If the thought of clean white sand between your toes, sighing palms to one side and a shimmering sea to the other, is your kind of holiday, then it's time for an Africa beach holiday.
When it comes to idyllic island beaches, fun-filled Mauritius and the exclusive private islands of the Seychelles immediately spring to mind. But African beaches are as varied as the enormous continent itself and range from the exotic islands of Mozambique's Bazaruto and Quirimbas Archipelagos to the sandy white shores bordering freshwater Lake Malawi. And did you know that classic safari destinations like Kenya and Tanzania have mile after mile of unspoilt beaches as well as culture-crammed islands?
Family beach holidays and active beach holidays are also well-catered for in Africa (Bazaruto in Mozambique is particularly good for both), and you'll find family-friendly accommodation, dedicated kids clubs, next-door golf courses, safe swimming and some of the best diving and fishing in the world.
Speak to one of our African Safari Experts for more African beach holiday ideas - they can also easily combine a beach vacation with a safari for the ultimate in African holidays.