Eritrea is utterly compelling and remains relatively untouched by the outside world. Following a recce in 2019, Pelorus Yacht Expeditions has negotiated with the Eritrean government to secure exclusive access, meaning total privacy and world-first experiences for our clients.
You will spend much of your time in Eritrea amongst the small, remote islands that make up the Dhalak Archipelago. Here there are incredible opportunities for secluded diving amongst WWII wrecks and plentiful, vibrant marine life. Pelorus dive masters will ensure you are privy to the most exclusive dives in Eritrea, such as the islands of Dissie and Durgella. Expect to see beautiful corals, dolphins, mantas, groupers, snappers, and lionfish. Dive the wreck of an incredibly well-preserved WWII destroyer, search for sea turtles on a night dive or explore the mangroves by kayak.
Next, your yacht will cruise to Massawa where you will jump in a convoy of 4×4’s to travel inland through rich agricultural mountains to a small village where you’ll be met by an old steam train. Still in its original state, the system it runs off dates back to 1887 to 1932. Your train journey will take you to the capital city of Asmara, stopping along the way to enjoy the scenery and an al fresco lunch. Frozen in time, this city was once known as ‘Little Rome’ and offers beautiful Art Deco architecture and a fascinating Colonial past. Visit the ‘tank graveyard’, a stark and moving reminder of Eritrea’s 3-decade long conflict with Ethiopia. You will have the chance to explore with your guide before heading to the airport for your flight home.