10. Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt
Egypt is an ideal destination for backpackers. The Red Sea offers warm water for swimming and plenty of reefs for snorkelers. The area has plenty of shade and is popular with locals and tourists alike. It is also a good place for scuba diving and features many rare tropical fish and undersea plants.
Anyone planning on backpacking through Africa should add at least one of these amazing beaches to their itinerary. A little time by the sea makes it much easier to head into the jungle or desert again. Africa boasts a great number of budget-friendly backpacking destinations. It’s easy and cheap to travel around, and the local people are so friendly that you will want to visit this continent over and over again. Have you ever backpacked in Africa? What’s your favorite destination?