Explore beyond Thanda Island in Over the Rainbow of London, this 1930s classic cruise yacht where old-world elegance and nostalgic luxury meet an East African Hemingway adventure. Guests have a unique opportunity to explore the region in this historic teak-over-oak-frame vessel, commissioned by a Scottish magnate in 1929 and launched in 1930. At the outbreak of World War II the yacht was requisitioned by the British government for coastal patrol of the Royal Navy, and Winston Churchill was one of the luminaries who has been on board. In 2017, when Swedish IT magnate and African adventurer, Dan Olofsson, first set eyes on the yacht, he fell in love with her and purchased her. In 2018, Over the Rainbow of London was entirely refitted by an Italian shipyard to befit her new life in East Africa.

Onboard Living

Think of the most romantic and classic East African cruise. Think Over The Rainbow of London – a statement in gracious living, with an elegant salon, dining room and galley on the primary deck. This is Out of Africa at its best – with beautiful furnishings and flowing white curtaining offset by glowing hardwoods. On the bridge you’ll find the wheelhouse, captain’s cabin and a glorious sun deck with infinite ocean views.


Eight guests can be comfortably and spaciously accommodated in our four, sophisticated teak and oak cabins (one presidential stateroom, two twin staterooms and one single stateroom), all with en-suite heads and exquisite appointments, fittings and luxurious bed linen. In addition, where more space is required, there is an extra cabin with a sofa bed for a couple or a bunk bed for children.


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