Why we Love Sailaway Dhow Safaris

So traditional yet so forward thinking in that these island-hopping tours support local culture, economic development and the conservation of the exquisite marine and island environments

Day trips to the closest island to Vilanculos, Magaruque, focusing on passive snorkelling around the mind-blowing reef and beaches, followed by a fresh seafood lunch on a beach

3-day camping safaris based in a picturesque campsite on a private Vilanculos beach with daily snorkelling trips to Magaruque, Bazaruto and Benguerra Islands, plus Two-Mile Reef to find dugongs

Dhows are staffed by a capable, friendly crew, including a magician of a chef providing the most delicious seafood feasts. The tours are fully catered, so you can relax and take in the splendour of the islands, while the crew takes care of you…

Dhow safari’s in Mozambique

With Sailaway Dhow Safaris you are guaranteed a holiday with a difference filled with as much blue sky and open azure ocean as you can handle. This is a stress-free holiday to see the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago, made for the adventurous who love the outdoors. This is all about camping, diving, snorkelling and exploring in style on a dhow in Mopzambique.

For the last 20 years, Sailaway Dhow Safaris have been offering dhow safari luxury cruises into the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Find out more about the exquisite marine life here, the islands of Magaruque and Bazaruto and some of the greatest dive sites ever seen. Price includes all meals and drinks; snorkelling, diving and fishing equipment; as well as camping or lodge accommodation on the mainland.

When sailing overnight, Sailaway Dhow Safaris offer semi luxury en-suite accommodation at their Chigamane beach front camp. This includes 2 chalets with private pool, set in 15 hectares of bush overlooking the ocean. Each chalet has 2 twin/1 double bed – 2 pax per chalet. Some guests opt to stay on board.


  • All meals, juice, tea, coffee, drinking water and ice provided; alcohol, carbonated drinks or spirits should be purchased on the mainland before departure
  • The Sailaway camp is equipped with a shower and ablutions; camping overnight means tents, bedding and mattresses all provided
  • Dry storage for cameras and luggage on the dhow. Keep passports, valuables and excess luggage in the safe at the Sailaway office.

Getting There

Get yourself to one of the main Mozambique airports. Fly to Vilanculos International Airport and get a taxi or transfer to Sailaway Dhow Safaris in the town.