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From East Africa to India by Boat

Want to get to India from East Africa cheaply
12 years ago, May 15th 2007 No: 1 Msg: #13962  
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In a few months I want to get to India. I'm in Uganda now. I was hoping to find a cargo ship that will take me from Mombasa to India, maybe Mumbai. I'd be willing to work on the ship. If this isn't possible, I was thinking about flying to Dubai and then taking a dhow to India (either hitching a ride or working). Can anyone give me any insight into my possible wishful thinking? Would it be cheaper just to fly? Any help would be great!

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11 years ago, November 24th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #55385  
i dont think you will get a cargo vessel or dhow to travel from east africa to india, i am telling you this coz of my experience with ships and trade in this area, if you are planning to fly to dubai from east africa the same amount you can fly to india from east africa.

best regards
Capt James Reply to this

11 years ago, December 1st 2008 No: 3 Msg: #56214  
Hello Matt 😊

You have probably got it all worked out by now, but for anyone else reading who is interested in going by boat rather than plane, check out the non air section of Essential Travel Sites

Mel Reply to this

4 years ago, February 12th 2015 No: 4 Msg: #188621  
In response to: Msg #55385

Hi Capt. James,

It was a long time ago, but you seem to know something about getting to India by boat. I'm planning a trip to India from Istanbul, and was wondering if you know anything about how I might get a boat from either Turkey or Dubai to India?


Wilf Reply to this

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