Beaches and islands in Africa are as varied as the enormous continent itself, each offering something unique to you and your family while remaining distinctly African.

Ideas & inspiration for beach holidays in Kenya and Tanzania

Sandy beaches, clear water, coconut palms casting shadows and tropical colours characterise beach holidays on the Kenyan coast. This is the perfect area to relax before or after a safari. You can do nothing at all, or get involved in the many activities available, both in and out of the water.

There are plenty of possibilities for water-based activities like diving, snorkelling and kitesurfing. The coast is an excellent area both for experienced water sports enthusiasts and beginners. You can make use of a variety of PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diving schools and other facilities that rent out equipment.

Explore diving in Zanzibar

The coral reefs of Zanzibar and Mombasa are some of the most abundant in the world with over 500 species of marine species. Mombasa and Zanzibar are dive locations where there is something for everyone: snorkelers, the macro lovers and the deep divers.

Don’t forget the Zanzibar is also one of the world’s premier locations for sighting the ocean’s biggest fish, the whale shark. Mnemba Atoll is a 7km reef that is a conservation success story, where turtles, dolphins and the whale sharks can be seen in the months from September to December.