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Exotic African beaches for an unforgettable vacation

October 10, 2011

There are many exotic beaches in the world for you to opt for your wonderful vacations. Some are famous for their white beach sand and some are famous for pure blue water, some are natural beaches and some artificial beaches exist too. Africa is chiefly famous for its wildlife and immense forests but you can explore here some of the interesting beaches too. The African Beaches are really exotic and astonishing, where you can spend some quality time with your loved ones. So, we are here to help you out in finding the most exotic beaches in Africa. Read on to know about 5 most beautiful African beaches.

1. Mnemba Island, Tanzania

It is situated 4.5 kilometers off the North eastern slope of Zanzibar. Its sandy coasts are considered as one of the finest beaches in the world and surrounded by a prosperous and vibrant water flora and fishes. You can even observe dolphins, whales and sharks here. There are only 10 lodges on the island and suitable for the honeymoon couples and the lovers. Every cottage has its own porch and is veiled in the shadow of a tropical coast forest. You can take the pleasure of activities on the island like snorkeling and diving expeditions, sunset cruises, fishing tours and water sports. You can also enjoy buffet of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood here. Best time to visit the island is from July to March.

2. Quirimbas Archipelago, Mozambique

Quirimbas Archipelago is an appealing sequence of 27 perfect coral islands situated in the Indian Ocean. These tropical islands of the Quirimbas Archipelago provide habitat for a copious range of aquatic life. The islands are like diver’s heaven; you can see massive angelfish, cave bass, parrotfish, dolphins, moray eels and hammerhead sharks. The chief attractions of the Quirimbas Archipelago are palm-fringed Tropical Islands, romantic cottages right on the beach, colorful coral reefs, fresh seafood, Ibo Island’s culture and architecture and sunset glides on a conventional dhow. You can plan a trip for the Island from May to September.

3. Lamu Archipelago, Kenya

The Lamu Archipelago is positioned close to the northern coast of Kenya, in the Indian Ocean. It is a UNESCO World heritage. In Lamu Archipelago, the largest islands include Manda Island, Lamu Island and Pate Island and smaller islands are Manda Toto and Kiwayu. These beaches offer the typical Indian Ocean beach components such as white crumbly sands, clear blue waters and outstanding snorkeling. Lamu Archipelago is ideal for budget travelers, families and couples. You can rent here a beach house and enjoy your vacations. The best time to visit Lamu Archipelago is from November to March.

4. Likoma Island, Lake Malawi

Likoma Island is the bigger of two populated islands in East Africa and is situated nearby Mozambique. It is one of the most inaccessible and attractive destinations. The island has numerous beautiful beaches with two outstanding ecological resorts: Pumulani and Kaya Mawa. The beaches nearby the Island are ideal for all like families, couples and friends. You can enjoy here chief staple foods such as maize and cassava and also take the pleasure of diverse species of fish like utaka, usipa and many more. Do not forget to try a conventional sweet non-alcoholic drink called maheu in the island. You can visit this beautiful island all year round but May is perfect.

5. Trou aux Biches, Mauritius

Mauritius is an attractive island positioned in the Indian Ocean in Southern Africa. In Mauritius, you can find a beautiful beach called Trou aux Biches, with excellent sand, astonishing blue lagoon, family-friendly environment, calm and clear water and ideal for divers. There are number of eating joints and restaurants serving superior traditional cuisines and seafood. You can enjoy here several water sports and activities such as swimming, diving and sun bathing. The accommodation in the beach is suitable for all budgets. The best time to plan a trip for the beach is from September to December and April or May.

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