7 Most Beautiful Destinations to Head to on Your East African Islands Trip

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East Africa is an exciting vacation destination for your next international trip. East Africa will offer you a range of activities, attractions, and exotic destinations, steeped in mystical beauty that will take your breath away. East Africa also has numerous islands that are a spectacle to behold. These islands offer you everything you can want for a vacation, ranging from relaxing on pristine beaches to indulging in exotic wildlife exploration. Here are 7 of the most beautiful destinations to head to on your East African islands trip.


Zanzibar is a well-known and one of the most beautiful islands in the world. The island is host to some of the most cultural monuments of the region’s rich and decorated history. The crystal clear waters, white sandy beaches, and the nightlife will draw you in such a way that you may never want to leave. Zanzibar is a must-visit if you plan to travel to this region. Get lost in the musical nightlife or take a peaceful walk through Stone Town; Zanzibar will leave you mesmerized.

Changuu Island

Changuu Island is a private island that used to be called Prison Island. The island’s past has given rise to its popularity. Once a government-owned prison turned quarantine center, Changuu Island has become a popular tourist destination. Although it is pricier to visit than the other islands (because it is a private island), it offers the peace and calm of getting away from the crowded tourist destinations. It is also known for the Aldabra Giant Tortoise Sanctuary.

Mnemba Island

Mnemba Island is another popular, expensive, and stunning island in East Africa. The island is serenely beautiful and has a unique and inviting atmosphere that will keep you wondering why you have never heard of this place before. Mnemba Island is also well-known for its breathtaking diving spots and beautiful underwater life.

Pemba Island

Although this is not a private island, it is still not as crowded islands in East Africa. Pemba Island, like Zanzibar, is a destination with fun and exciting nightlife. Pemba Island is also breathtakingly beautiful, with most of the island covered by the Ngezi forest. Apart from this, Pemba Island is also the home of the Pemba Flying Fox, a rare and exotic species of bats that can only be found on the island.


Mombasa Island

Mombasa Island in Kenya is famous for its beautiful beaches and pristine waters and its rich history. Omani traders found the island during the 16th century. The island has undergone various transitions and rulers. You will also find Portuguese, Arab, and British influences on the island. The island has many unique destinations that you will enjoy experiencing.

Misali Island

Misali is a magical island with clear waters, sandy beaches, and one of the most beautiful coral reefs in the region. If scuba diving is your thing, Misali Island is a must-visit destination.

Lamu Island

Lamu Island is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is home to a protected Swahili settlement. Apart from Swahili influence, the island is a fusion of multiple cultures, including Persians, Asians, Europeans, Indians, and of course, Kenyans.


East Africa is a beautiful destination with many islands that will stun you at their sheer picturesque beauty. You can also start your vacation with a safari and then relax on one of the many beaches. You can read the article 5 Useful Hacks to Help Deal with the Heat on Safari in Kenya to learn more about the region.

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