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Africa Beach holidays

Introduction

Africa boasts some brilliant beaches and there are spectacular swathes of sand all over the continent. Kenya beach holidays and Zanzibar holidays are especially popular but there are world-class alternatives all over Africa. The continent's best beaches include the following:

  • Santa Monica beach, Boa Vista, Cape Verde is the best bay on a 35 mile long stretch of white sand and emerald-green water.
  • Laguna, Bay of Dahab, Egypt is a natural Red Sea lagoon north of Sharm el-Sheikh that has a bohemian feel and access to the desert and Sinai mountains.
  • Lamu beach, Kenya is a breathtaking eight-mile crescent backed by dunes and lapped by the Indian Ocean.
  • Ile Aux Nattes, Madagascar is a true escape for people who like their beaches deserted.
  • Likoma Island, Malawi is a tranquil idyll in the giant freshwater lake that makes up much of the country.
  • Oualida, Morocco is a natural lagoon that provides far more shelter than the beaches at wind-whipped Essaouira.
  • Quirimbas National Park, Mozambique is nestled amongst palm groves and lapped by the Indian Ocean.
  • Sodwana Bay, South Africa is a marine reserve fringed by dense coastal forest where you can watch whales, dolphins and also see turtles laying eggs.
  • Mnemba Island, Tanzania is tiny but punches above its weight in terms of barefoot luxury.
  • Nungwi, Zanzibar is the most beautiful expanse on the island, with blindingly white sand and water so blue it appears almost translucent.

These are just a handful of the options available though. Additionally, tailor-make your beach holiday and consider combining a safari and beach holiday or adding a spectacular city break to create a truly sensational escape; talk to a destination specialist to see what we can do for you.

Our top itineraries for Africa Beach holidays

Beach, One&Only Le Saint Géran

Luxury Cape Town, Kruger & Mauritius

15-day tailor-made journey from £6,695 pp incl. flights

Discover city greats, the Big Five and white-sand beaches in style, enjoying everything from an all-inclusive safari to indulgent dining and stays in southern Africa's finest properties.

The Serengeti

Highlights of Serengeti, Tanzania and Zanzibar

16-day tailor-made journey from £5,665 pp

After enjoying some of the world’s finest wildlife viewing on a luxury, all-inclusive fly safari through the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Taringere National Park, enjoy some white-sands relaxation on Zanzibar.

Picnic, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,970 pp incl. flights

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Special offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 31 July 2019

Stay in two of the country’s finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

White Pearl Resort, Mozambique

Black spots and white pearls – South Africa & Mozambique

9-day tailor-made journey from £4,410 pp incl. flights

This indulgent getaway is the ideal combination of relaxation and exploration. Begin with a Big Five safari in South Africa and end by enjoying butler service on Mozambique’s white sands. Enjoy all-inclusive gourmet dining, private transfers and ultra-luxury stays throughout.

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Top offers for Africa Beach holidays

Paradis Plage

Paradis Plage, Taghazout, Morocco

7-night luxury holiday from £615 pp incl. flights & transfers

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offer

Offer for selected departures September to December 2019 – Save up to £285 pp
Book by: 16 October 2019

This beachfront delight is all Moroccan tradition meets beach chic on the quiet shores of Morocco's Atlantic coast and offers surfing, yoga lessons and spa treatments.

Picnic, La Sultana Oualidia

La Sultana’s Moroccan Beaches and Marrakech

7-day tailor-made tour from £1,970 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Special offer – Save up to £115 pp
Book by: 31 July 2019

Stay in two of the country’s finest luxury hotels as you’re exposed to the oceanfront charms of an Atlantic fishing village and the bustling history of Marrakech.

Elephants in Tanzania

Serengeti Tanzania Safari & Zanzibar Beach

15-day small-group tour from £3,390 pp incl. flights

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– Save up to £305 pp
Book by: 25 July 2019

Staying in luxury safari lodges, enjoying expert-led game drives and indulging with full-board gourmet dining throughout, this small-group safari takes in the best of Tanzania’s national-park treasures, It’s all capped with some beach relaxation in Zanzibar.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

Contact one of our consultants on 020 7590 0610 to discuss how we can tailor your holiday.

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