes rustle the sails and dolphins leap alongside you. Snorkeling beside the boat is a huge plus for those who like to see wild marine animals while splashing in their bathing costumes, close to the water’s surface.

If you are in search of a Mozambique holiday with a difference, a yacht safari on the Indian Ocean is for you.

Fun in the Sun with Africa Yacht Charters

Africa Yacht Safaris

For a holiday in the sun and with a difference why not look to Africa? A continent of many wonders and mysteries, Africa was once open only to those with great amounts o money to spend, but these days it is possible to find excellent packages at competitive prices. Mozambique, a charming country with an East Coast shoreline on the glorious Indian Ocean, is one of the most beautiful of all African destinations, and we have been arranging holidays there for 20 years. For something truly exclusive we can recommend Mozambique yacht safaris, a unique and wonderful way to explore the amazing islands that lie off the coast.

The two island groups off Mozambique – the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos – offer some stunning opportunities for enjoying the wonderful beaches and first class accommodation the country affords, and with the added excitement of a yacht safari, you truly have something very different indeed. You can take a yacht safari from various places – including the unique Arab dhow safari from Ibo Island Lodge – and enjoy exploring the less inhabited islands plus take a chance to dive among the simply amazing coral reefs that feature all around the islands.

Why choose to book a Mozambique yacht safari package through us? As we have more experience than anyone in arranging packages to Mozambique we are the only people you need to talk to, so don’t shop around anymore as you will not find a better price or deal than with us. We have a great relationship with the resorts offering yacht safari packages and as such we can guarantee you savings on the list price – in some cases as much as 15%. We have access to the very finest accommodation options in the best destinations, so let us find you a deal that suits your requirements and your budget.

By booking with us you also get the benefit of the help of our expert team of travel consultants, each of whom offers a personal experience of the finest resorts on the islands and the mainland. We are experts in beach and bush packages too, so if you want to experience a land safari as well as a yacht safari we are the people to arrange it for you. Why not get in touch right now, and one of our expert team will get back to you very soon to book the dream holiday you know you deserve.

Watersports Exploration


Tick Mozambique yacht safaris off your bucket list this year and enjoy some fantastic watersports exploration in the warm azure waters along the Mozambican coastline. Fun, trending and a definite must, this is one cruise you cannot afford to miss. What could be better than exploring the eastern coastline in style on board a luxury yacht? With room enough for the eight of you, this is one place you want to be to reconnect with old friends and strengthen those family bonds.

Mozambique yacht safaris afford you the chance to explore the vast regions of theQuirimbas Archipelago and the Bazaruto Archipelago, including the coastal towns of Inhambane. These yacht charters can easily combine with a safari in the Niassa Wildlife Reserve where you will get opportunities to view an astounding variety of wildlife species.

As you sail on the uncharted waters, you will have the opportunity to explore the underwater wonderland where the myriad of aquatic species will leave you gaping in awe. Whether you are an aficionado of diving or snorkeling, you are guaranteed a memorable experience nonetheless.

While traveling is done at night, daytime is left for island and watersports exploration. When the wind is right, you can ride the waves on a kite surfing jaunt. For those who love fishing, choosing a yacht safari in the Bazaruto is probably the best thing to do for themselves, as this region is considered the best marlin fishing destination in East Africa and provides excellent deep sea fishing opportunities.

Absorb the scenic beauty around you as you catch the sun’s rays on the deck. And as the night falls, clink your glasses of bubbly as you watch the sun sink into the horizon, a befitting tribute to a day well spent. An experience once reserved for a privileged few, it has become accessible to everyone, thanks to our excellent deals and specials on Mozambique yacht safaris. We also offer tailor-made itineraries that combine the best of wilderness and oceanic safaris along the East African coast.

Get in touch with our friendly consultants who are more than happy to help plan your holiday of a lifetime today!

Treat Yourself to the Perfect Sailing Trip

Sailing Charters to Africa

We can offer you the perfect sailing trip into Mozambique’s never-ending ocean horizon. Picture yourself sailing on a yacht, into the distance, the sun setting into the sea. Now read on to learn more about our fantastic and once in a lifetime African Yacht Charter!

We offer a choice of adventurous sailing holidays in the Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagoes in Mozambique. Leave all your worries at home when we launch your yacht charter into the hugeness of the Indian Ocean, carefree at last!

We recommend an island-hopping cruise that combines a few days on your luxury yacht, and a few days where you can treat yourself in a luxury beach villa in the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago…

Check out this itinerary:

  • Day 1:  Fly from Johannesburg International Airport to Vilanculos with LAM. You will be met at the airport by a representative who will transfer you by light aircraft to Benguerra Island. Road transfer to Azura Benguerra Lodge. Read more about this lodge right here.
  • Day 2:  Spend a glorious day relaxing at Azura Benguerra Lodge.
  • Day 3:  Spend another day at Azura Benguerra Lodge – try their water sports or walk for miles along the endless white beaches.
  • Day 4:  In the morning, after a delicious fresh breakfast, you will meet the crew of the yacht on the beach and you will transfer to the yacht by small boat – you may need to wade into the water to get into the boat, but this is part of the adventure of Africa. There are no marinas in the Bazaruto Archipelago! We will overnight in our luxury yacht in the Bazaruto Archipelago.
  •  Day 5:  Spend this day cruising round the islands on board your luxury yacht – take part in activities that suit you including diving, fishing, snorkeling and kayaking.
  •  Day 6:  Relax on board during this unique Mozambique Yacht Safaris.
  •   Day 7:  Write a letter to a friend while you island hop your way around the awesome Bazaruto Archipelago.
  •   Day 8:  On the last morning, you will be dropped off at Vilanculos port and then transferred to the airport for your flight back to JHB with LAM.

You are the intrepid traveler and we are the supplier of yacht charters, rentals and sailing adventures in Mozambique. So let us work together!

We offer you:

  • An opportunity to experience elite and exciting island hopping, fishing, diving, water-sports exploration and discovery in some of the most beautiful and sought-after destinations in the world!
  • Magnificent experiences on the Indian Ocean – live aboard a luxury catamaran and fish, dive and snorkel to your heart’s content. Sail around this island region for as many days and night as you want to. This is the ultimate holiday where relaxation takes on new meaning.
  • A chance to sail silently into the majestic Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique, fast becoming a highly rated yacht charter destination in East Africa.
  • A chance to sail serenely into the remarkably remote Quirimbas Archipelago where luxury lodges fit in with the local villages and getting back to nature is the name of the game…

You are our discerning clients – book your luxury Mozambique Yacht Safari today and experience a holiday with a difference!

Africa Yacht Safaris

Yacht Safaris

If you are looking for a holiday with a difference you’ve come to the right place! We are experts in travel to the gloriously beautiful country of Mozambique, with its wonderful islands and stunning coastline, and with 20 years experience arranging packages to the country can help you find the ideal holiday. for something truly exciting and different, we recommend boarding a floating hotel and taking a Mozambique yacht safari, an experience that will take you on a relaxed and yet exciting adventure around the islands off the coast, with plenty to see and do.

For example, from Ibo Island Lodge in the Quirimbas Archipelago, you can take a dhow safari on a traditional Arab dhow, and explore these amazing islands. Try kayaking among the many river estuaries, diving off the boat to see the wonderful coral reefs and the marine life that lives there, and spend time on uninhabited tiny islands untouched for many decades. Or you can simply relax on the boat and enjoy the weather, all the while watching the world go by. It really is a spectacular holiday and one you will remember for a lifetime.

We are the people to come to for your Africa Yacht Charter safaris deal as we can find you the very best package. We know the country better than anyone, and as such we can save you as much as 15% on the perfect holiday of your dreams. Wherever you want to sail from just let us know, and we will see what we can offer you. A yacht safari in this unique and very beautiful part of the world really is something that you will never forget, and the beautiful water of the Indian Ocean with the glorious islands as a backdrop makes for the perfect location.

Our expert team of travel consultants know the country better than anyone, and they are more than willing to help you plan the perfect package to Mozambique. We can arrange for you to spend time on the yacht plus enjoy a stay at one of many fine lodges on either the islands or the mainland, and can put together an itinerary should you require. We can’t recommend Mozambique strongly enough and now is the time to visit, so why not get in touch right away? One of our team will call you back and help you book the holiday you know you deserve.

Set Sail in Style with a Luxurious Mozambique Yacht

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Set sail in style with Africa Yacht Charters. Once reserved for a select few, this trending and luxurious holiday experience is now affordable, thanks to our amazing special packages! You too can explore the wide open spaces in the Mozambique Channel on board a luxury catamaran yacht.

Africa Yacht Charters will take you to the remote islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago or the Bazaruto Archipelago. You will explore the uncharted waters along the East Coast, and depending on your itinerary, your exclusive yacht charter will see you sailing as far as the Zanzibar Archipelago!

You travel at night and drop anchor on deserted islands and on the mainland at daybreak. Day times are all about exploiting the many activities available, but if you would rather sprawl on the deck with a book in hand, it’s really up to you. Jump off your yacht for some phenomenal diving and snorkelling – checking out the astounding display of marine life in different shapes and sizes, plus the kaleidoscope of colourful corals.

While some holidaymakers are content with the watery wonderland, others prefer to combine their oceanic experiences with safaris in the wilderness. The Niassa Wildlife Reserve has an astonishing variety of animal species waiting to be discovered. If your yacht safari takes you to the Tanzania coastline, perhaps a visit to the Selous Game Reserve or the famed Ruaha National Park should be on the top of your to-do list.

Africa Yacht Charters give a whole meaning to relaxation. No crowds, just you and an attentive crew. The catamarans have enough space for 8 guests, allowing you to sail in style with the people you hold dear. After all, what could be more special than sharing this once in a lifetime adventure with your loved ones?

There is no better time to spoil yourself than now. Book one of our yacht charters and explore the stunning Mozambique islands. Our friendly consultants are more than happy to design your own personalized itineraries that incorporate. Get in touch with us now!

Climb Aboard with Africa Yacht Charters

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If you are looking for a reason to climb aboard and experience a yacht safari, then you’ve come to the right place. We not only give you one but several great reasons why you should!

Sailing the unexplored waters of the Indian Ocean can be the most romantic thing you can do for yourself. Imagine sprawling on the deck of a luxury catamaran yacht, with only you and your spouse in your own floating hotel? And of course, an attentive crew will be at your beck and call, ensuring you lack for nothing!

The Mozambique Channel is seldom sailed, particularly the country’s two remote island groups, the Quirimbas Archipelago and the Bazaruto Archipelago. Africa Yacht Charters will take you through these regions where you will occasionally find yourself sharing the waters with the local fishermen. Yours will probably the only yacht – an off the beaten track adventure at its best!

Each catamaran yacht has room enough for up to eight guests, this means you don’t have to leave those closest to you on this once in a lifetime adventure! Take your kids, take your friends, take whoever you want along and you can have an awesome party that will last as long as your safari!

Yacht safaris are not just about spending lazy days on the deck, catching the sun. They are about exploiting the many exciting activities you can find in the vast azure sea. Dive into the underwater wonderland and discover the treasures hidden below. The most pristine of coral reefs and a myriad of marine species will be your reward. Both the Quirimbas and Bazaruto boast some of the world’s best dive sites, with phenomenal drop-offs that are a delight for advanced divers. Snorkel to your heart’s content, hook big game fish and explore uninhabited islands, it’s all there for your indulgence.

Africa Yacht Charters can combine with land-based wildlife safaris in the Niassa National Reserve. These combos allow you to experience the very best of bush and beach with guaranteed sightings of both land animals and marine life.

Book your dream holiday today!


Fishing at Lazarus Banks

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Take a sailing trip to St Lazarus Bank – or Banco St Lazarus – the ultimate holiday destination for fishermen and one of the only places in the Quirimbas Archipelago sea where Marlin are known to breed. View this incredible underwater coral outcrop or atoll, that rises from the deep Mozambique Channel, from your luxury yacht. You are in a paradise where fish have made their playground!

St Lazarus Bank, about 30 kilometres long and 20 kilometres wide,  rises up from a depth of 2 400 meters in the Quirimbas – the epitome of a dream fishing trip and a challenging scuba-diving location for highly experienced divers only! Although this formation is known as an atoll, the reefs do not reach the surface and it also lacks back-reef lagoons which are distinctive of atolls. There is a middle, table-like podium which drops deeply down all sides.

Fish of all kinds come to this hidden atoll to feed on the Mantis Shrimp during its season from August to December when billions of them rise to the surface to mate! This is a fishing hotspot for Black and Giant Kingfish, Barracuda, Dorado, Queenfish, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, and Sailfish. All fishermen have to use the catch and release policy at this world-class fishing destination in the Quirimbas Archipelago.

You can get there from Ibo Island so book a few nights at Ibo Island Lodge to break the drifting motion of being on a yacht safari for so long. Spend your Mozambique fishing yacht charter holiday in luxury – find time to snorkel and take up a new water sport while your rod lies quietly, waiting for the zing of an exciting catch!

The best time to fish Banco St Lazarus is mid-September to the end of November. Fishermen are astounded by their incredible catches of Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Grouper, Jobfish, and other reef fish. These are hooked using a variety of fishing methods from trawling lipped lures to casting bait, plugs, and spoons to release live bait to Vertical Jigging and Fly fishing.

The main reason this period of the year is as good as it is is because of the shrimp mantis coming to the surface in their billions. This abundance of an easy nutritious meal attracts schools of baitfish, mainly Rainbow Runner that attract the game fish – the cycle of life!

Trips to St Lazarus Banks start in Pemba, Northern Mozambique, with regular flights from Johannesburg, Nairobi or Dar Es Salaam. We have the best rates on charters and a great selection of boats.

The Unique Yacht Safari

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Enjoy the thrills of Africa Yacht Charters as you sail the Bazaruto or Quirimbas waters on board a cataraman yacht. Arrange your own unique yacht safari with the experts in traveling Mozambique and be a part of the privileged few who get to explore the uncharted Mozambican waters in style. This romantic and enchanted experience was once only available to the affluent, but thanks to our fantastic deals and specials, we bring this amazing experience to you at a price that is hard to resist!

Fishing Charters St Lazarus Banks, Discover the hidden gems of Mozambique, hopping from one tropical island paradise to the next, absorbing the sun’s rays on deck and exploring the underwater realm while diving and snorkeling. Spend some time on uninhabited islands in the Quirimbas and Bazaruto Archipelagos and depending on your tailored itinerary, you could find yourself sailing into the sunset to the idyllic Zanzibar Archipelago! Combine your unique yacht safari with some sensational game viewing in Niassa National Reserve or Tanzania’s Selous Game Reserve and Ruaha, the possibilities are extensive!

Mozambique yacht safaris are undoubtedly the best way to spoil your family or friends, and with enough space in each catamaran yacht to accommodate up to eight guests, you can be sure of a jolly good time with the people that matter to you. Leave your daily stresses behind and embrace the welcoming tranquility of the deep blue, enjoying every moment of your dream escape, doing as little or as much as you fancy. With an experienced skipper, attentive crew and chef in tow, it doesn’t take much to feel like royalty.

Avid fishermen can try hooking big game fish while divers have access to some of the world’s untouched coral reefs! The time to spoil yourself with a holiday of this magnitude is now, so take the plunge and make your booking today! Our team of expert advisers are more than delighted to help you plan your tailored yacht safari. Get in touch with us now!