Dhow Rides

Dhow safari

On a dhow ride safari you’ll experience these traditional wind-powered boats which have been plying the coast of East Africa for hundreds of years. In the 1600s, some even sailed as far away as China on the yearly trade winds! From Mozambique’s Azura Quilalea to Zanzibar‘s islands and on to Kenya’s Lamu Island, the best way to toast the setting sun is from the deck of one of these hand-crafted sailing vessels on your next dhow ride vacation.  And if your dhow ride safari carries you to the Mahale Mountains of Tanzania, the tradition is upheld on the gin-clear waters of Lake Tanganyika at Greystoke Mahale. Plan your next dhow ride vacation in Africa and beyond!