Dodge the Winter Blues with These Hot African Island Escapes

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These African islands are hidden gems perfect for a winter escape.

Despite what the media shows you, Africa is more than poverty and struggle. From stunning beaches, high end shopping, tasty culinary experiences and more, there is another side to the Continent that you simply must experience. Winter in the States is the perfect time to visit many African nations, like South Africa and Tanzania, because they are in the middle of their summer season. That means tons of events, cultural activities, beach time and of course, fun in the sun.  If Africa is on your travel list (which it should be!), check out these island escapes that will have you saying goodbye to the winter blues and hello to Mama Africa.