Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Kenya, Tanzania – Yes, Africa is a great destination for beach vacations. Europeans have been enjoying African beach vacations for many decades. Now Americans are starting to discover the practicality of combining a beach vacation with a thrilling safari or desert expedition and a tasty side dish of African culture.
Beach Vacations in Africa
Resorts, hotels, apartments, guest houses, lodges, beach rentals – there is a choice of accommodation; just remember to pack enough sunscreen. African beach vacations are the perfect the way to unwind, cool down, get the dust of the plains or the dessert out of your lungs and have some fun in the sun at some great vacation spots.
Beach Vacation Accommodation
Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco have plenty of beach resorts with tourist packages available for all budgets. Visitors will find fancy marinas, golf courses and all kinds of water sports and resort activities. Splash out a bit and dine in exotic restaurants and sample the local cuisine on this beach vacation. The nightlife is hectic in season, so don’t forget to pack “a little black number.”
Well developed tourism infrastructures enable travelers to explore the towns and countryside when they are tired of the beach. Most resort places in North Africa offer quite a dizzying choice of waterfront hotels featuring sun and water sports like windsurfing and sailing, scuba, underwater sightseeing, fishing and boat rides. Beach rentals are also generally available.
East African Beach Vacation Destinations – Mobassa, Zanzibar, Diani
Kenya’s Indian Ocean coastal waters are gentle and warm, fanned with mild monsoon winds- perfect for African beach vacations. There are great beaches and perfect vacation spots in Malindi, Mombasa, Diani and Lamu where friendly villages and resorts with facilities from top-of-the range to rustic-n-rural stand ready to welcome the traveler.
Deep sea fishing in Mombasa has become very popular. If it is big game fishing you’re after, you could catch Wahoo, Kingfish, Barracuda, Sailfish, Shark, Marlin and other game fish in these East African waters.
Tanzanian Beach Resorts
Zanzibar offers white sands clear water and an interesting history and culture. Stonetown itself is as legendary as the many vacation spots, beaches and fishing villages around the island. Hotels and beach rentals make up the accommodation options.
Mainland Tanzania also has plenty to offer in the line of perfect Africa beach vacations. Considering that less than a million visitors come to Tanzania over a given year, visitors can be assured of some privacy at the beach destinations of their choice.
South of Dar es Salaam. Ras Kutani is the perfect hideaway to relax in after an exciting safari. For those who prefer a more active stay, there are also facilities for sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing.
Scuba Dive on Pemba Island
Scuba divers from across the world come to Pemba Island to explore the reefs and ocean marine life. Pemba has some of the richest reefs in the world, with an unparalleled variety of hard and soft corals and diversity of tropical fish.
Topless Bathing is not Permitted on East African Beaches
East African beaches have excellent weather all year round. The clear and warm water makes it perfect for all kinds of beach activities. Take note that topless bathing is not permitted on any East African beaches or along the coastline.
Some travelers may want to blog their vacation so that you have a record of it and share their African Beach vacation experiences with others.