14 June 2012
Unique opportunities are hard to find but the magical Tusitiri dhow is now based at Vamizi Island and offering guests the opportunity to enjoy a dhow safari during their stay.
Tusitiri, which is normally based in Lamu, Kenya, is one of the finest dhows on the East African coastline today and has been meticulously restored to comfortably accommodate up to ten guests for half and full day excursions as well as overnight safaris, booked on an exclusive basis.
Tusitiri is a charming way to explore the islands and waters around Vamizi and the Quirimbas Archipelago. Life on board is laid back and centred on her beautiful deck (Tusitiri is 58ft long by 23 ft wide) with cushioned seating areas and a central dining area around the dhow's mast.
Nights are spent under the stars on comfortable bedrolls laid out on the deck and meals, usually fresh seafood and local produce accompanied by an excellent selection of house wines, are taken al fresco.
Full or half days safaris can only be booked by the island team while clients are on Vamizi. Overnight safaris (two or more nights) should be booked with the UK Vamizi reservations office.