Everyone knows that Africa boasts some of the most captivating wildlife on the planet, but did you know that its beaches are pretty special too? Most people who book a safari holiday tend to combine it with a beach retreat on Africa’s stunning east coast – a perfect way to relax after a busy few days on Safari.
Continue reading to discover the best stretches of coastline along east Africa.
This is one of the most popular beaches in Zanzibar, and what was once a small ram shackled fishing village has now become a hub of activity. Despite the popularity, the resort has maintained its traditional culture and attracts tourists in search of a beautiful white sand beach with plenty of amenities, from peaceful spas to bustling shopping strips!
Matemwe is an unspoiled stretch of coastline with few hotels and little tourist development, making the beach an exclusive destination. The beach boasts pristine white sand and a stunning coral reef making it a perfect destination for diving and snorkelling. With the areas main income coming from fishing and seaweed farm, the beach is likely to stay an exclusive and quite destination for holiday makers looking for quiet escape.
Boasting beautiful stretches of white sand beach, it’s easy to see why this resort has become one of the most popular on the island. In recent years there has been development in the area but there are still quiet stretches where hotels including the Blue Bay beach Resort are located, offering a peaceful spot with perfect views.
Mombasa south coast
The south coast of Mombasa is littered with undeveloped and unspoiled beaches, complete with turquoise waters and perfect white sand. Head for Malindi and the Islands for the picture perfect beach with plenty of snorkeling and diving – a perfect way to pass the time on the sundrenched stretch of coastline.
Mombasa North Coast
The north coast is equally as beautiful as the south, also boasting beautifully clear waters and pristine beaches. It is home to the Mombasa Marine National Reserve, making it a great spot for diving. The north however is subject to seaweed being washed up on the beach.
You can combine a luxurious flying safari with 5* beach retreat from just £1575 with Simply Luxury Holidays.