Experience A Once In A Lifetime African Beach Holiday

The beaches of Africa are a sliver of paradise with crystal seas, white sandy shorelines and endless blue skies: the picture-perfect place to relax.

Luxuriate in the unspoilt beauty of Mozambique, surrender to the allure of Mauritius and submit to the splendour of Mombasa. Dip your toes in the tropical warmth of the Indian Ocean, allow the afternoon sun to lull you into doing little and let the soothing sway of the hammock help you unwind from the thrill of a safari.

Find calm with spa treatments: permit yourself the pleasure of a candle-lit massage, allow the gentle bubble of the Jacuzzi to relieve you and then de-stress in the steam room.  Take the weight off your feet and allow a butler service the draw you a bath or fetch you an ice-cooled, beachside cocktail. Indulge in the evenings at Africa’s finest coastal restaurants where freshly caught fish is expertly prepared – the ideal long day tonic.

Those with the energy to do more should make the most of the water: go diving, exploring the exotic marine life and experiencing the vibrant colours of the coral reefs; take a catamaran across the sun kissed cyan seas to feel the gentle breeze on your face; or raise your heart rate with a jet-ski ride because before you know the call of Africa’s secluded coves and the coast’s idyllic pace of life becomes too inviting to ignore.

With an African beach holiday you can’t help but return home relaxed, rested and refreshed.

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&Beyond Mnemba Island Lodge

The pristine white beaches of Mnemba, surrounded by the deep blue ocean, combine to make this intimate island your own private tropical paradise.

Afrochic Diani

Mombasa South Coast - The stunning villa-style AfroChic Diani, part of the Elewana collection, is one of Africa's best kept secrets, on one of Kenya's best beaches.

Alfajiri Villas

Mombasa South Coast - This Italian jewel is one of the finest villas on the East African coast.

Baraza Resort & Spa

The Baraza Resort & Spa is one of the top-ranking boutique resorts in the region, located on a superb fine sand beach.

Fundu Lagoon

This unique resort offers outstanding beauty and exceptional levels of service for the ultimate, tranquil holiday.

Hemingways Watamu

Following a total redesign and refurbishment, this iconic hotel will be opening its doors in December 2017. The $11m refurbishment will ensure that this much-loved hotel is a spectacular property without equal on the Kenya coast.

Hideaway Of Nungwi Resort & Spa

Opened in May 2013, The Hideaway of Nungwi Resort & Spa offers expansive ocean front accommodation, on what is reputedly the best beach in Zanzibar.

Kilindi Zanzibar

This boutique hotel offers stunning accommodation and breathtaking views on a perfect romantic island getaway.

Manda Bay

Manda Bay is situated beside miles of soft sand beach, with fascinating creeks and small islets to explore. This resort is located on an unspoilt, idyllic island found in the romantic Lamu archipelago.

Matemwe Retreat

Matemwe Retreat is situated just north of the Matemwe Main Lodge, surrounded by the best beaches and close to the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkelling.

Msambweni Beach House & Private Villas


Mombasa South Coast - Msambweni meaning 'the land of sable antelope' is set in a quiet, unique setting on a stretch of completely unspoilt sandy beach surrounded by 28 acres of natural land.

The Palms Zanzibar

The discerning traveller need look no further than The Palms for the ultimate reclusive getaway. The resort delivers all the luxurious comforts and amenities of a five-star hotel, in an intimate setting.

The Residence, Zanzibar

The Residence Zanzibar, which opened in 2011, is the only member of 'The Leading Hotels of the World' in Tanzania.

The Majlis

A small, luxury beach hotel only accessible by boat. Fitting seamlessly into its surroundings, The Majlis offers a unique experience that combines comfort, luxury and intimacy.

Breezes Beach Club & Spa

This friendly, family-owned hotel, on a pristine Zanzibar beach, is the perfect choice for a romantic tropical escape.

Diamonds Dream Of Africa

Malindi - Diamonds Dream of Africa is a member of the 'Small Luxury Hotels of the World'. Set in pretty gardens, steps away from the Indian Ocean on the northern shores of Malindi, close to the centre of town.

Diamonds La Gemma Dell'est

The hotel is set in the midst of exotic and colourful tropical gardens inviting you to enjoy the pristine views over the Indian Ocean.

Emerald Collection Dream Of Zanzibar

The property is set amongst tropical gardens and offers a good choice of water sports and other activities.

Essque Zalu Zanzibar

An intimate and elegant boutique hotel with first-class facilities, nestled in an idyllic natural cove overlooking the Indian Ocean. This is a family-friendly hotel which provides true luxury and personal service.

Gold Zanzibar Beach House & Spa

The Gold Zanzibar is an oasis of luxury and elegance, where you can relax in the gentle laid back atmosphere. It is situated beside the Indian Ocean, on the beautiful white sand beach of Kendwa, one of the few non-tidal beaches in Zanzibar.

Kipungani Explorer

Located on the ancient Arabian island paradise of Lamu, Kipungani is one of Africa's most remote, relaxing and richly romantic coastal hideaways.

Medjumbe Private Island

True hedonistic pleasure awaits you at the romantic and exclusive island getaway of Medjumbe Private Island. A perfect vista of endless white sand and translucent sea mesmerizes all who visit.

Swahili Beach Resort

Mombasa South Coast - This unique property offers a blend of African, Arabic and Indian architectural influences, all of which have been fused to create the vibrant surroundings of Swahili Beach.

The Burning Shore

The Burning Shore is found on the edge of one of the largest sand dunes in the world, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, close to Swakopmund and Walvis Bay.

The Last Word Long Beach

Situated outside of the city of Cape Town this romantic hideaway has a backdrop of stunning sea views and kilometres of white sand.

The Sands At Nomad

Mombasa South Coast - A unique fusion of hand-carved polished mahogany, soaring sail work, classic Venetian 'stucco' and traditional Swahili architecture. The Sands nestles in 25 acres of indigenous coastal forest.

Tijara Beach

Mombasa South Coast - Tijara Beach is an exclusive retreat set on a seaside bluff in 5 acres of colourful gardens overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Zanzibar Serena Hotel

Situated on the seafront of ancient Stone Town, washed by the aquamarine waters of the Zanzibar Channel, the Serena Inn is a haven of tranquillity amongst the bustle of Zanzibar.

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa

A tropical island paradise surrounded by palm trees, white sands and turquoise waters. Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa portrays understated luxury with elegant design, making the most of the surroundings.

Baobab Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa South Coast - This resort encompasses three separate properties, all of which share the numerous leisure facilities. This is a large and friendly resort with high standards of service.

Kizingo

Kizingo is a barefoot luxury lodge full of style and character. The design is simple, the atmosphere informal and the hospitality unparalleled.

Matemwe Main Lodge

Matemwe lies on a coral rock, surrounded by the best beaches, and is right opposite the Mnemba Atoll, which offers spectacular diving and snorkelling.

Serena Beach Resort And Spa

Mombasa North Coast - Designed to resemble a 13th century Swahili town, complete with winding lanes, carved balconies, fountains and market squares, this property provides an oasis of tranquillity.

Bluebay Beach Resort & Spa

Carefully and tastefully decorated in a Zanzibari style with a wide range of facilities, the Bluebay is a great resort with a fine beach.

Fumba Beach Lodge

Fumba Beach Lodge is a luxurious and peaceful hideaway, offering a perfect blend of casual elegance and friendly, first class service. Set in 40 acres of exquisite wilderness with three naturally sheltered beaches.

Hansa Hotel

This quaint and charming resort town of Swakopmund was built during the German Colonial period. With the desert on one side and the sea on the other, there are parts of the town that resemble a Bavarian village.

Karafuu Beach Resort & Spa

This is a delightful resort on one of the best beaches on the east coast of Zanzibar. It is built in traditional island style and provides a relaxing stay together with great service and accommodation.

Kijani House

A small, exclusive and charming hotel set in large tropical gardens.

Neptune Pwani Beach Resort & Spa

The resort has been meticulously created, emulating traditional Zanzibar style, using the best in local design, interiors and furnishings, and meeting high international standards.

Ocean Paradise

A unique and enchanting resort, reflecting the traditional styles and charm of Zanzibar.

Peponi Hotel

This hotel, which opened in 1967, embraces the Swahili culture of Lamu, which, centuries ago, spread down the coast from the north.

Pinewood Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa South Coast - A boutique hotel set in a lush forest landscape, offering guests a variety of things to do and a relaxed atmosphere.

Pole Pole Resort

Pole Pole means slowly or 'take it easy' in Swahili. This relaxing haven of rustic African charm, overlooks a beautiful marine reserve, which is home to a rich array of marine life.

Pongwe Beach Hotel

Set in a tranquil location; the ideal place to relax and enjoy Zanzibar's distinctive, mellow pace. Dive into the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean, or stretch out and soak up the sun on the beach.

Sarova Whitesands Beach Resort & Spa

Mombasa North Coast - This multi award-winning beach resort is large and impressive and spread over 22 acres of beachfront gardens, situated on one of the finest beaches in northern Mombasa.

Southern Palms

Mombasa South Coast - The hotel sits on the dazzling white sands of Diani Beach, nestled amidst ten acres of tropical gardens.

Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre

From the rugged, desolate beauty of the desert, to the historical grace of its buildings, a visit to the Skeleton Coast is a unique experience. The Swakopmund Hotel & Entertainment Centre, is no exception.

The Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort

This attractive resort, on one of Zanzibar's unspoilt beaches, offers a lively and friendly atmosphere. The area is home to some excellent diving sites.

The Z Hotel

An elegant, boutique hotel which blends contemporary design with traditional Zanzibari features. Set in tropical gardens with direct access to a white sand beach and the warm waters of the Indian Ocean.

Voyager Beach Resort

Mombasa North Coast - This nautically themed resort, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, is superbly located overlooking the white sands of Nyali Beach.

Central Guesthouse

This elegant building is situated in the heart of old Swakopmund within easy walking distance of all amenities, shops, restaurants, museums, craft markets, banks and beaches.

Sultan Sands Island Resort

A magical African resort with a choice of single-storey African style rondavel cottages nestled on the beachfront in wonderfully landscaped tropical gardens.

Turtle Bay

Watamu - A well-established popular hotel, set in ten acres of tropical gardens.

Avani Pemba Beach Hotel & Spa

On the northern coastline of Mozambique, the hotel is a compilation of Arabian-inspired buildings, turrets and archways.

Bamburi Beach Hotel

Mombasa North Coast - The hotel is set amid tropical gardens on a white sand beach overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Diamonds Mapenzi Beach

Set on the east coast of Zanzibar, Mapenzi Beach Club blends with the natural environment of the surrounding landscape.

Dugong Beach Lodge

Overlooking the azure Indian Ocean, this romantic hideaway offers the beauty of pristine surroundings, tranquillity, solitude and warm, personal service.

Europa Hof Hotel

A relaxed atmosphere awaits you in the Hotel Europa Hof, which is centrally located, within a short walking distance of the city centre and the beach.

Hotel Eberwein

'Villa Wille' was built in 1909 by Hermann Wille, an architect and building engineer. Although the villa was converted into a first class hotel in 1999, the exterior structure of the building has remained untouched.

Sam's Giardino Guest House

Sam's Giardino is one of Swakopmund's better guest houses and is known for its unique style.

Sandies Tropical Village

Malindi - Sandies Tropical Village, located along the white sand shore of Malindi, is a charming oasis of tranquillity and elegance, with the service and convenience of an all inclusive board basis.

Strand Hotel

Swakopmund's old world charm, large tracts of unspoilt nature and excellent facilities all combine to make this destination a special place to spend a holiday.

Travellers Beach Hotel

Mombasa North Coast - Travellers Beach Hotel provides a wide range of facilities within a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, and represents some of the best value accommodation in its category.

Travellers Club

Mombasa North Coast - A fun-filled resort that has established itself as one of Mombasa's most popular all inclusive properties.

Treasures Of Tanzania Safari

10 Nights

Selous, which is said to be the largest game reserve in Africa, is relatively untouched and offers some of Tanzania's best big game safaris.

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