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Beach holidays
Beach holidays
Beach holidays
Beach holidays
Beach holidays
Beach holidays
Beach holidays

Beach holidays

Discover Africa's coast & Indian Ocean islands

If you're looking for sun-kissed Africa beach holidays beneath a cloudless sky, then head to the east coast of Africa where the Indian Ocean meets Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique along with their tropical islands.

Whether you prefer a luxury resort or remote lodge, a private spot on a white-sand island or being close to the high life, we can help find your perfect African beach getaway. And if you want to do more than simply relax, there's a fascinating blend of cultures, vibrant marine life and adventure activities to experience.

If you want a short beach holiday after a safari in southern Africa, then you might want to consider the freshwater beach holidays beside Lake Malawi. You’ll be surprised by how good the snorkelling opportunities can be so far from any ocean.

For a more offbeat choice, anglers might brave the cold of the Namibian coast, the Skeleton Coast, for a holiday of outstanding fishing.

Our top ideas for beach holidays in Africa

A few days on a beautiful beach with a focus on adventure or pure relaxation, staying in simple castaway lodge, luxurious hotels or on world-class private islands. Talk to us.



Pongwe Beach Hotel

Pongwe has one of the best beaches we have ever seen in Zanzibar. When the tide is high, Pongwe sits in a private cove. Then when it goes out, a wonderful stretch of inter-tidal zone is revealed for walking and exploring.


Fundu Lagoon

Fundu Lagoon organises day trips by boat to Misali Island, which has some of the best beaches around Tanzania's Pemba Island. You can scuba dive here, snorkel, or just relax and enjoy a great beach holiday.


Pole Pole

For a beach holiday, it is more limited than Zanzibar. However, Pole Pole has one of the island’s better beaches. Casting off, some of Mafia’s best beaches are found on remote sandbars in the bay: stunning small beaches with a 360° view of the ocean reached on a dhow trip.

Chole Mjini

The best beaches near Chole Mjini are on isolated sandbars, uncovered by the tide and surrounded by coral reefs of the Indian Ocean. Beaches don't come more magical, untouched or remote than this, making it one of the best beach experiences in Tanzania today.


Benguerra Lodge

Benguerra Island’s pale, sandy beaches are beautiful and this old, established lodge can deliver a superb beach holiday – amongst the best bets after a Southern Africa safari.


Azura Benguerra

The beaches on Benguerra Island are beautiful: fine sand sprinkled with thousands of shells. Tidal variations are considerable – at low tide it may be a couple of kilometres to the sea!


North Island

North Island’s private villas are all close to one of four powdery white sand beaches here, lapped by the Indian Ocean’s clear, turquoise water. An amazing location, luxury, excellent service and food – certainly one of the best beach holidays in the Seychelles!


Fanjove Lodge

Fanjove’s untouched beaches and exposed sand banks at low tide make it a beautiful spot to relax.


Kaya Mawa

The waters of Lake Malawi are implausibly clear, great for diving and especially snorkeling – which you can do straight from the golden beach of Kaya Mawa. This is one of our best spots for a relaxing beach holiday on the lake, and in a surprisingly remote place.


Denis Island Lodge

With long, stunning beaches, Denis Private Island is the perfect choice for those seeking a secluded beach holiday on the Seychelles. Each of the stylish cottages comes with its own private access to a lovely stretch of white sandy beach.


Four Seasons Desroches Island

Looking for the best escapist’s beach holiday in the Seychelles? Try Desroches Island. Throw a towel, mask and suncream into your bike's pannier and pedal to a perfect beach. There are 14km to choose from, and you can get a fabulous picnic hamper delivered.

Beach holidays in Africa

Browse trip ideas by country.


Beach holidays in Kenya

Kenya

Sandy beaches, clear water, coconut palms casting shadows and tropical colours characterise beach ...

Beach holidays in Malawi

Malawi

The clear freshwater of Lake Malawi make it a perfect spot for unforgettable beach holidays in ...

Beach holidays in Mozambique

Mozambique

With numerous white sandy beaches and clear blue reef waters, the coastline and the islands of ...

Beach holidays in Seychelles

Seychelles

Are you looking for truly magical beach holidays in the Seychelles? Set right in the heart of the ...

Beach holidays in South Africa

South Africa

Whilst most come to South Africa's Cape for more than a beach holiday, many want a few relaxing ...

Beach holidays in Tanzania

Tanzania

Tanzania offers some of east Africa's very best beaches, both on the mainland and on the islands ...

Beach holidays in Zanzibar

Zanzibar

Zanzibar provides some of the top destinations for beach holidays, with endless stretches of palm-fr...

Africa trips to appeal to many different interests

Click below for ideas, then call us to discuss what you want.
We will design a trip perfectly for you, around your interests.


Birdwatching

Birdwatching

Diverse habitats, discreet hides and superb guiding.

Cultural experiences

Cultural experiences

Get an insight into Africa's cultures and history.

Diving & snorkelling

Diving & snorkelling

Find captivating marine life beneath the waves

Family holidays

Family holidays

Hand-picked camps for an incredible family safari.

Honeymoons

Honeymoons

Romantic safaris and castaway island retreats.

Luxury

Luxury

First-class service, scenic vistas and unparalleled comfort await you during these carefully selected luxury holidays. 

Photography holidays

Photography holidays

Great holidays to suit the keen photographer.

Private villas & houses

Private villas & houses

Enjoy Africa with just your friends & family

Riding holidays

Riding holidays

Explore Africa's wilderness on horseback.

Solo Travel

Solo Travel

Trip ideas ideally suited for a solo traveller.

Walking

Walking

Explore Africa's most scenic trails on foot.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Explore Africa's untouched wildernesses on foot.

Wellbeing

Wellbeing

Wellness escapes in stunning locations

Wildlife safaris

Wildlife safaris

These trips include hard-hitting game and fascinatingly elusive species alike, as well as superb guiding and a variety of diverse ecosystems.

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