Africa is a blessed continent. For an amazing safari experience, Africa offers you exactly what you want.
But it’s not enough to visit Africa just to catch sight of the Big Five game or stunning monuments.
You can – and should – visit some of the best islands in Africa that are exotic and cater to your dreams and need to explore.
Amazing island beaches in Cape Verde, Madagascar, Comoros, São Tomé and Príncipe, Seychelles, and Mauritius will leave you with unforgettable memories.
This guide shows you top 10 islands in Africa that you should visit in 2021.
Cape Verde Islands
You shouldn’t miss out on the beauty of Cape Verde islands. Sal is one of the most frequented islands and also offers beauty to visitors. It is also a prominent part of the West African islands map. If you want to assimilate the African culture, you should definitely consider visiting this place. In Sal, there is the beautiful town, Santa Maria which is the most prominent.
São Tomé and Príncipe
The largest and most principal island of São Tomé and Príncipe, São Tomé Island has majority of the residents speaking Portuguese. Famed for exciting sports like snorkeling, swimming and others, this island presents a wonderful getaway experience for you and your loved ones.
If calmness and serenity is your thing, then you will definitely enjoy Comoros. One of the most popular East African Islands, Comoros takes pride in its pristine beaches, incredible reefs for snorkelers, and rich rainforest. Here, tourists get assimilated into an amazing blend of Swahili and Arabian culture.
The less-crowded Mohéli island also provides an amazing experience for tourists. Also called the nature island, Mohéli invests heavily on ecotourism. You’ll be glad you did not miss out on Mohéli.
Regarded as the world’s fourth-largest island which offers a plethora of unique collection of flora and fauna, it has been said that almost 90% of the entire wildlife of Madagascar is found nowhere else on planet Earth. One of the famous islands of Madagascar, Nosy Be, should be added to your travel bucket list. Just by the Indian Ocean, Nosy Be boasts of clear turquoise waters and tasty seafood in its array of restaurants and hotels. There is also, incredibly, calmness and tranquility here.
Now what’s this list without Mauritius? One of the world’s most frequented romantic destinations, Mauritius has an abundance of African island beach resorts and gorgeous shores. A world-class place for activities like deep-sea fishing and scuba diving, the islands consist of many mammals, birds, and plant species.
Home to 115 paradise Islands, Seychelles is an archipelago that boasts of sand beaches and azure waters with the opportunity to have exciting activities such as snorkeling, scuba diving and wildlife spotting.
Djerba, one of the most important North African islands situated right off the coast of South Tunisia, is an exotic island famous for sandy beaches, a wide range of sports activities and amazing dining places.
The beauty of the seascape in Seal Island keeps tourists coming back for more. The South African coastline offers stunning crystal blue Indian Ocean and sparkling golden beaches. Close to Cape Town, you can visit one of the seal islands to witness many variations of African seals. The most popular ones are the Cape Fur seals.
Situated off the coast of Tanzania, the Zanzibar Island (or Unguja) is the largest island in Africa. With charming bazaars, mosques, courtyards, and the stunning white sandy beaches, the experience here is guaranteed to stay with visitors for a lifetime.
With no roads on the island except a set of alleyways and walking trails, the Lamu Island should make for an exciting getaway.