Tropical islands are the perfect holiday destination. We all tend to look towards South America and Europe. However, we have the most stunning and vibrant islands right here on African soil. With beautiful roots and culture at the centre of these islands, you are guaranteed to have a superb time. Besides, there are many African Islands to visit to make sure your holiday is extravagant. Let’s take a look at the top 6.
1. Praslin in Seychelles
First up, the Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago that consists of 115 separate islands. Most of which are uninhabited. These islands are home to many of the world’s most stunning beaches. Certainly, Seychelles’ unmistakable beauty and white sandy beaches are perfect for a tropical escape.
Praslin is one of the most beautiful islands in the Seychelles. It houses some of the best beaches in the world which are perfect for snorkelling. Moreover, you will enjoy rare and attractive sea life as well as lush and fragrant forests that epitomise relaxation.
2. Nosy Be in Madagascar
Nosy Be is best known for its crystal clear waters and wonderful white sandy beaches. As a result, snorkelling and scuba diving are popular activities on the island. There is a wealth of sea creatures here, tropical fish and sharks too! Furthermore, Nosy Be is rich in culture. In fact, you can even walk amid crumbling French colonial architecture in Hell-Ville.
Get around the island on a scooter, a tuk-tuk or even a quad bike. This will help you to see the island fully and be present as you ride around the area. Next, seek out the famous lemurs that this island is so well-known for. Indeed, Madagascar’s wildlife is a sight to behold. Making this trip all the more rewarding.
We cannot talk about African Islands and not mention Mauritius. This unique tropical island is truly picture-perfect and offers a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The expansive shorelines of Mauritius are where sunrises and salty ocean air collide to give you a surreal experience. Seafood is the main cuisine here. So get your tastebuds ready, you will be enticed by the delicious fish and prawns!
In actual fact, Mauritius is much more than just beaches. It has rich green rainforests, mountains and even waterfalls. Furthermore, the island is one of the best places in the world for windsurfing and kite surfing. Surely, this is the perfect place for an avid adventurer. Mauritius has some of the most stunning and magnificent beaches in the world. Therefore, it would be a tragedy to not visit.
4. Zanzibar in Tanzania
From the eccentric spice markets and colourful local flavours to its’ turquoise beachfront, Zanzibar is the ideal getaway destination. This island is home to some of the world’s most sought-after beaches. Moreover, Zanzibar is known as the spice island and it’s are renowned for its wide variety of spices. Therefore, it’s not surprising that being here will not only spice up your holiday but your life as well. This is a life-changing experience and will change your perspective so much.
Zanzibar is one of the best places to visit post-safari. It is one of the most popular islands in the world, and it is no surprise why. Furthermore, the island is popular for its Historic Stone Town which is a mixture of Indian, African and European cultures. Depicting how multi-cultural and diverse this island is.
5. Sal in Cape Verde
Sal is an island in Cape Verde that has over 350 days of sunshine a year. It is one of the 3 sandy islands of the Cape Verde archipelago. The island is not short of golden beaches that whisk you away to another dimension. The island gets its name from its old salt trade. You have the opportunity to visit the salt flats and learn about the history of the island. The main town, Santa Maria has a long beach and multiple stunning restaurants to try out. Therefore, a perfect tourist attraction.
6. Bazaruto Archipelago in Mozambique
Lastly, we have Bazaruto. As we all know, Mozambique is renowned for its delicious food and tantalising drinks. However, the stunning Bazaruto island has so much more to offer. This island is a dream for ocean lovers because you get the opportunity to swim with many sea creatures. These include turtles, sharks, whales and manta rays. You can even ride horses on the coast. This gives you wonderful and interactive wildlife experiences that you will not find anywhere else. These are some of the most beautiful beaches on the coast of Southern Africa.
Find Your Perfect Island Getaway
So, if you ever want to explore the beautiful African continent be sure to visit one of these magical islands. You will not regret it! These islands will give you the experience of a lifetime, filled with culture and joy.
Psychology tip: being in nature, and interacting with sand lowers stress levels.