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Beach Holidays in Africa

A fisherman watches a storm approach Zanzibar.

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The Tripologist

The Tripologist I'm a female in my late 20s about to embark on a trip to Africa. I think I'd like to relax by a beach.

Egypt

Departing the Red Sea

No show - occupancy rates have dropped below 20 per cent in Sharm el-Sheikh.

Despite the civil unrest and the ousting of the Egyptian president, Hosni Mubarak, hoteliers in Egypt's Red Sea resorts say they are open for business.

Mauritius

Mixed blessings

Women emerge onto shore. Mauritius beach

Beaches are the drawcard on this tropical, multicultural island.

Seychelles

At ease in the lack of luxury

Island time ... one of many beautiful beaches.

David Whitley discovers an authentic island experience far from the manicured lawns of five-star digs.

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Photo galleries

Best beaches in the world

Relaxing on beach, Petit Rameau.

These beautiful sandy spots offer something for all tastes.

Map of Africa

Travel News

Korean pop culture lures tourists for plastic surgery

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2:43pm | In a district made famous by the song Gangnam Style - women walk down the street with bandages over their faces and around their heads.

The decline of first class as airlines add business beds

12:50pm | World's top airlines may follow in the in footsteps of Virgin Atlantic abandoning the traditional three-class seating plan.

Legroom gadget sales jump after seat recline spat on plane

11:12am | Demand is high for a gadget that blocks seats from reclining after a scuffle between two passengers forced a jet to make an unscheduled landing.

Teens take world's scariest selfie

KYLIE MCLAUGHLIN 26 Aug | Three students have gone to sickening lengths to take the world’s scariest selfie.

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