When you think of Africa, do you envision the most beautiful island getaways with amazing beaches and luxurious resorts? Well, you should! Africa is not just about Safaris on the Savannah, you’ll find there’s a whole other world to explore in the islands of Africa. From beaches to jungles and underwater explorations you’ll find adventure and romance around every corner. There are so many islands to choose from, and even more resorts to choose from that it can get a little overwhelming. Check out our favorite islands of Africa, below!
Zanzibar: Located right off the coast of Tanzania, Zanzibar (also known as Zanzibar Island or Unguj) is the largest and most populated island of the archipelago of Zanzibar. This African island has been an important trading center for centuries, you’ll find a wonderful mix of African, Indian, and Arab influences all over the island. This eye-catching blend is especially noticeable in Stone Town, home to whitewashes, coral rag houses, charming shops, bazaars, mosques, and courtyards. In Zanzibar, you’ll find yourself surrounded by amazing scenery, wonderful culture, and the most gorgeous sandy white beaches around. Check out our handcrafted itinerary featuring Baraza Resort & Spa in Zanzibar.
Seychelles: The Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, made up of 155 islands. Its capitol, Victoria, lies 1500 kilometers east of mainland Southeast Africa. Throughout these 155 islands, you’ll find talcum-powder white beaches, sparkling blue waters and lush jungles. Newlyweds and couples seeking romance are often drawn to the dreamy setting that the Seychelles has to offer. If you’re looking for something more than romance or sunbathing, not to fear! There are loads of jungle and coastal walks, boat excursions, as well as diving and snorkeling to keep you on the move. Out of all of the Seychelles islands, here are some of our favorites: Mahe, Praslin Island, La Digue, Mauritius, and Reunion. Get an idea of what we have to offer with our handcrafted Seychelles itinerary here.
Maldives: In the middle of the Indian Ocean, you’ll find the Maldives- a chain of 1,000 coral islands- only 200 of which are inhabited. On these little coral islands, you’ll find some of the world’s best diving and snorkeling, as well as gorgeous pearly white beaches. Luxury private resorts can be found throughout the islands, as well as friendly and welcoming locals. Accommodations can be pricey as every resort in the Maldives is its own private island, and you have just over 100 to choose from, including the world’s most exclusive hotel brands offering personal butlers and private lap pools, as well as in-room massages and pillow menus. Some islands cater to families while others cater to divers and those on a (relative) budget. Click here to read more about the Maldives and see a few sample itineraries.
Mozambique: We know it’s not an island, but the gorgeous white sandy beaches and amazing landscapes are so spectacular, we had to include it. Located in Southeast Africa, facing the Indian Ocean, Mozambique boasts year-round sunshine, tropical nature reserves, historic sites, and some of the most beautiful coastlines you’ll find in Africa. If you love beaches, scuba diving, and fishing you’ll find you’re one of many; Mozambique attracts people from all over the world with it’s sandy white beaches and sparkling blue waters teaming with all sorts of marine life. Dotted along the coastline, you’ll find many luxury hotels and resorts, including Vamizi Island, Indigo Bay Island Resort and Spa, Bazaruto, Nyati Beach Lodge, Dugong Beach Lodge and Ibo Island Lodge. Want to learn more about one of our favorite Mozambique resorts? Click here.
Are you ready to getaway and experience the beauty of the islands of Africa? Give us a call at 312-951-8517, or check out some of our sample itineraries here.