When people talk about African islands their minds immediately wander off to the picturesque beaches and resorts of popular destinations like the Seychelles and Zanzibar. But there’s definitely more of the continent that needs exploring. Located off the coast of Senegal, the islands of Cape Verde are probably one of the continent’s most underrated gems.
Visitors can expect to see unspoiled beaches when they arrive, in addition to majestic mountains, lush green valleys and towering volcanos that will wow and captivate you. Add that to a vibrant culture, enviable food scene, and welcoming locals, and you can see why travelers like Senegalese native Coumba (@amazingpassport) loved Cape Verde so much that she moved there.
If you’ve been looking for a reason to travel deeper and explore more of Africa’s beauty, grab a pen and a pad, and take notes from our guide because after looking at Coumba’s photos, you’ll want to book a flight ASAP.