A beautiful wooden dhow sailing in Mozambique

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African Islands

Few can resist an island getaway, especially an island off Africa, offering superior diving, world-class cuisine and ethnic culture experiences!


Whether it be more extensive islands with community inhabitants or tiny idyllic and secret getaways, there is a number to choose from, either as add-on destinations for your greater safari itinerary, or an all-inclusive destination such as Madagascar.

By letting us plan your journey, we’ll share our wealth of knowledge of Africa’s best island getaways with luxury accommodations, cultural tours, diving packages, and so much more – let’s start sharing!

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There are many small islands off the East Africa coastline of Tanzania and Kenya, none are as famous as Zanzibar with its UNESCO World Heritage-listed main city, Stone Town – offering travellers a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements, deeply intertwined with Swahili Culture.


One of the more unique destinations, almost a spin-off from the rest of Africa on an evolutionary path of its own, Madagascar makes for a truly inspiring destination! Madagascar offers a variety of activities from wildlife viewing, fish and diving!

If your sole purpose is diving and rejuvenating the mind, body and soul, Seychelles could be your destination. An archipelago of 115 magnificent islands, with a destination for everyone.

We offer four very different regions for island getaways, each with its own story and beauty. For more detailed information on accommodation options in each destination, contact Safari Guru directly.

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Where the vibrantly warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean present a striking contrast as they soothingly lap the pristine white sandy beaches.

From eco-chic to pure luxury, Seychelles offers numerous beaches, coral reefs and nature reserves, and some of the planets most sought-after snorkelling and scuba diving. Your perfect ending to an African Safari or as a standalone Island Getaway!

A view of North Island Seychelles from the water
Guests enjoying a sunset at the beach


This unique landscape is made up of some of the most remarkable and incredibly diverse fauna and flora known to mankind.

Nearly 5% of all known animal and plant species can be found here, and here alone. Not many places, even on the African mainland offer such an intense kaleidoscope of nature, varying vastly in as little as just 300km, which is all it takes to go from rainforest to desert.


The exotic Zanzibar archipelago lies 25km off the east coast of Tanzania and includes Unguja, Pemba and an arrangement of small, tropical island sanctuaries.

The northern and eastern coasts of Unguja including beautiful and timeless beaches boast many excellent resorts, which makes Zanzibar a perfect place to conclude an East African safari.

Aerial view of Zuri Beach Zanzibar
Mozambique Benguerra Island


Mozambique is a glorious home of Africa’s finest beach retreats and marine wonderlands. Relatively unknown to the international traveller, Mozambique’s tropical paradise offerings are well known to its close neighbours, the South Africans! Mozambique borders South Africa and sits along the eastern shores of Southern Africa.

Ok, we here at Safari Guru we know and accept that Mozambique is not an island! But we concentrate on the beach and the islands of Mozambique for experiences that offer a tropical idyll of the bluest blue seas and multicoloured coral reefs surrounding Mozambique’s beautiful island lodges. 

Powdery sandy beaches fringed with palm trees offer complete seclusion along this Indian Ocean coastline, and idyllic archipelagos of tropical islands dotted off the mainland. 

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