The Five Best Beach Destinations in Africa

Are you planning a trip to Africa? If so, the African continent has some of the most spectacular beaches in the entire world. Plan on spending at least some of your time checking out the wonders and most popular visitor attractions. We’ve chosen five of the top beach destinations in the continent to give you ideas when planning your trip, that will make it the vacation of a lifetime.

Seychelles, East Africa

Seychelles is a country in East Africa that is made up of an archipelago that includes 115 separate islands. It’s location is in the Indian Ocean. Here you’ll find some remarkable beaches along with nature reserves to explore, filled with rare animals. You’ll find the giant Aldabra tortoises, coral reefs and mountain rain forests as well. Here you will also find the world famous sculpted rock formations at Anse Georgette beach. The country is also home to Black Parrots and many other kinds of rare birds. There are several resorts and spa hotels in the islands. The environment is breathtakingly beautiful and there are so many things to do and see here that you’ll run out of time before you’ve seen and done everything. It’s one of the most highly recommended destinations in all of East Africa. If you love the beach and if you’re an avid bird watcher, you’ll be in paradise.

Bom Bom Island, Príncipe

Bom Bom Island is located in the Gulf of Guinea, off of the West Coast of Africa. It’s an island nation that
has a low population of just 6,000 residents and some of the most amazing beaches in the continent. We recommend staying at the Bom Bom Island Resort. It’s located on Principe’s north shore. This is a nature lover and birdwatcher’s heaven. Here you’ll also find plenty of deep-sea fishing, whale watching, the famous nesting turtles of the region, snorkeling or kicking back at the restaurant bar and enjoying the beach. Bom Bom Island is the place to go when you want to retreat with a special person and enjoy an exotic atmosphere without the hustle and bustle of busy crows. The atmosphere is intimate and inviting. It’s the ideal getaway to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy.

Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

This is a collection of 32 islands featuring crystal clear waters and pristine beaches. The archipelago is located in the Indian Ocean. Here you can tour the Quirimbas National Park and see some of the most magnificent wildlife in all of Africa. The islands are beautiful, but if you’re a diver or a snorkeler, a whole new world awaits you. The island is home to thriving coral reefs that offer some of the best diving and snorkeling experiences. you’l see dolphins and a variety of vibrantly colored tropical fish species. If you’re into culture and history, you can also visit the multiple ruins which exist from the rich Portuguese colonial past of the islands in the years long gone. You can swim with the dolphins or even go island hopping and see how many of the 32 islands you can cover

Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

Here is yet another unique grouping of islands that offers a variety of beach activities to participate in and sights to see. It’s located just of of Kenya’s cost to the north of Mombasa. Here you’ll find beaches that feature white powdery sands and snorkeling in clear blue waters. Lamu has a rich history. It was established by the Swahili people and the town of Lamu is a Unesco world Heritage Site. It is one of the oldest settlements in all of Kenya. You can explore the streets or discover a secret hidden beach. Island hopping cruises are also offered.

Curralinho Beach, Cape Verde

This beach is located off of Senegal’s coast. The region includes 10 volcanic islands with spectacular beaches and views. There are multiple resorts in the area to accommodate you in whatever style you prefer. Some of the resorts are all inclusive and others are exclusive. Here you’ll discover that the ocean is remarkably warm. Curralinho Beach is one of the most popular beaches in the region. The food is amazing and the islands offer a touch of Brazilian influence.

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