Unspoiled beauty on a blanket of sparkling white sand, enveloped by the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. This East African oasis offers a secluded escape where the inhabitants of its small islands enjoy a simple lifestyle. The Zanzibar Archipelago actually contains 50 of them– the larger ones being Pemba and Unguja. All of them however, possess a beautiful and exotic flavour that will stimulate your senses. It is said that the air is infused with an intoxicating aroma of the fruits and spices that are cultivated.
Located in the East coast of Kenya, Mombasa is it’s second largest city lying next to the Indian Ocean and serves as its main tourist destination. With a diverse marine life, tropical climate year-round, upscale hotels, and welcoming atmosphere it would be hard to escape its lure. Their land is also rich with historical culture from the 16th century and there a few popular monuments to see–namely, the historical ruins of Fort Jesus and the Old Town.
Sid Abdel Rahman Beach, Egypt, North Africa
Lying along the sparkling Red Sea is Sid Abdel Rahman beach, located just west of Alexandria. Its sand can be described as sugary white and attains a purity that can only be held in untouched areas such as this. Due to its minor western familiarity it provides the perfect secluded and luxurious escape. It is also great for swimming as its waters are calm and protected by the reef breakwater.
Noordhoek Beach, Cape Town, South Africa
If you are looking for a secluded paradise of only pure white sand with waves gently lapping the shoreline, this is your idyllic escape. Noordhoek Beach near Cape Town, South Africa is perfect for those who enjoy walks along the beach and horseback riding. For those seeking a bit more adrenaline, there are however, two areas which are great surf spots just off the beach called Hoek and Dunes. For some culinary satisfaction, the island has a few nice restaurants near the beach but actual accommodation is offered in Cape Town.
This piece of heaven is as extravagant as it is entertaining. In the backdrop of supreme tropical lavishness of sapphire blue waters, pristine white sandy beaches, and posh hotels, the island offers a variety of exciting activities. Mauritius is known for its impressive array of historical sights, diverse culture, and geographical distinction giving the adventurer an opportunity to admire its virgin forests (Black River Gorges National Park) and spectacular lagoons. Then, after a long day of exploration it is a must to go and experience any of the island’s diverse cuisines while enjoying the exuberant spirit of the locals. It is not hard to get lost in the enchanting essence of one of the world’s most beautiful islands.
Offering 1800 miles of stunning beaches, Madagascar holds a plethora of natural beauty. As a result of being isolated from the African landmass (for approx. 165 million years!!) it is no wonder that it’s biological diversity will leave you awestruck. It has evolved into a surreal ecosystem that is both exotic and enchanting while its people are friendly and full of life. Madagascar is the fourth largest island in the world and will provide a novel experience to any explorer. It also has plenty of coral reefs which are perfect for snorkeling and diving.