Mid - range fishing vacation

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Mad Samaki Fishing Charters, where the open Indian Ocean becomes your playground. Our sea-savvy team will expertly navigate the deep blue, guiding you to the most bountiful fishing spots teeming with aquatic life. As you set off with our team, aboard Virpra 1, a Luhrs 342 Tournament, you’ll immediately feel their passion for fishing and their love of the ocean. With years of experience under their belts, and worldclass equipment, our experienced team will fulfil a sport fishermans dream. They know all the best spots to catch a variety of fish species and as you venture further out to sea, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the East African shoreline and our abundant marine life. Whether you’re an experienced angler or a first-timer, they’ll make sure that your deep sea fishing adventure is unforgettable. 2024/25 promises to be a fantastic year and Mad Samaki Fishing Charters has broken ground by teaming up with a high end accommodation provider and made booking a fishing adventure overseas easy. We offer comprehensive packages with no hidden costs that will suit everyones budget and fishing ability, be you a new comer to the sport or an old salty seadog, we will raise the fish, you have to land them.



Trip Includes
Fishing license
Soft drinks & water onboard
Pick-up service
Packed lunch & snacks onboard
Bed & Breakfast

Trip does NOT Include
International flights
Domestic flights to Ukunda
Alcoholic beverages
Accommodation before and after the specified dates

Catch & release


Deposit non-refundable.
CANCELLATIONS. With any cancellation occurring prior to 30 days of the start of the fishing trip, the deposit will be re-funded only if the trip is re-sold and a 20% administration fee will be deducted. Any cancellation occurring within 15 days of the start of the fishing trip no refund will be granted. It is highly recommended to get Trip Cancellation Insurance to cover yourself. Force Majeure, (meaning acts of God, explosion, floods, tempest, fire or accident, war, threat of war, sabotage, insurrection, civil disturbance, Government intervention, viral or disease epidemic, weather conditions or other untoward occurrences). In the event of Force Majeure, Mad Samaki Fishing Charters a subsiduery of Shaw and Hunter Limited is entitled to vary or cancel any itinerary or arrangement. Refunds in this case are solely to the discretion of Mad Samaki Fishing Charters or Shaw and Hunter Limited, although all endeavours shall be made to refund where possible. INSURANCE. We strongly recommend that you obtain the following types of insurance: Trip Cancellation. Please purchase this immediately after you purchase your fishing trip to avoid any disappointment in case anything unexpected happens and you are forced to cancel. Mad Samaki Fishing Charters/Shaw and Hunter Limited highly recommend Global Rescue, Ripcord Rescue and Travel insurance. Accidental Death and Disability coverage. MEDICAL. Make sure your policy coverage extends to Kenya, Tanzania and all countries you will travel through. Emergency Evacuation. Global Rescue, Ripcord Rescue and Travel insurance. Theft or Loss of personal effects. Please understand it is your responsibility to make sure all the above mentioned policies are up to date and you are fully insured before you travel. LIABILITY It is very important to understand that Big Game Fishing is a sport that involves inherent risks. Especially deep sea angling can be dangerous and in rare cases result in injuries or even fatality. Although every possible care is taken to safeguard you and your property, Mad Samaki Fishing Charters/Shaw and Hunter Limited accepts no responsibility for any accidents, injury, illness or fatality nor loss or damage of client's property incurred during or arising while on a fishing trip. Mad Samaki Fishing Charters/Shaw and Hunter Limited accepts no responsibility for any changes in Government fees or policies. We will however, endeavour to notify you as soon as possible, should this occur. No guarantees are made for any fish not obtained during the fishing trip as our crew adhere to the principals pertaining to Fair Chase and ethical fishing, as well as the regulations as stipulated by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA).


Blue Marlin
Black Marlin
Striped Marlin
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Rainbow Runner
Tiger Shark
Mako Shark
Giant Trevally
Yellowfin Tuna
Skipjack Tuna
Longtail Tuna

Types of Fishing
Nearshore fishing
Offshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Bottom fishing
Deep sea fishing
Fly fishing
Heavy tackle
Light tackle

Fish finder
Fishing chair
Rod holders
Rods & Reels

Boat Specs


Flybridge (Luhrs) originally built in 1990. Powered by 2 engines (370HP, MTU), with a maximum cruising speed of 20 knots.
35 ft
Services And Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fighting chair
Life Jacket
Trolling rods



Mad Samaki Fishing Charters

Operator since 2021
Mad Samaki Fishing Charters offers some of the best big game fishing available through the Pemba Channel in East Africa, we operate in both Kenya and Zanzibar.

Mad Samaki Fishing Charters

Operator since 2021

How to get there

Gatunga, Tharaka-Nithi County, Kenya -  Indian Ocean

Book with 40% deposit

Once the charter confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 40% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the charter up to 14 days before the trip. The following payment methods are available: