Most beautiful islands of Africa
Africa is known for its pristine landscapes and its diverse wildlife. It also offers varied cultural experiences as well as organic culinary delicacies. On top of that Africa is home to beautiful dreamy islands. These islands are ideal for romantic getaways, weddings, honeymoons, family and friend trips. Here is a list of 7 islands of Africa that are known for their beauty and hospitality.
“God made Mauritius first and then he made heaven” is a famous quote by Mark Twain. This jewel which is also known as the honeymooner’s paradise stays true to its reputation. It is a small island where you can get around on your own and the inhabitants and very friendly. White sandy beaches, clear blue waters and affordable prices. What else can you ask for?
2. Praslin, Seychelles
As one of the most popular tourist destinations Praslin is a tropical paradise. Beautiful palm trees adorn the white sandy beaches while the clear blue waters blanket the shoreline. This island gives life to the words “African luxury island”. There are various things to do on this island including watersports, boat tours, nature walks and museum visits just to mention a few.
3. São Tomé
This is the capital city of São Tomé and Príncipe and is situated in the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa. It is also home to a variety of chocolate plantations which yield top quality chocolate and fine African print fabrics. Indulge in fish and chicken dishes with some tropical fruits.
Djerba is a beautiful Mediterranean island with beautiful white buildings with domed roofs. It lies off the coast of Tunisia. It is accessible via an old road that was build by the Romans. It is known as the home of the most ancient synagogue in Africa called El Ghriba.
Zanzibar is a semiautonomous region of Tanzania. This island was used by various nationalities for the trading of spices such as black pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg. Mji Mkongwe or the Stone town is an old centre of Zanzibar city and was proclaimed a very important historical site by UNESCO.
6. Sal, Cape Verde
This island makes it on our list because of it hosts the best golden sandy beaches in all of the islands of Cape Verde. One place to visit while you are on Sal is Terra Boa, a remote village in the in the northern region. If you love turtles or nature in general you will be pleasantly surprised to know that this is also an important nesting area for loggerhead turtles according to the environmental conservation association of Cape Verde.
7. Lamu Island, Kenya
Exploring the beautiful deserted beaches are on the top of our list of things to do on Lamu Archipelago of Kenya. There are various archeological sites on the coast such as Takwa on the Manda Island which is a deserted trading town of the 15th century. This is probably one of the best choices on the list because you have the beaches, the ruins and if you want to explore the safari you can travel a short distance inland towards Mombasa.