Top 10 beach destinations in Africa

Travel website TripAdvisor announced the winners of its 2012 Travelers’ Choice® Beach Destinations awards. On the African part of the list, sandy seasides in Kenya and Tanzania are among the best rated. In South Africa Cape Town Central is the place to be.

180 top beach locations were named around the world, covering 21 regions. The award winners were determined based on the most highly rated beach destinations by travelers in Tripadvisor reviews. The top rated beach destination in the 2012 Travelers’ Choice® Beach Destinations awards is Providenciales on Turks and Caicos, followed by Palm/Eagle Beach on Aruba and Tulum in Mexico. The  African beaches in  Tripadvisor’s Top 25 are Sharm El Sheikh and Marsa Alam in Egypt. But according to TripAdvisor, Egypt is part of the Middle East and not part of Africa…

Top 10 Beach Destinations in Africa
  1. Praslin Island, Seychelles
  2. Boa Vista, Cape Verde
  3. Diani, Kenya
  4. Nungwi, Tanzania (Zanzibar)
  5. Santa Maria, Cape Verde
  6. Nosy Be, Madagascar
  7. Belle Mare, Mauritius
  8. Cape Town Central, South Africa
  9. Watamu, Kenya
  10. Hammamet, Tunisia


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