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Fishing Trip in Dhows



Forget about the horsepower engine and the motorboat - it was by the sails of the dhow that the Swahili Empire was built. Dhow boats were used to carry everything from the Sultans and their treasures- their slaves and the spices of Zanzibar towards Oman, India, and the rest of the Indian Ocean trading world. To this day, traditionally made dhows continue to cruise the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, carrying the daily catches


of Swahili fisherman and sailing as they have done for centuries.

Fishing in the traditional Swahili way, you will get a hands-on dhow experience which you will not forget. After abandoning all modern equipment including rods and tackle, the Original Dhow Safaris’ guides will challenge you to fish in with a simple line-and-hook. The handline


fishing of the Swahili people will test your skills and endurance, allowing you to bait for the many schools of fish shoaling beneath the surface of the sparkling water. See if you can catch with the local hands and fill your buckets with the bounty of the Indian Ocean. Depending on the season, you can expect to catch Marlin, Broadbill, Sailfish, Spearfish, Tuna, Kingfish, Barracuda, and many others. This is an authentic dhow adventure for those who want to experience traditional fishing by hand.




  • Comfortable clothing

  • Sun hat and sunscreen

  • Comfortable shoes


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