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5 Most Beautiful Beaches on the Continent

Africa is home to numerous gorgeous beaches both inland and coastal. We spanned the continent to find the most beautiful beaches on the continent. Here is a select list of 5 magnificent beaches that will leave you captivated by their beauty.

Bazaruto, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is paradise for divers who’ll marvel at the coral reefs. The underwater world is home to many species of colorful fish, whale sharks, dolphins, manta rays, mackerels, and more. Bazaruto is the ideal place to relax and feast on prawn platters.

Diani, Kenya

While the name doesn’t come top of mind when you mention Kenya beaches, Diani has consistently been voted one of the top beaches in Africa. Take some time to enjoy the long stretch of white sand and take a dip in the Indian Ocean. There is a wide range of accommodation, with beach resorts, hotels, hostels and honeymoon tree houses.

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

One of the most beautiful spots along the Garden Route, Plettenberg Bay offers the perfect beach for spending a day in the ocean. The town is a haven for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, with plenty of activities like whale-watching, body-boarding, surfing and sunbathing along the Robberg Peninsula

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

You may not believe it, but until 1968, Sharm el-Sheikh was just a quiet fishing community. But now, it has become one of Egypt‘s most popular beach resorts. Hot in the summer, while pleasant and warm in the winter, Sharm is a fantastic beach to visit in the Sinai Peninsula.

Zanzibar, Tanzania

A tropical island in the warm Indian Ocean off the coast of mainland Tanzania, Zanzibar is a place full of history and multicultural heritage. It offers wonderful experiences for travellers, including dining out in Arabian style houses, on rooftop terraces or even on a rock in the ocean. Off the coast of East Africa, Zanzibar is a full of white sand beaches, easygoing vibes and shady palms. Wherever you stay, you’ll find paradise.

Each of these locations has been nominated for an award at the World Travel Awards being hosted in Mauritius on the 1st June 2019. To see all the categories and their nominees, click here.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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