For an experience that is every bit as unique and special as Thanda Island, we invite you to Thanda Classic Cruise.
Guests are welcomed aboard this 115ft/35m, four-berth classic cruise yacht for a very unique African cruising experience, where old-world elegance, nostalgic luxury and an East African Hemingway adventure is what you can expect. With only eight guests onboard, in four sophisticated teak and oak cabins, the entire boat is yours to enjoy as you take in the magnificent Indian Ocean, all at slow pace.
Our team will work with you to create your very own cruise experience, whether you would like to cruise, dive, snorkel, island-hop, or merely relax and laze on a deck chair with cocktails and infinite ocean views. Combine your cruise with a safari experience, or a Villa stay on Thanda Island - the choice is all yours on this highly personalised voyage.
Included are all the amenities and facilities onboard Over The Rainbow of London, water sports equipment, laundry, all meals and drinks, and the most highly professional crew, including a personal chef and butler.
Experiences & Destinations
We will meet you at your tropical destination of choice and lead you on a journey of exploration and relaxation. All destinations are accessed through international airports and, where necessary, we will arrange charter flights or boat transfers to escort you to your specific island location.
The options are endless, and you can choose to explore any of your favourite East African islands:
Thanda Island: Retreat with the whole family to the Shungimbili Island Marine Reserve, and explore this remarkably uncommon luxury private island, with day trips to Zanzibar or Mafia Island.
The Seychelles: Enjoy the ultimate in carefree cruising around the Seychelles archipelago, for soul-feeding magic. This destination is the ultimate for panoramic views of white sand beaches, granite peaks and untouched tropical rainforests.
Madagascar: With a history that dates back to 2,000 BC, culture enthusiasts can get their fill of history and unique wildlife in a get-on-get-off style cruise off the north of the island.
Quirimbas Archipelago, Northern Mozambique: An island-hopper’s delight, the Quirimbas is one of the world's best and most unexplored diving destinations.
Mauritius & Réunion: Explore these two islands, which showcase the best of magnificent and mysterious, in any order of your choosing, and witness the magic of Venus and Jupiter rising on quiet evenings aboard Over The Rainbow of London.
Chole Bay, Zanzibar, or Pemba Island: For breathtaking diving, these islands contain mysteries to be explored and colours to submerse yourself in, in some of East Africa’s warmest waters with outstanding visibility.
Add Thanda Safari to any destination:
It’s more than a luxury lodge, more than a dream safari destination, more than an African escape. Thanda Safari offers an authentically South African wildlife experience, matched with sincere commitment to the Zulu culture and passionate conservation of the environment. Thanda Safari encompasses luxurious exclusivity and African abundance. South Africa boasts world-class wines, cuisine as diverse as its population, and is the perfect destination to celebrate time alone, with your friends or loved ones. Exclusivity is all yours at Thanda and Villa iZulu.
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