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African Islands (that put the Caribbean to shame)

There are Beautiful Islands in Africa

What if I told you that Africa has some of the most beautiful Islands in the world. 

There are at least 7 African Islands that you MUST visit in your lifetime. 

Many of them rival the islands and beachfront that you're used to seeing in the Caribbean.

Questions I'm often asked on my Twitter account are:
  • Does Africa have Islands?
  • Are the islands in Africa Beautiful, Open, and equipped for Tourists?
  • How many Islands are there in Africa?
Today on Passport Kings, let’s look into it. 

When most people think of an Island Paradise, usually the Caribbean and the South Pacific come to mind. They are great but isn’t it time we all do something new? 

African Islands will be at the top of your to-do list by the end of this too.

An African Island Map is just the thing we need. 

This info will make it easy to pick our next African vacation destination and direct us to the beach!

Africa is home to some of the most incredibly beautiful islands. 

Here are the 7 best islands the continent has to offer.

Island Front

7. Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique

The Bazaruto Archipelago is the perfect place for divers. 

The island’s water is home to numerous species of dolphins, whale sharks, colorful fish, manta rays, and more. 

Bazaruto is a perfect spot for resting and enjoying prawn platters while enjoying the lovely coral view, preserved, thanks to the island being a protected national park.

Expensive Safari

6. Chief’s Island, Botswana

This island is an idyllic spot for people who love a safari. 

You can enjoy sightseeing zebra, elephant herds, wildebeest, impala, and red lechwe which assemble on the island as well as crocodiles and hippos in the water.

On top of that, Chief’s Island is one of the largest Okavango Delta islands. It is also higher than other islands so it does not flood and when its water rises, it becomes a retreat for wildlife.

Blue waters and nice island

5. Djerba, Tunisia

Djerba is quite the tourist favorite. On the island, you can enjoy several water sport activities, great dining choices, and lovely sandy beaches. 

Or you could find quiet relaxation in the countryside nearby. 

The island, which is situated off the coast of Southern Tunisia is bursting with culture and is also among the only places in Tunisia where people still speak Berber.

Africa Island

4. Lamu Island, Kenya

In Lamu Island, you will be captivated by the nostalgia as you walk past astonishing merchant buildings, stroll down winding alleys and visit the old port. 

Lamu Island is regarded as one of the oldest and best-maintained Swahili settlements in the area.

Boat on Beach in Africa

3. Nosy Be, Madagascar

Although small, this stunning island pulls in thousands of tourists from all over the world, all year long. 
It is one of Madagascar’s leading tourist attractions. 

Nosy be is mostly famed for its astonishingly clear turquoise waters and its general serenity. On the island are lovely restaurants that serve absolutely delicious seafood.

African Islands

2. Praslin, Seychelles

The idyllic Praslin island is the second biggest in Seychelles. In the old days, it used to be a hideaway location for pirates and Arab Merchants. 

Now, it is a well-loved tourist destination and welcomes you to stay in its various delightful resorts and hotels. Praslin Island is also home to several of the most stunning beaches like the gorgeous white sand, Anse Lazio beach, and Anse Georgette. 

There are also lovely tropical forests where you can bird watch. You can also visit the Vallée de Mai Nature Preserve to see the vanilla orchids.

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Island beach front in Africa

1. São Tomé Island, São Tomé and Principe

São Tomé is the biggest island in the gorgeous Portuguese-speaking country of São Tomé and Príncipe. 

Although it doesn’t get a lot of tourism, you can still enjoy diving into unexplored waters and snorkel as well. 

You can also enjoy peaceful strolls around serene fishing villages. São Tomé offers other attractions such as a remarkable chocolate factory where visitors can have some of the best coffee in the world.

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Have you been to an African Island Paradise? 

Are you ready to check one out for the first time? Tell me your thoughts in the comments section below. And be inspired to travel to Africa, like a king...


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My name is Roklan. I'm a travel advisor. I make Passport Kings Travel Videos to inform, preview and excite you about Vacation Destinations and other travel-related information. Discover, Preview and Book Travel with Passport Kings

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