7 African Resorts That Will Make Europe Swoon

It’s vacation season, and I’ve already started using my passport this. Nigeria was my first stop. Actually, I’ve been going back to Nigeria often lately. Peruse my previous posts here and here. To some, Nigeria isn’t a vacation spot at the top of their list, but it has a lot to offer if we open our minds to it. Not only Nigeria, but the massive African continent is an understated vacation haven. Instead of mapping out your next European excursive, think outside the typical vacation box and travel to a place that isn’t far from your ancestral backyard.

1. Constance Ephelia Resort in Seychelles

Constance Ephelia Hotel | Gidi & Pearls

You may not have heard of Seychelles, or even have known that it’s a part of the African Union, but Prince William fancied it. Seychelles was the honeymoon destination for the Prince and Duchess of Cambridge, and it can be yours too. I’ve been eyeing Seychelles even before it became a celebrity hotspot for its beautiful blue waters and lush green scenery right off the east coast of Africa.

Placed on the Mahé Island, the Constance Ephelia boasts of elegant beaches with private villas and sophisticated waves to match. This luxury resort will surely give you some R&R time.

2. Singita Faru Faru Lodge in Tanzania

Faru Faru Lodge | Gidi & Pearls

This resort in Tanzania is for the adventurist types. This resort’s rustic design mimics the casual elegance of the fields that surround it. Built-in large glass windows allow you to consume the picturesque scenery while reclining in your suite.

3. Sofitel Malabo Sipopo Le Golf in Equatorial Guinea

Sofitel Malabo Sipopo le Golf | Gidi & Pearls

This luxury resort in Equatorial Guinea boasts to house the first 18-hole golf course in the country. If you rather be a beach figurine, than golf, the private white sand beaches would be a welcoming treat. The architecture is, as beautiful as, the view with its contemporary wave design.

4. Epe Resort in Nigeria

Epe Resort | Gidi & Pearls

With the hustle and bustle of Lagos, Nigeria’s cosmopolitan city, a weekend retreat is not only wanted, but sometimes needed to rejuvenate.

Epe Resort, located just outside of Lagos, is a quiet retreat surrounded by lagoons and indigenous forests. With a rooftop restaurant, spa and infinity pool, this understated oasis will revive your spirits: mind, body and soul.

5. Andilana Beach Resort in Madagascar

Andilana Beach Resort | Gidi & Pearls

Andilana Beach Resort, in Madagascar, is an all-inclusive paradise. With lush greenery from its parkland, fine cuisine and abundant activities to have fun and relax. Voted the best resort in Madagascar on Trip Advisor this resort should meet up to any vacation dreamer’s expectation.

6. Azura Benguerra Island in Mozambique

Azura Benguerra | Gidi & Pearls

Azura Benguerra Island, located in Mozambique, is a beautiful island within a national park.  This eco-boutique resort was built and is operated in partnership with the local community to preserve the highlight the gorgeous views and scenery. This resort is a haven for relaxation, with private villas design with private pools.

7. Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort in Morocco

Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort | Gidi & Pearls

The Sofitel Agadir Royal Bay Resort, located in Morocco, is a vacationer’s desert dream. With beautiful palm trees lining the massive pool surrounded by white cabana’s and private villas, this retreat does not disappoint. There is even desert excursions for the adventurist at heart.


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