Monday, 31 August 2015

Combine Sailing & African Safari for your Dream Seychelles Holiday














                                                                                                                                                                     







Combine Sailing & African Safari for your Dream Seychelles Holiday

Enjoying a dream holiday in the Seychelles can be one of the most incredible experiences of your life, when you combine sailing on the pristine oceans of the archipelago with an authentic african safari experience. The Republic of Seychelles, an archipelago and exotic holiday destination in the warm, Indian Ocean - offers travellers the opportunity to explore over 30 islands. It is arguably the world’s best destination for those seeking relaxation and comfort, amidst adventure and cultural richness.

Land & Sea - the Perfect Journey

Pairing your sailing expedition with land exploration is an easy process. In fact, a flight from Dar es Salaam to Mahé takes only two and a half hours, making it possible for you to move from your safari tour to your yachting expedition in the same day, quite easily. This is only one example, however. It also affords you the opportunity to combine the best of East Africa with a scenic beach holiday, perfect for the traveller who wants to take it all in. However, you can decide to visit any of the islands that take your fancy and which can be accessed by boat or plane.

Embark on your safari and sailing holiday

East Africa Yacht Charters can help you arrange your perfect land and sea holiday offering you a variety of amenities and activities to enjoy on your trip.

Luxury yacht charters – Fully equipped, luxury yachts will allow you to take part in a number of aquatic and sporting activities from diving to fishing and watersports. You’ll also have refreshments and meals on-board, along with access to spacious, designer interiors that offer you the height of comfort while on your holiday in paradise.

Safari preparation and logistics – Chose your dream destinations in and around the Seychelles archipelago, and East Africa Yacht Charters will help to arrange your itinerary. This way, transportation logistics are taken care of and you’ll also receive invaluable insight into the best ways to travel between your excursions on land and at sea.

Conservation-friendly excursions – The beauty of the Seychelles lies in the fact that its government takes special care to ensure that tourism has a low impact on the environment. It’s easy for travellers to enjoy a feel-good holiday taking part in activities like snorkeling and passive safaris, which have little impact on the local wild and aquatic life but offer a plethora of memorable and unique experiences for the seasoned traveller. One can also explore the indigenous island forests for a change of scenery.


If you’d like assistance in creating the perfect Seychelles holiday – get in touch with us. You’ll have the option to choose safari and sailing excursions in varying degrees of luxury, and to enjoy one of the most scenic archipelagos and holiday destinations in the world.

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

The Traveler’s Guide to Island Yachting in Mozambique

Getting the most out of your island experience

Cruising on yachts around beautiful islands represents the pinnacle of opulent, relaxing and luxurious travel. Yacht travel is the best way to truly enjoy and appreciate your coastal getaway and all that it has to offer the senses. Maximise your holiday experience by knowing the best sights, activities and cultural hotspots. Get the wind in your hair and the sun on your face in Mozambique.

Yacht Travel Tips

Yacht travel by its very nature is a leisurely activity and time flies when you’re having fun. Make sure that you abide by these simple tips while on holiday so that you protect yourself from the sun and damage/loss of valuables.

     Wear sunscreen.
     Buy a wide-brimmed hat.
     Carry water on the yacht at all times.
     Store valuables inside the yacht and try to avoid bringing them out near the water’s edge.
     If you are prone to motion sickness, have anti-nausea medication at hand on the yacht.

Where To Go & What To Do

The Quirimbas Archipelago is an island group just North-East of Mozambique in the Indian Ocean. This island group is not far from the popular Mozambique destination, Pemba. The Archipelago itself consists of thirty two islands and is a must-see for travelers renting yachts on their travels.

Experience the sights and sounds on as many of these islands as your itinerary allows. It really is one of the best yacht charter destinations in the world. The undiscovered, unexplored and untouched nature of this coastline is what makes it so special.

The simple beauty of yacht travel is in the variety of activities immediately at your disposal. If snorkeling, scuba diving and fishing don’t take your fancy, soak up some of the culture on dry land by ambling around the islands or sipping cocktails around a beach barbecue while the others spy on reefs and tropical fish.

‘The New Seychelles’

The Quirimbas Archipelago has been dubbed ‘the new Seychelles’ by some holiday-goers and it isn’t difficult to see why. The 32 islands stretch some 200 miles (320km) with the following features:

     Islands are mostly uninhabited and secluded.
     Tropical, warm Indian Ocean waters.
     White sandy beaches.
     Untouched marine flora & fauna.
     Tropical/colourful coral reefs and fish.

Choosing a Package That Suits You

When choosing between standard and luxury yachting packages the bottom line is always your bottom line. Weigh up what luxury means to you and the opportunity cost of foregoing it in favour of a more affordable alternative.  Mozambique Yacht Charters boasts an impressive fleet of luxury yachts for rental. Take a look at the variety of rental packages that we offer and select the one which best suits your needs and your budget.

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Monday, 1 June 2015

Take a luxury sailing trip to the Quirimbas archipelago for a holiday experience you’ll never forget

The Quirimbas Archipelago in Mozambique is, without a doubt, one of Africa’s most (if not the most) exquisite beach destinations. The powdered white beaches, the intense blue of the sea, the abundance of marine life and the tiny human populations on each island make for a peaceful and visually glorious getaway. The 32 little islands stretch all the way from Pemba, to Mozambique’s northern border with Tanzania. Some sights you could look forward to are whale watching, turtles - tucked away on secluded beaches - and birds of prey, like the African Fish Eagle, circling above.

Safety, practicality and luxury will provide you with an unforgettable escape

We have two brand new, fully equipped catamarans to whisk you away on your well-deserved trip for seven nights. Both of the catamarans are safe and practical, but above all, they are comfortable, beautiful and luxurious. Each yacht contains four double, or twin, ensuite cabins for up to eight guests, and two separate crew cabins. All on-board equipment is free for you to use at no extra cost, and all the facilities on board are also yours to enjoy free of charge for the duration of the cruise.


What’s on the itinerary?

There are plenty of exciting activities and happenings for you to look forward to. While you’re on board, you’ll be treated to picnics, incredible meals with soft drinks, juices and water available all day, and a range of local and imported wines and beers with dinner. Two to three scuba dives happen per day, so get yourself acquainted with the stunning marine life, if that takes your fancy! Snorkelling, fishing and paddle boarding are also on the cards, with free equipment for you to use.

Peace and tranquility for city-weary travellers

Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the islands. Island excursions are part of the package, so take advantage of the time you have on land. The islands are sparsely populated, so you’ll have plenty of space and peace to just unwind.

Food, beverages and other services

While you’re onboard, you’ll be looked after by the a first mate, a dive master and a professional chef. You’ll be served breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, with a range of beverages to keep you hydrated for the duration of the cruise. You’ll also be treated to afternoon canapes, snack, picnics and hot beverages, if you feel so inclined. Every dinner is accompanied by stunning local or imported wines and beers.

When you’re ready to kick back, you can expect to be put up in a clean, luxurious double or twin room with an en suite. All rooms and cabins are air conditioned, and there is an LCD television available in the main saloon area where you’ll have access to a large range of movies and entertainment.

Want to arrange your luxury holiday to the Quirimbas Archipelago? Then, book a yacht charter now. You’ll find a varied selection of packages to choose from with Mozambique Yacht Charters.


Friday, 10 April 2015

Luxury Yacht Holidays in the Quirimbas - a Traveller’s Dream

Lagoon 52 Yacht Charter


The Quirimbas Islands can soon become a playground for wanderlust-filled travellers in search of an exotic, luxury vacation. Not only is the archipelago (comprised of 32 islands in total) a scenic masterpiece of infinite landscapes and long stretches of beachfront, it’s also one of the most culturally and naturally diverse destinations in the world.

Choose luxury for the most comfortable exploration
  • As a luxury traveller, you’ll be afforded every comfort – from an air-conditioned double or twin en-suite cabin, to full use of the yacht, as well as fresh linen and bath towels. Other comforts and facilities include the following:
  • You can make use of all on-board facilities and equipment at no extra cost, which means free activities. For example, fishing and the use of all gear and tackle comes at no additional charge, as well as snorkelling equipment.
  • A number of professionals are at your service including a Skipper, 1st Mate, Dive Master and Chef to offer you the most memorable experience possible.
  •  Full board accommodation includes a delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner – specially prepared each day, as well as afternoon canapés, snacks and picnic teas and coffees.
  •  Beverages are available throughout the day including filtered water, soft drinks and juices to ensure that you stay comfortable and refreshed.
  •  High-quality beers and wines (both local and imported) are served with dinner.
  • Nitrox and scuba diving is available for qualified divers only. Scuba diving is available for 2 – 3 sessions per day, subject to favourable diving conditions.
  • 2  sea kayaks are available to you, along with a motorised water vessel with outboards and stand-up paddle boards.
  • Various inflatable water toys are also provided for your leisure and lazing about in the water.
  • A 4 meter RIB with outboard and a 7 meter centre console RIB with 15-HP motors are there for your use.
  •  The price of your package will also include island visits and excursions for your chance to explore the cultural landscape of the area and to explore as much as possible.
  • Your fees and crew gratuities are also included in our luxury cruise packages, all covered in one payment.
Book your holiday with East Africa Yacht Charters
The facilities and amenities touched on above are simply a preview of the luxury and comfort you’ll find on our cruise or yacht holidays in the Quirimbas Archipelago. 

Book your stay with us for an unforgettable experience that will truly last you a lifetime.

Contact us on +27 (0) 87 2300 203 to speak with one of our staff members and choose the package that best suits you. 

We currently have two new luxury Lagoon 52 Yacht Charters available for leisure trips in and around the Quirimbas islands in Mozambique. Click on the following link for more info http://www.mozambiqueyachtcharters.com/en/yacht-fleet/lodge/391/Lagoon-52-Yacht-Charter-


Friday, 6 March 2015

Sand and Seas – The Ultimate East-African Adventure!

East Africa Safari

East Africa Sailing Holiday
There is no greater adventure than setting sail on one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline in the world to explore the rich natural seascapes of East Africa – until you land safari there too. By travelling between land and see, you’ll have a chance to experience everything this expansive area has on offer from its historical significance and colonial legacy to its cultural diversity and, of course, it’s unique indigenous wildlife.

The beauty of a land and sea adventure in East Africa is that you can just as easily go from snorkeling and diving, to bird watching and hiking in the same day, thanks to the close proximity of famous beaches and natural, reserved land habitats.

Mozambique

In Mozambique your safari may include the opportunity to whale watch, particularly between June and December. During these months, migratory whales and their calves come very close to shore, allowing you to see them by boat or land. The most common of these majestic creatures are Southern Wright and Humpback Whales but you may also see baleen whales, which don’t have teeth but rather a filter system inside their mouths.

However, if you’re not in the mood for an aquatic adventure, you can enjoy a memorable safari in true African style, from the back of a ranger vehicle, inland.

Kenya

Part of Africa’s magic is the mythology, ritual and vast nature of its history, culture and landscape. On safari you’ll get a taste of this as you learn more about the brave and majestic Masai warriors.

Kenya is also a fantastic starting point for any traveller as it is home to the Tanzanian Serengeti, where you can witness the annual wildebeest migration or visit one of numerous reserves, such as Tsavo, Samburu or Amboseli. This is the perfect destination for family holidays or honeymoons, all of which are equally well catered for at reputable reserves and establishments in the area.

Tanzania

Tanzania is one of East-Africa’s most iconic destinations and one that every traveller should visit within their lifetime.  Imagine being able to say that you have seen the African Serengeti, Tarangire or Lake Manyara up close and in person.  For the brave, Kilimanjaro is a must-see and the perfect challenge for experienced climbers. It’s a five day guided hike, classed as a safari. However, for those more interested in avoiding physical exertion and dizzy heights – there is the magic of the low-land safaris. Then, enjoy the perfect wind-down at the Indian Ocean’s Spice Island – Zanzibar.

These are just some of the many exotic destinations that could serve as the perfect backdrop to your East-African safari with East Africa Yacht Charters. 

Contact us now for more information on how you can enjoy the adventure of a lifetime, with a choice of over 100 islands.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Yacht Charters in East Africa – We Look at 2 of 1000+ Exotic Islands

Yacht Charters in East Africa

Are you in search of something entirely unique – a place where culture and history come together to form a range of enticing island holiday destinations perfect for leisure and escape? East Africa is the undeniably the perfect place to immerse yourself in all of this. In its archipelago of islands, you’ll find holiday activities, breathtaking beauty, a myriad of exciting watersports and a tranquil experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. And, it’s not as far away as it seems.

While adventurous or peace-seeking travellers alike can visit islands such as the Seychelles, Mauritius and the Comoros Islands, there is something truly magical about chartering to the more remote Quirimbas and, of course, Zanzibar – both reasonably affordable holiday destinations that retain so much of their burgeoning culture, post colonialization. In fact, these islands, arguably, offer a more unique experience in that they are lesser known than their more commercialized counterparts.

Holiday activities in the Quirimba Islands and Zanzibar

Take a yacht charter through the warm waters of the Indian Ocean and take part in leisure activities such as:

      Fishing – With East African charters, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to fish in the Zanzibar and the Quirimba archipelagos alike. In fact, in Zanzibar, there are no less than 6 different types of billfish alone, as well as tuna and mackerel. All-year fishing is not uncommon given that local and leisure fishermen alternate between fishing for tuna from August to October, then billfish and marlin from November until March, and game fish in the months in-between. In the Quirimbas, you’ll find sailfish and marlin throughout the year and a growing sports-fishing culture, which is taking shape nicely in the area offering more and more guidance and facilities to avid fishermen.

      Diving, animal-spotting and natural encounters – The rich natural heritage of East Africa means that nature-lovers are spoilt for choice when it comes to viewing some of the animals indigenous to this area – both aquatic and land species. In Zanzibar, you can still view the Zanzibar Leopard, as well as the endangered monkey species – the Zanzibar Red Colobus. In the water you may find Bottlenose Dolphins, turtles and Spanish Dancers indigenous to the area. In the Quirimbas, you’ll have the chance to see coral-covered caves in-between viewing triggerfish, damsels and sweepers. Plus, there are dives where the water is nice and shallow – perfect for beginners or those who love the colours of the shallow reflections.

All told, you’d be hard-pressed to find more exquisite and memorable destinations  for sight-seeing, watersports and fishing. Taking a yacht charter through to the Quirimbas or Zanzibar is an experience you must have in your lifetime.  

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Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sports fishing charters in the Quirimbas, Mozambique


Sports fishing in the Quirimbas, Mozambique
The Republic of Mozambique is a popular destination for lovers of the ocean and tourists searching for a rich cultural experience. From its unique musical sounds created from handmade instruments and accompanying dance featuring the intricate wood carved traditional masks to the rich Portuguese influenced cuisine, the mainland of Mozambique is an exciting and vibrant experience for locals and tourists alike.

Visitors to the country know however, that the real excitement lies not on the mainland but rather towards the Quirimbas Islands off the north-eastern shoreline where you’ll find some of the best young sports fishing areas on the planet. Avid fly and sport-fishers frequent these waters for a serene and once-in-alifetime fishing experience – perfect for beginners and experianced fishermen alike.

Sports Fishing
Sports fishing, fishing for pleasure of competition, continues to grow in popularity amongst its many styles. Armed with nothing but a rod and reel, it’s a simple, relaxing pleasure that anyone can enjoy - especially when surrounded by some of the most picturesque and beautiful ocean views on the globe.
With the increase in the popularity of sports fishing, demand for sports finishing charters in the Quirimbas, Mozambique has increased too and with Mozimbique Yacht Charters offering 4 night, 5 day charters in the area aboard our luxury Power Catamarans, complete with full board accommodation and meals, you can enjoy the Quirimbas Islands for your next sports fishing expedition!

What Can You Catch?
Whether you’re a big game fisherman or a flyfisherman, the Quirimbas Islands will delight - Kingfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Queen Mackerel, Queenfish, Dorado and Barracuda are some of the many fish that have been recorded in the Quirimbas Islands. We’ll fish the banks of St Lazarus too, where Dogfin Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna, Sailfish, Black Kingfish and Ignoblis have all been recorded. Plus, the serenity and vast expanses of the area mean that you won’t have to fight your way through hoards of crowds or compete with a multitude of other visitors. It’s your own island paradise.

What Else Will We Do?
It’s not just fishing you’ll be experiencing on this trip either. Catch a light aircraft to Ibo Island where you’ll see the southern islands of Quirimbas from the air, snorkel and explore islands like Matemo and Rolas and overnight on St Lazarus Banks.

Book your adventure!

Experience the best fishing the Qurimas Island has to offer with sports fishing charters in the Quirimbas, Mozambique! Simply contact Mozimbique Yacht Charters to book your trip and start planning your next exciting fishing expedition now. 

Contact us now for more information.