Where to fly to: Port Sudan via Dubai.
Where your tour starts: Port Sudan, Sudan.
Transfers on arrival: On arrival in Port Sudan, guests will be met by an African Waters English speaking representative and transferred via road to the mooring sight of the mothership. 3 hours approximately.
Visas – Visas are required by all visitors, but are pre-arranged through African Waters, with very little hassle on behalf of the guest
Type of accommodation: live-aboard mothership. Each guest gets their own cabin. Boats have air-conditioning.
Boats: Yes – tender boats are used to transports anglers from the mothership to the flats where 90 percent of the fishing is wet wading. Fishing is also done from the tender boats when fishing offshore.
Communications: Sat phone on board and limited cell reception depending on mooring..
Optional add on to your stay: Fly fishing for queen fish in Dubai. Guests can either arrive a day early in Dubai before their tour starts, or stay a day longer after their tour ends. Fishing for the queen fish is booked on a daily basis with Ocean Active. There is also the option of a permit specific fly fishing in Southern Oman as an add on.
Safety: 100% safety record over the last 15 years – the red sea coast of Sudan is a mecca for serious scuba diving enthusiasts, as it boasts 3 of the top 10 dive sights in the world. Every week, roughly 150 to 300, mostly European, divers visit this area. Over the last 15 years, this equates to over 15000 tourists. Over this period there hasn’t been any political or other safety concerns.
The Sudanese people are extremely welcoming and friendly, and this is felt from the moment you are met off the plane. The Sudanese coast also has a very highly active and professional Navy that patrols continuously. The navy boats will often visit the liveaboard boat to make sure that all the tourists are happy and enjoying their stay.
All groups are guided by world class English speaking professional guides, with a wealth of experience in the fly fishing industry. Each group of 6 anglers is accompanied by 3 guides to ensure safety at all times when wading the flats and offshore reefs of the Red Sea.
After Tourette Fishing first explored this diverse coastline in May 2013, and subsequently for a further 10 weeks in 2014, we are proud to offer an annual professionally guided season on the Nubian Flats. The Nubian Flats Liveaboard is not merely another fishing trip, offering the adventurous angler the opportunity to experience a setting and culture like no other. The backdrop of the stark Nubian Desert combined with the extremely friendly Sudanese and the electric blue of the Red Sea is something that every angler should experience.
The mothership provides high comfort , thanks to good of layout of interior and exterior spaces .
There are 7 double cabins al with hand wash basins(hot and cold water). The ship has 4 showers and 5 flush toilets.
The dining & recreational area is nice and comfortable and is fully kitted with television, dvd, and hifi system. There are also deck chairs to stretch out and enjoy the Sudanese sunshine.
Electricity is supplied 24hours per day and the entire boat is fully air conditioned.
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