Sunset Dhow Safari offers our clients a fully catered boat trip to discover and explore the Bazaruto Archipelago.
Our excursion starts daily in the morning around 8.00-8.30 from Vilankulo’s beach. You will enjoy a relaxing and unforgettable day until we take you back to the beach of the mainland in the afternoon.
The Sunset team are experienced and professional sailors under the management of captain Jeff.
They will take care of everything you need making sure you have a safe and fantastic day on the Bazaruto Archipelago islands. The crew speak English and Portuguese.

Our fleet is composed by:

  • Traditional Mozambique Dhow made by Mozambican wood called “Chafunta”. The Dhow has comfortable space for 20 people with 20 horsepower engine to assist us in case wind condition don’t allow sailing.
  • Speed boat that can accomodate 6 people.
  • Skin Dive motor boat that can accomodate 10 people.
  • Sunset IV catamaran motor boat that can accomodate 13 people.

Sunset Dhow Safari is a locally owned company that gives job to Mozambicans from the area. We take responsibility in the local community and make sure that the locals benefits from our business.
We operate in the Bazaruto Archipelago which has been national marine park since 1971. The waters between the archipelago and the mainland include the most important population of dugongs in the Western Indian Ocean. Dolphins, whales and turtles are also inhabitants of the archipelago. It is of great importance to Sunset Dhow Safari that both ourselves and our clients respect the wildlife and the marine conservation area and we always make our best efforts to disturb as little as possible.

Our personnel is fully trained, they have years of experience sailing in the Bazaruto area; safety is our first priority, we will do our best anytime we are in the water giving you a remarkable experience discovering the pristine Bazaruto Archipelago.


The Bazaruto Archipelago is considered to be the last tropical paradise in Africa. The protected status and relative isolation from mainland is the reason why nature bursts in full force with a variety of colourful birds (160 different species), amazing marine live (600 different species of fish and different type of corals). This together with the clear crystal blue water, white beaches and dunes will give you a unique and amazing experience.


Bazaruto Archipelago National Park was found in 1971 and actually is the largest marine reserve in the Indian Ocean.
This amazing pristine and unspoiled reserve is composed by five main islands: Bazaruto, Benguerra, Magaruque, St.Carolina and Banguè.
According to the World Wildlife Foundation the archipelago has a population of about 3,500 people living in seven communities.