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!

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.

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!

Adventurous Sailing Holiday


There are some very beautiful countries in Africa and none more so than Mozambique. Located on the east coast of the continent, this quite spectacular place is famous for amazing beaches, wonderful hospitality, and great food, and offers a chance to experience an adventurous side of Africa not seen elsewhere. As the acknowledged experts in Mozambique travel we know the country better than anyone, and we can arrange everything from exotic beach breaks to superbly exciting Mozambique yacht safaris, an experience that really will stay with you forever.

With the wonderful clear blue warm waters of the Indian Ocean and the stunning islands of the Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos to explore a Mozambique yacht safari is an exciting event that will appeal to young and old alike. You can dive off the boat and explore the stunning coral reefs that ring the islands, or take a kayak trip among the river estuaries, and even spend time staying on the less inhabited islands in the chain where you can experience genuine unspoiled solitude, peace, and tranquillity. The amazing Quirimbas National Park is one of the world’s premier marine reserves and a place you cannot fail to be enchanted by.

Why book your Mozambique yacht safari with us? With 20 years experience in arranging holidays to the country we know Mozambique better than anyone, and we have excellent relationships with the many fine resorts on the mainland and the islands, as well as the organizers of yacht and dhow safaris. Booking with us, you could save as much as 15% on the cover price, and we also know where to find the best accommodation and the finest deals and packages available. We are dedicated to providing quality holidays and have many former clients who come back to us for more.

With a team of expert travel advisors who are on hand to help you book the dream holiday, you have always wanted we can arrange your Mozambique yacht safari with ease. We can also build you an itinerary that allows you to combine your sailing yacht safari with a stay in one of the beach resorts, a trip to the game reserves on the mainland, or an island break so that you get the most out of your Mozambique holiday. why not get in touch with us right now, and one of our team will get back to you very soon to help you book your holiday.

Things to do in Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago

One of the most thrilling things to do in Mozambique, and one of the most environmentally-friendly and responsible ways to travel, is to take a luxury yacht safari off the coast of Mozambique into the magical and remote islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago. We guarantee you a safe and fun-filled expedition where you get to completely relax, to try our on-board activities and to visit some beautiful island destinations en route.

If you book the entire yacht for your private use, this package will include your meet and greet at Pemba airport, return flights between Pemba and Ibo Island Lodge where you will be based and where the mighty Lagoon 52 Catamarans are moored, use of Ibo Island Lodge facilities as well as a short guided tour of the island, sundowners and snacks at the Beach Bar on the point and then the full use of the yacht once you start your Mozambique yacht safari.

All activities on board the luxury Lagoon 52 are free – including all on-board equipment and facilities. What a bonus because when you embark to start your luxury voyage, you will soon realise that you simply cannot get bored: the sailing vessel is stocked with a variety of outdoor and ocean-related activities, including sea kayaks, sufficient sets of snorkelling gear, a range of fun inflatable water toys, stand up Paddle Boards and top class Shimano fishing tackle.

Above all, our luxury yachts just happen to be floating PADI certified Dive Centres which offer unbelievable scuba diving with a professional Dive Master. We do keep a range of masks, snorkels and fins on board but we do recommend that guests bring their own diving kit in the form of wetsuits and personal soft gear.

You will clearly see that our luxury yachts also encompass every safety principle in the game, real comfort and elegance on liveaboard adventures. You will love the sense of openness and space, the light and the welcoming of the great outdoors into the living areas. These sailing vessels have been designed specifically for tropical island idylls! On that note, our luxury Mozambique yacht safaris are ideal for between one to 8 guests who share four double or twin cabins.

You can book our regular charters that run Saturday to Saturday for 7 nights OR you can book your choice of shorter charters – as add-ons to a safari (before or after the safari) or as part of a Mozambique holiday comprising some nights in an island resort and some on a yacht. We have a minimum charter holiday of 4 days but the good news is that there is no minimum charter length – as long as your private charter does not interfere with someone else’s established booking!

Where else in Africa, or in the world for that matter, can you go sailing on untouched waters with a choice of thrilling things to do on board? Contact one of our experienced travel consultants to tailor make your particular yacht safari and we guarantee the best price package deal for you.

Yacht charters Quirimbas

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Charter a luxury catamaran to St Lazarus banks as part of your exclusive Mozambique sail and safari holiday. Explore the Quirimbas on your own private yacht with world class diving and fishing experiences to be had at Lazarus Banks. Africa Yacht Charters are offering liveaboard holidays in the Mozambique Quirimbas as part of a unique and luxurious yachting safari that includes some island hopping.

The seven-day itinerary includes adventure travel to Matemo Island and the nearby Rolas Island – guests get to fish all along the route. Diving in these deep Quirimbas waters reveals incredible dive sites including old shipwrecks, drop-offs, walls and caves to explore.

Fishing Charters St Lazarus Banks

Our Lagoon 52 luxury yacht will anchor offshore of select islands but guests can feel free to spend the rest of the day trying out the various water sports and activities available, or go ashore and explore the island. When we stop at St Lazarus Banks the highlight of your yachting safari if you are a keen angler will be finding the best spot from which to throw a line. And if you are a diver, you will be spoiled for choice – amazing snorkelling for novice divers and extreme dives for those with experience.

Laze away your days on islands in sheltered lagoons where you can enjoy some of the best beaches in the Archipelago. Guests are welcome to explore, gathering around the beach fire in the evenings and enjoy sundowners and a traditional African beach braai (BBQ). Soak up another spectacular sunset, for which Africa is so famous… We like to drop anchor here and stay a few nights at Lazarus, under milky stars.

What a way to spend your liveaboard yachting holiday in Mozambique – exploring, diving, fishing and relaxing, rising at sunrise to fish and fish again. At this prime offshore fishing destination, we will spend all day fishing and diving, to your heart’s content. Perhaps that elusive fish you never caught yesterday will allow you to catch it today.

Lagoon 52 At NightLagoon 52 In Full Sail

When you explore the Quirimbas on your own private yacht with world class diving and fishing at Lazarus, you start to realize just how beautiful and remote this Mozambique region really is. After Lazarus, head to Matemo Island again to swim and dive, tan and even fish again at Lazarus. From here, we head home to Ibo Island Lodge for a fresh fish meal, from the catch you have landed!

It is important to note that this example itinerary can be reversed: you start by heading out to St Lazarus Banks, then sail slowly all the way down via Medjumbe and back to Ibo, depending on the weather of course.

All the while, you will be in the lap of luxury, cruising around in your yacht hotel with five-star service, meals, and comfy cabins to keep you happy. Our Lagoon 52 Catamarans are the way to go when you decide to embark on your luxury charter to Lazarus Banks with the experts. Contact us here for your special itinerary and to tailor make your package deal inclusive of island stopovers.

Vamizi and yacht charters

quirimbas yacht safaris

The fifth day of your yachting holiday onboard a luxury Lagoon 52 Catamaran sailing vessel in the midst of the stunning Quirimbas Archipelago is a special day. Because you spend long dreamy hours on Vamizi Island at the luxury Vamizi Island Lodge!

Yes, Africa Yacht Charters has a new promotion – we are keen to show you, our discerning yachting client, the kind of deserted island luxury that Vamizi Island villas are made of. And if you take out our sail and safari package you will have huge fun fishing at St Lazarus Banks as part of this Mozambique island-hopping adventure.

Vamizi Island Inside KitalaVamizi Island FishingLagoon 52 Mozambique

When your Quirimba yacht safari docks at Vamizi Island Lodge, the amazing staff will welcome you as you step ashore to explore and take part in some ocean-oriented activities. Remember that Vamizi is a place of the turtles and the island is proud of its conservation ethic where every marine creature is protected for future generations.

What a privilege to be able to spend an entire day or two discovering the small islands and coral reefs around Vamizi Island! Enjoy fresh seafood meals both onboard your yacht, prepared by talented chefs, or by the lodge where the mouth-watering dishes will astound your taste buds.

The best way to end this kind of yacht safari is to cruise to Ibo Island for your last night in a luxury lodge. A Quirimba yacht safaris package that features Vamizi Island is irresistible – the ideal combination of luxury villas and a private catamaran taking you to experience the perfect Mozambique island adventure. Banco St Lazarus is included – bring your fishing gear and make a great attempt to hook a huge silver game fish for supper!

Vamizi Island Paolo

Our sailing itineraries are merely guidelines to give you some idea of what our luxury Africa Yacht Charters have in store for you. These can change depending on weather, time of year, safety priorities and of course, the prerequisites of all our guests – divers, fishermen, SUP experts or simply those who want to relax and sip champagne! And you can tailor-make your holiday to be three, four or seven days – the Quirimbas Archipelago is waiting for you.

The best part is that when you step onboard the Lagoon 52 luxury yacht, you know that you simply cannot get bored. The yacht is stocked with a variety of outdoor and ocean-related activities, just for their guests so, take them or leave them but you will be sorely tempted to try some of these adventure activities: sea kayaking, snorkelling, stand up paddleboarding, fishing and world-class diving.

Contact Africa Yacht Charters for our itineraries and rates and decide whether you want to join a set tour or tailor-make your own sail and safari adventure into the Quirimbas, with Vamizi Island your highlight.

Medjumbe and Quirimbas

Medjumbe Island

The ultimate dream holiday to Mozambique is one aboard a luxury yacht, the sound of the sea breeze in the sails, the huge expanse of the Quirimbas open to your exploration. Africa Yacht Charters now offers those travelers who like to travel responsibly a sail and safari package that includes Medjumbe Anantara Island Resort and Spa.

We have a private yacht at your disposal plus you get to spend a few nights on Medjumbe Island. Our Quirimba yacht charters are usually booked by those who can afford this private experience – something really select and high class.

Medjumbe Private Island Sunset

Our sail and safari Mozambique yacht charter options include diverse tour combinations where you can explore more than 100 islands and islets, infinite deserted and pristine beaches, remote islands and untouched dive sites. The eastern coast of Africa is definitely a destination you should have on your bucket list! And Anantara Medjumbe is the kind of island we promote for our honeymoon couples, family reunions and those needing to escape the rat race.

Speak to us about our luxury Mozambique sail and safari charters that cruise into the Quirimbas Archipelago, stopping to explore Medjumbe on about the third day, and allowing keen anglers to fish at the famous St Lazarus Banks.

Medjumbe Island is the place to stop in the middle of the Quirimbas Yacht safari. On about our third day, we sail to Medjumbe Island, fishing rods manned in case we get something fresh for dinner. Arriving there around lunchtime, we encourage guests to spend time diving, fishing and exploring –maybe sipping a cocktail at the luxury Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort and Spa beach bar, or take a walk or swim.


While spending a few days here, we will take keen anglers to St Lazarus Banks where you will spend the day exploring, diving, fishing and relaxing – this landmark fishing destination is something to write home about!

We propose unique combinations of Sail and Safari journeys where you not only stay in world-class island lodges such as Anantara Medjumbe on the Indian Ocean but you also enjoy some of the best safari lodges in East Africa.

So take a look at our special safaris into Africa on board a luxury yacht. Book a special island yacht safari package to Ibo, Azura Quilalea, Matemo, Vamizi or Medjumbe Islands and be surprised by the wondrous settings, white beaches and sparkling clear blue seas!

Ibo Island Accommodation

We promise combination Quirimba yacht charter packages where Medjumbe Anantara is the highlight. We have a private yacht at your disposal and the special deal means experiencing a few nights on Medjumbe, trying out their luxury villas, delicious meals, and fun activities. Sail and Safari Mozambique!

A holiday that takes you sailing to one of the Quirimbas Archipelago islands will probably be the best decision you make all year. These remote islands, off the coast of northern Mozambique close to Pemba, are still relatively wild and remote, the Indian Ocean around them a diver’s paradise. Find the right package deal on your private yacht with Africa Yacht Charters or join a scheduled departure sail and safari trip.

Azura Quilalea yacht safaris


Combine a yachting safari into the Quirimbas with amazing Azura Quilalea and irresistible Ibo Island and you cannot go wrong. Throw in a little bit of St Lazarus Banks and you have a recipe for thrills and spills!

This is the ultimate Quirimba yacht package, island to island, one wonderful experience to the next. Our private Lagoon 52 Catamaran is at our disposal and sleeps eight people in comfort and style. You can be a fishing party, a diving group or a group of friends on a mission to bond – we will look after you if you want to see Azura Quilalea from a yacht.

Starting at Ibo Island Lodge, you will spend one night in this luxurious restored mansion then sail to Quilalea Island after a hearty Ibo breakfast. We offer our guests a chance to fish off the boat as we cruise, maybe hooking something delicious for supper on Quilalea Island. This yacht package is meant for those who want to have fun without the crowds, in the sun and on the sea, constantly moving. Our island stops are meant for your added pleasure, to walk or snorkel or simply tan your legs.

Ibo Island Lodge Exterior

Our Lagoon 52 luxury yacht will anchor off shore of some of the islands but guests can feel free to spend the rest of the day trying out the various water sports and activities available, or go ashore and explore that particular island.

We like to spend a day at Mogundula Island, a small, uninhabited piece of landclose to Ibo and fringed by coral reefs and boasting rich bird life. Turtles are often found nesting on one beach there during the breeding season.

Laze away the day on the leeward side of the island in the sheltered lagoon where you can enjoy one of the best beaches in the Archipelago. Guests are welcome to explore the island. Gather around the beach fire in the evening and enjoy sundowners and a traditional African beach braai (BBQ). Soak up another spectacular sunset, for which Africa is so famous… Stay the night here.

Lagoon 52 Mozambique

The rest of the sailing expedition with Quirimba yacht safaris takes you to Medjumbe Island to take part in the resort activities there, diving and enjoying cocktails with friends. Then it is on to St Lazarus Banks in the dead of the night, getting there in time to catch the rising fish as the sun rises to light up your special day.

St Lazarus Banks is a prime offshore fishing destination, so we will spend all day fishing and diving, to your heart’s content. We like to drop anchor on St Lazarus Banks for the night and continue fishing the next morning early again.

Fishing Charters St Lazarus Banks

Ending our Quirimbas island hopping yacht safari at Ibo Island is a great way to ice the cake – watch the sunset from their sundowner terrace and enjoy a hearty dinner with your skipper and crew. Book your yacht safari package today – the ultimate way to see the Quirimbas Archipelago!