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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

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Germany's romantic back road to Vienna.

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Traveller letters: Skytrax's fifth best airline a turkey

Customer service must not be one of Skytrax's judging criteria when it comes to judging the world's best airlines.

Jetstar tells girl she is 'too young to fly alone'

12:31pm | A 12-year-old girl's "first big flight" was cut short when boarding crew told her she was too young to fly alone.

Drunk woman attacks cabin crew with false leg

9:47am | Pilots were forced to divert a flight after a one-leg drunk woman attacked cabin crew.

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