Parts of Africa are virtually unexplored from the point of view of international tourism. With the exception of the countries on the Mediterranean Sea, the rest of the African countries receive a much lower number of tourists each year. Some exceptions to the rule are countries offering Safaris, which are Africa’s best exhibitors, and South Africa, a country different from the rest of the continent as much for its population, as for its language and history.
But Africa has a world of undiscovered beaches that in many cases surpass the Caribbean and Brazilian beaches in beauty and spectacular coastline.
Between the African countries, Egypt stands out for its beaches. Despite the main attractions of Egypt being the Pharaonic temples, the Cairo Museum and the pyramids of Giza, the beaches along the Mediterranean and the Red Seas, compare to other world-class beaches around the globe. Sharm el Sheik, on the Red Sea, has become one of the pearls of international diving thanks to its pristine beaches and crystalline waters.
Another one of Africa’s spectacular beach destinations is Zanzibar, an archipelago in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Tanzania, which has beautiful white sand beaches and turquoise waters, with small fishing villages and an ideal tranquillity. It is the perfect spot for a wonderful holiday of relaxation. Of course we can also highlight the beaches of South Africa in this context.
Undoubtedly the most famous beach destination known worldwide and in Africa are the Seychelles, which are also an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, north of Madagascar. Seychelles beaches are a postcard of paradise: palm trees, coconut palms, turquoise water, wildlife and coral reefs make this destination a must for beach lovers.
So look beyond the Egyptian pyramids and safaris, visit the many breathtaking beaches of Africa!