Top inland Islands in Africa

Ukerewe Island

Ukerewe is the largest island in Lake Victoria and the largest inland island in Africa located in Ukerewe District Tanzania with an area of approximately 530 km² and a population of 300,000 people.

Coordinates: 2.0293° S, 33.0098° E

Activities: Fishing, Animal husbandry and Agriculture

Mumbo Island

Mumbo Island is located on the south western end of Lake Malawi and deserted Tropical Island floating on the waters of the Lake Malawi National Park. Mumbo Island is only 1km in diameter and has never been populated so it remains in a pristine, natural state.

Coordinates: 13°59’24″S 34°45’18″E

Activities: Bird watching, game viewing, expedition, snorkelling and Scuba diving.

Îles de Los

This is an island group lying off Conakry in Guinea. There are three main islands: Tamara, Kassa and Roume

Coordinates: 9.4769° N, 13.7855° W

Activities: forest walks, swimming, expedition and boat riding

Ssese Island

Ssese Island is an archipelago of 84 islands in the northwest of Lake Victoria, Uganda. The islands are on an area of 10,000 square metres to over 40 km.

Coordinates: 0.4333° S, 32.2500° E

Activities: bird watching, expedition, forest walks, boat riding, sport fishing and monkey and marine life viewing

Manda Island

Manda is an island of the Lamu Archipelago of Kenya linked by ferry to Lamu and is home to Manda Airport. The island is separated from the mainland by the narrow Mkanda channel with a population of 2000 people.

Coordinates: 2.2667° S, 40.9667° E

Activities: farming, fishing and birds viewing

Chizumulu Island

Chizumulu Island is in Lake Malawi/Lake Nyasa with a population of 4,000 people. Chizumulu can be reached by steamer from the port of Nkhata Bay on the mainland of Malawi.

Coordinates: 12.0167° S, 34.6167° E

Activities: snorkelling, Local Walks and swimming

Impalila Island

Impalila is an island at the far eastern tip of Namibia bounded on the north by the waters of the Zambezi River and on the south by the Chobe River. The Island has a population of 300 people.

Coordinates: 17.7833° S, 25.2000° E

Activities: game viewing, game cruises, birding and walking safaris.

Seal Island

Seal Island is located within 5 km off the northern beaches of False Bay, near Cape Town in South Africa. It is home to sea birds covering 800 metres long by 50 metres.

Coordinates: 34.1361° S, 18.5828° E

Activities: boat riding, bird watching, Ferry cruise





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