Find the cheapest flight to Africa

Africa is the planet’s second-largest continent and there are 53 countries on it – which means you’ve got plenty of options for where you’d like to fly! With a few notable exceptions, if you’re coming from North America you’re going to have a layover in Europe. You can keep the costs of your plane tickets low by flying during the off-peak season (this is especially true if you’re stopping in Europe, where air travel prices can vary widely from season to season) and “staying within the family.” For instance, if your final destination in Africa is a former French colony, make your European layover be Paris. It might sound silly, but it could save you quite a bit of money.

The busiest international airports in Africa are OR Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg, South Africa), Cairo International Airport (Cairo, Egypt), Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (Nairobi, Kenya), Murtala Mohammed International Airport (Lagos, Nigeria) and Dakar-Yoff-Léopold Sédar Senghor International Airport (Dakar, Senegal) – but if you’re not planning to visit any of those countries you’ll be able to get a flight to a major city in any African country from the major international hubs in Europe. If you find an outstanding deal on a ticket to Europe, you can book your air travel to Africa separately as a second round-trip ticket from Europe to Africa and back.

Be sure to check on these airfare deals to Africa, and then read about what to do and where to stay once you get there.

More Information on Africa

Africa is an enormous continent and is home to many diverse regions, cultures and species. The northern countries are close enough to Europe that many of them have ruins from the once extensive Roman empire. Some parts of West Africa have a tropical climate, while the vast Sahara Desert cuts a giant swath across several countries. While many people visit Africa to get a glimpse of some of the world’s most majestic wildlife, there are more than safaris to keep you entertained.