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Sailaway Dhow Safaris

Rua Marginal, Bairro Central, Vilanculos, Mozambique
+258 82 387 6350
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A beautiful experience

We had a fantastic day out with Sailaway! It takes a little longer to get to the islands by Dhow... read more

Reviewed 12 January 2018
Penny G
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Highlight of Mozambique trip

Absolutely wonderful! A definite highlight of my time in Mozambique. The food was the best I had in... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2018
N R
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We offer all inclusive day and overnight dhow safaris to the Bazaruto Archipelago National Park. Accommodation options on overnight safaris include camping or lodge accommodation on the mainland whilst on safari. Excellent food, refreshments, snorkeling over reefs and exploring the islands in the Archipelago. Day safari rate from Mt 2,850 p/p and overnight safaris from Mt7,350 p/p.
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  • Terrible3%
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Rua Marginal, Bairro Central, Vilanculos, Mozambique
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Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic day out with Sailaway! It takes a little longer to get to the islands by Dhow, but the experience more than makes up for this. This was the best meal we ate in Vilanculos, the snorkeling was incredible, the views on...More

Thank Penny G
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Simon N, Owner at Sailaway Dhow Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Dear Penny, Many thanks for your review and we are really happy that you had such a great time. We always feel sorry for the people who head to the islands by helicopter or speedboat, since they miss out on what the archipelago is all...More

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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Absolutely wonderful! A definite highlight of my time in Mozambique. The food was the best I had in the country! The staff was very helpful and friendly - Dom in particular went out of his way to make sure I got the most out of...More

Thank N R
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Simon N, Owner at Sailaway Dhow Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We're really glad that you had such a good time. From the happy people at Sailaway...

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

Thank you so much Dom and team for making this our fifth trip to these islands, such a fun, unique and informing trip. We had fabulous snorkeling, great food and lovely company. Top points from us

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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We did a three day camping sailing safari with sailaway, and it was the most affordable and fun way to see the islands. The best food we ate in Mozambique was cooked on the fire pit in the dhow. On the way back to the...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

They took care of us for 3 full days, to a great tour of the Bazaruto Archipelago with fun time, excellent food and full safety. Dominique and the guys were simply perfect.

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Reviewed 15 August 2017

We did a day trip to the reefs and islands and could not have been more happy. We met at their facilities and walked across the beach to board the boats. Once on board, we were served coffee, made on the fire pit on the...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

My partner and I recently visited Vilanculos and enjoyed a number of different sailing safaris from operators in this area. Our favourite by far (a 3 day dhow safari) was hosted by Sailaway Dhow Safaris. From concept to completion everything was meticulously organised by Kerry...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2017

We had a fantastic 3 day/2 night sailing dhow safari with Sailaway. We went to several different islands, snorkeled 2 mile reef twice (BEST snorkeling I've ever done!), and hiked beautiful sand dunes. Our guide Dom was knowledgeable and great company on the boat. The...More

Thank Emily G
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We flew into Vilanculos from JHB and from the moment we landed we were taken care of. We stayed in the chalets offered by Sailaway and spent a week with our host Kerry Butler.Our accommodation was comfortable and far away from the hustle of the...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

We chose Sailaway for our trip to the southern end of Bazaruto because it was recommended by friends. The prices was a little high for us as South Africans but the the trip was with it. Our guide was informative, friendly and helpful. The food...More

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hoopingvagabond
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Response from Fortunesgate | Reviewed this property |
as soon as you gt there , call them and let them know that you are on your own, if they have other groups - you can join them .. if there are no groups they will let you know as soon as they have enough people. but you must... More
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Judy W
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Dear Judy, We run a variety of trips, including day visits and overnight safaris staying at our campsite. You can see what is on offer and the current trip prices on our website, which you can find if you google us as... More
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