Africa’s length of coastline is some 26,000 kilometres and a good portion of this is very easily explored by boat on one of our Safari holidays. The Nile River is the longest river in the world and runs from north down into East and onwards, offering outstanding boating and fishing.
From Cape Town deep sea fishing, Nile perch fishing in Uganda to Botswana Barbel runs in the Okavango Delta there really is something for all fishermen and women. If boating is your thing, why not bareboat in Seychelles, sail Lake Malawi, Chobe house boat cruise, Lake Kariba houseboat cruise, Dhow sail in Zanzibar or Mozambique and catamaran in Madagascar exploring the beautiful Nosy Be and surrounds.
It’s easy to incorporate a half, full or multi day boat holiday in Africa as part of your overall safari holiday and fishing too is available throughout the continent in most of the countries in which we specialise.
Call today and be boating and fishing in Africa tomorrow.
When to Go Safari Style
Boating is fantastic in many of the countries and mostly all year round whilst fishing is more seasonal. House boating on Botswana’s Chobe River and Zimbabwe’s Lake Kariba is best between March and November to avoid the rains. The Zambezi River accessible from Zambia and Zimbabwe is world class fly and tiger fishing and available all year round. The best time is September to March.
When to Go Beach Style
Available all year round, sailing around Mauritius and Seychelles is luxurious whilst Madagascar offers affordable sailing in adventure style. The Indian Ocean offers outstanding deep sea fishing for varieties like barracuda, wahoo, marlin, tunas and more. The best time to deep sea fish especially off Zanzibar is September to early December and again February to April. South Africa boasts some 3,000 kilometres of coastline plus outstanding lakes, rivers, streams and dams for fishing enthusiasts.
Good to Know
In Africa, you can have a huge variety of marine experiences from luxury Cape Town cruises, Dhow sailing at sunset on the East coast of the continent, deep sea fishing, offshore fly fishing, tiger fishing in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Nile perch in Uganda’s Lake Victoria and Murchison Nile. There is something for everyone from relaxed sailing and casual fishing to fast paced rafting and adrenalin tiger fishing. Use live bait or cast lures… anything is possible in Africa. So your entire holiday does not have to centre around boating and fishing in Africa, it can simply be one of many experiences you savour on safari holiday.
Chobe House Boating
Nothing more special than experiencing the Chobe River all to yourself because after 6pm the national park is closed yet you stay floating on the Chobe in a luxury houseboat. It also means you get best access to fantastic fishing spots whilst watching wildlife in and out of the water. Elephant abound not to mention crocodiles. This is one of the great places to test your skill tiger fishing.
South Africa Boating and Great Whites
Cape Town’s harbour is home to endless boat trips and charters. Plus, where else in the world can you spend hours on the water with skipper, qualified shark expert and sensational scenery around you and watch Great Whites literally jumping out of the water chasing fleeing Cape Fur Seals. Then anchor and see sharks feeding alongside the boat before the brave can enter the water in a cage and see these huge creatures at eye level. All of this in South Africa’s stunning False Bay and Seal Island.
Dhow & Kayak Island Hop
Are you a true marine adventurer looking for a unique Mozambique holiday experience? Our guided dhow or kayaking island hopping trips may just be what you’re looking for. Explore the spectacular coastlines fringed by tropicals islands in the Quirimbas Archipelago on a motorised Arab dhow complete with capital and crew plus professional guide. Sail up wide river mouths teeming with birds and enjoy fly camping on the islands with all meals included. Kayaks are also available so you can get some physical activity and personal exploration done in these pristine waters.
Nile Perch Uganda Fishing
Expert assistance will get you safely to the best fishing locations in this adventurous destination from Murchison Falls to Lake Victoria. You will be surrounded by wildlife and spectacular scenery whether you fish from the river bank or from a boat. Remember Nile crocodiles and hippos are often present so you may have to fight for your fish.
This country is a cluster of over 100 islands and best explored sailing and cruising. Arab traders first sailed here around 800 AD and then the hordes came, Phoenician, Polynesian, Chinese and European explorers. Today, it’s open to you and I and sailing gives guests the ultimate freedom and independence to explore the Seychelles. From day sailing to multi-day bareboat we can arrange it all for you to ensure the ultimate Seychelles sailing holiday.