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Bazaruto Archipelago Dhow Tour

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Bazaruto Archipelago Dhow Tour


The Bazaruto Archipelago is host to some of the most beautiful and luxurious island lodges in the world. There are other options available for those looking for an authentic island hopping experience that won’t break the bank.

Bazaruto Archipelago Dhow Tour – 4 nights / 5 days

Day 1 – The Arrival:

You arrive at Johannesburg International Airport and catch a connecting flight to Vilanculos Airport, where you will be met and taken to Sailaway Safaris Base Camp, situated 12 kilometres north of Vilanculos. This is where you will spend you first night.


Day 2 and 3 – Exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago:

You set off for the islands first thing in the morning, and spend the following 2 days sailing between the islands and exploring. You will have the opportunity to climb enormous sand dunes and take in extraordinary views, snorkel on exquisite coral reefs and visit freshwater crocodile lagoons.


Day 4 and 5 – The return journey:

On the final day you will spend half the day on the islands before returning to Vilanculos in the afternoon. Your final night will be spent back at Sailaway Safaris Base Camp before returning to Vilanculos Airport the following morning. Our service ends here, and we hope that you had an amazing time exploring the Bazaruto Archipelago by dhow sail boat.

Bazaruto Archipelago Dhow tour journey idea includes:



Johannesburg International -> Vilanculos Airport -> Johannesburg International



Vilanculos Airport –> Sailaway Safaris Base Camp -> Vilanculos Airport



2 nights at Sailaway Safaris Base Camp, full board included

2 nights camping on the Bazaruto Archipelago, tents & mattresses provided, full board included



All activities included



Good to Know

– Dhow sailing boats have been used on the Indian Ocean for many centuries. There are many types of dhows, but almost all of them have a triangular or lateen sail.

– Citizens of the European Union don’t need a Visa for South Africa.

– You can get your Visa for Mozambique at Vilanculos Airport. (85 USD$ to be paid on arrival)

– All journey ideas can be customized to your travel needs, wishes and ideas. Please contact us for more information.