Tropical escapes and culture
Our Top Islands in Africa
August 20, 2020
Enjoy a tropical island holiday in one of the top islands in Africa. This continent has no shortage of culture and natural beauty, where historic sites, diverse culture, and wandering wildlife attracts curious travelers worldwide. Art In Voyage uncovers the top islands in Africa, based on their activities, sights, natural attractions, beaches, food, friendliness, and overall value. Get in touch with our travel professionals to make your dream of a tropical holiday a reality.
Zanzibar, located in the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Tanzania with beautiful white beaches, soft-sand, and blissful sunsets. There are many reasons for this Island to be one of the top and most visited islands in Africa. Without the beautiful beaches and blissful sunsets, this island has more to offer from its rich unique culture and fascinating history, architecture, sights, smells, tastes, and unforgettable experiences that will feed your soul, rejuvenate your body, and reawaken your creativity. Zanzibar is without a doubt a tropical paradise and a dream beach destination
The Reunion Island, rather call it a hidden gem just off the east coast of Madagascar in the Indian ocean. Many travelers have never heard of this Island, and it has much fewer visitors, although it is one other most unusual island paradises on Earth. It’s home to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, Piton deal Fournaise, on the east side of the island which has more 150 recorded eruptions and it is a major tourist attraction on the island. It has some of the best infrastructures you’ll find on an island, putting even Hawaii on shame, the infrastructure is incredible on this island with smooth wide roads, straight and fast.
Do you enjoy scenic landscapes, unique wildlife, pristine beaches, and a rich culture? Then this island is calling for your visit. Madagascar, the world’s fourth-largest island situated off the southeast coast of Africa. The complete absence of large predators and large herbivores found in Africa, such as lions and elephants, has led to important adaptations. Madagascar’s wildlife and flora has exploded in number and variety, offering you truly unique wildlife encounters around the island. Dive in one of the world-class diving opportunities, mostly on the smaller islands off Nosy Be, as well as Ile Sainte Marie on the east coast. Walk around and explore the diverse cultural interest of mix African and Indian, not forgetting to have your eyes wide open for the stunning wealth of natural beauty offered by this beautiful island.
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Pure paradise it is – Seychelles, situated on the warm waters of the Indian Ocean just off the east coast of Africa with perfect water, tons of islands to choose from, and all the seclusion one could desire for. This is one of the dream island destinations indeed. It’s all true and you’ll have to see it for yourself what we’re really talking about, this archipelago serves a tropical, luxury honeymoon hotspots with incredible beachfront retreats for those looking for a unique and luxury treatment during their stay. Not only the archipelago offers incredible beaches, but also some beautiful nature trails in the island of Mahe, offering the best hiking trails where you can observe idyllic scenes of vibrant wildlife and stunning views across the island.
The Bazaruto Archipelago consists of six idyllic islands lying off the Mozambique coastal town of Vilankulo: Bazaruto, Benguerra Island, Magaruque, Santa Carolina (Paradise Island), Bangue and Pansy Shell Island to the Archipelago are some of the best on the African continent. Renowned as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” the Bazaruto Archipelago offers exclusive accommodation options to travelers – peace, solitude, and incredible sunrises and sunsets. Horse riding is another popular activity on the Islands and wildlife on the mainland includes the Samango monkey inhabiting the islands and mangroves, as well as small antelope, flamingos, pelicans, otters, and crocodiles in the inland island lakes.
Quirimbas archipelago, Mozambique
Quirimbas Islands are located just off the coast of northern Mozambique, close to Pemba on the mainland. The Quirimbas are Mozambique cultural and natural heritage, all partly linked to the coast by sand bars, coral reefs, mangroves and water rich in marine life. Diving in the Quirimba’s Archipelago is a maze of phenomenal drop-offs and diverse coral species. This Mozambique conservation area contains outstanding global value due to its mangrove, seagrasses, sandy, and rocky shores habitats – important feeding areas for turtle, crab plovers, and migratory birds. Bottlenose and humpback dolphins and whales breed here too. This is indeed a perfect Mozambique holiday destination with its beach resorts and hotels, biodiversity, and exclusivity.
Located in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of West Africa. Saint Helena is notorious as to be an exile place for the French emperor, Napoleon who died on the island. St Helena, with its uniquely rich diversity of heritage and attractions, both built and natural, St Helena offers many things to see and lots to do — from visiting the Georgian town to the rugged coastline, from the rolling hills to the stark yet striking geology at Sandy Bay. That’s the thing about this destination there’s so much more to the island than you may think.