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Beach Holidays

Barefoot escapism and a water lovers’ paradise

Explore Africa’s massive Indian Ocean and Atlantic coastline from São Tomé and Príncipe and South Africa, through to Mozambique, Tanzania, and on to Lamu in Kenya. The Indian Ocean’s beaches and exotic islands are among the best in the world, while the Namibia coast offers something wild and spectacular. They provide barefoot escapism to five-star luxury and pure relaxation, with activities and adventures to entertain the adrenaline seeker.

The Seychelles, Maldives, Mauritius, Madagascar, and Zanzibar are probably the best known for sophisticated luxury, with elegant lodges sitting alongside glamorous private island retreats. Explore marine parks with guides, learn to dive, join a kitesurfing course for a week, or island hop in the Seychelles for the ultimate tailored holiday.

Experience the tranquillity of a private island in this video of Denis Island, Seychelles perfect for honeymoon beach holidays.

Travel Tips

  • A few days on the beach complement a safari perfectly. It’s a nice way to prepare for, or recover from, the early morning safari starts.

  • Many African beach destinations work well as a standalone holiday too, not simply as a safari add-on.

  • The enormous variety in accommodation style along the African coastline – from Robinson Crusoe hideaways to resort-style hotels – means there really is something to suit everyone.

  • Activities are not limited to watersports; there is mountain biking, horse riding, cultural visits and plenty more.

  • The Indian Ocean can be visited year-round making it the perfect destination for some winter sun or relaxing after a summer safari.

  • Take the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful snorkelling and diving, an African underwater safari is just as exciting as the land based version.

Some of our Beach Holidays Highlights Click on an image to find out more