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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

Deep love: How to join the 'Mile-Low Club'

Lovers Deep Submarine

JOHN O'CEALLAIGH 5:23pm | Sail the seas with your own private luxury submarine for just $318,000 per couple per night.

Virgin Australia axes Melbourne to Los Angeles services, announces daily flights to Brisbane

JAMIE FREED 1:15pm | Virgin Australia will increase flights from Brisbane to Los Angeles to a daily service and abandon its Melbourne-Los Angeles flights as rival United Airlines enters the latter route in October.

MH17, Elmo and Sophie Monk: What Qantas travellers are interested in

JAMIE FREED 12:28pm | Passengers can now watch news content on large screen at Qantas domestic business lounges and Qantas Club lounges in all capital cities.

Boeing introduces 'space bins' to increase cabin luggage space

11:08am | Boeing is introducing larger overhead lockers in its plane cabins to accommodate more hand luggage.

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