Yacht Week East Africa is a travel company that celebrates East African culture. For our sailing voyages in Seychelles, you will practically live on a yacht for a week and explore beautiful islands located in East Africa, all while fully experiencing East African culture. You will share your yacht with other great people, have food prepared for you, and indulge in your favorite drinks with a soundtrack that you select playing in the background. ***Please note that Yacht Week East Africa is not associated with any other yachting events taking place in other regions of the world. ***
For our Kenya land-based tour, we spend 6 days in vibrant Nairobi before heading to beautiful white sand and vibes in Diani Beach. We also spend a day at game-rich Nairobi National Park.
For our Tanzania land-based tour, we spend 10 days experiencing the Swahili coast; from the bustling city of Dar es Salaam to the majestic streets of Stonetown and white-sand beaches of Nungwi on Zanzibar island. We also spend a day at game-rich Mikumi National Park.
We use 40 to 50-foot catamarans that each has 4 rooms. Each room has one double bed that sleeps, two people. Therefore, there will be 8 guests on each yacht. There will also be a skipper and cook on each yacht.
While we expect to maintain our established itinerary, we reserve the right to change routing and/or the order of events in the event of unforeseen circumstances such as weather conditions. Any changes will be communicated to guests as early as possible.
Once the booking window opens, you’ll be able to select your boat level, and Click on the “reserve my spot” link. You will then be able to make a $500 deposit that will reserve your spot. Afterward, there will be 6 monthly auto- payments to the same method of payment.
Once you’ve reserved your spot, we’ll pair you with a roommate and a yacht crew. If you have your own roommate or yacht crew, you’ll be able to list them on the guest registration documents that you’ll receive after booking.
You have 24 hours from the time of booking to cancel a trip for a full refund of the deposit. After 24 hours, the deposit - and all future payments - are non-refundable. We highly recommend you purchase a comprehensive travel insurance policy that includes trip cancellation coverage that includes a "Cancel for Any Reason" option to cover your non-refundable trip. Trip cancellation insurance is the only means of receiving reimbursement for flights and other non-refundable expenses should you cancel your trip for any reason, whether voluntary or as a result of YachtWeekEA's actions.
Seychelles - If you are coming from the US, the major airlines that conduct the routes are: Kenya Airways, (from NYC through Nairobi), Emirates, (through Dubai), Qatar Airways Airways, (through Doha), and Eithad Airways, (through Abu Dhabi). If you are coming from South Africa, you can fly direct from Johannesburg on Air Seychelles. If you are coming from the UK, British Airways, Ethiopian Airways, (through Addis Ababa), and Emirates, (through Dubai), are viable options. For those coming from Tanzania, Kenya Airways, through Nairobi is the best option.
Kenya - If you are coming from the US, the major airlines that conduct the routes are: Kenya Airways, (direct from NYC), Qatar Airways, (through Doha), and KLM, (through Amsterdam). If you are coming from South Africa, you can fly direct from Johannesburg via South African Airlines. If you are coming from the UK, British and Kenya Airways are viable options.
Tanzania - If you are coming from the US, the major airlines that conduct the routes are: Kenya Airways, (from NYC through Nairobi), Emirates, (through Dubai), KLM, (through Amsterdam), and Turkish Airlines, (through Istanbul). If you are coming from South Africa, you can fly direct from Johannesburg via South African Airlines. If you are coming from the UK, Turkish Airlines and Kenya Airways are viable options.
We will need to comply with whatever COVID-19 regulations that may be in effect at the time of the trip, (i.e., negative PCR test). Any applicable regulations will be communicated prior to the trip.
In addition to country-specific regulations, we will dedicate additional resources to ensure that our guests are in clean, safe, and well-ventilated environments throughout the duration of the trip.
Seychelles – A visa is not required.
Kenya – Yes; it costs $50 and can be purchased beforehand or on arrival.
Tanzania - Yes; it costs $100 and can be purchased beforehand or on arrival.