Cheap flights to Africa

OSL — JNB
Dec 6 — Dec 131

Flights to Africa in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 21% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average price$1,026Average for round-trip flights in December 2022
Round-trip from$613From New York to Cairo
One-way from$199One-way flight from New York to Africa

Cheap flights to Africa in December, January 2022

The best prices found for CAI flights for December, January
Jan 20 - Jan 31
EWR

Newark

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

10h 05m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

EWR

Newark

1 stop

11h 25m
$416

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 11/29

Jan 20 - Jan 26
EWR

Newark

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

10h 05m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

EWR

Newark

1 stop

11h 25m
$421

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 11/29

Jan 30 - Feb 13
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

12h 00m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
$421

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 11/29

Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Africa found for this year
Dec 28 - Feb 23
EWR

Newark

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

13h 20m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

EWR

Newark

1 stop

12h 41m
$620

Air Canada

Deal found 11/30

Dec 5 - Dec 12
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

12h 00m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

33h 20m
$630

TAP AIR PORTUGAL

Deal found 11/29

Dec 6 - Dec 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

35h 45m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
$645

Turkish Airlines

Deal found 11/28

Last minute flights to Africa

Late deals on round-trip flights to Africa, departing today and this week
Dec 6 - Dec 20
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

35h 45m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

26h 20m
$645

Turkish Airlines

Deal found 11/28

Dec 6 - Dec 12
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CAI

Cairo

1 stop

30h 05m
CAI

Cairo

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

31h 45m
$695

Turkish Airlines

Deal found 11/30

Dec 8 - Dec 18
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

1 stop

10h 10m
CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

1 stop

11h 25m
$720

American Airlines

Deal found 12/1

One-way flights to Africa

The cheapest one-way flights to Africa
Jan 19
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

3 stops

35h 50m
$199

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 11/28

Feb 27
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

3 stops

40h 15m
$208

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 11/29

Jan 24
JFK

New York John F Kennedy Intl

CMN

Casablanca Mohamed V

3 stops

43h 50m
$213

Multiple Airlines

Deal found 11/29

What is the cheapest month to fly to Africa?

The cheapest ticket to Africa found for each month in 2022 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$1,000

February

$1,059

March

$1,041

April

$1,080

May

$1,088

June

$1,315

July

$1,577

August

$1,293

September

$1,229

October

$1,224

November

$1,198

December

$1,353

At the present moment the cheapest month to fly to Africa is currently January; with July being the most expensive. Prices will vary depending on multiple factors such as booking in advance, airline and departure airports and times.

When is the best time to fly to Africa?

Average Africa flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

NYC - CAI

Price

$771 - $1,290

CAI

Temperature

55.4 - 82.4 °F

When is the best time to book a flight to Africa?

To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Africa, you should look to book at least 57 days in advance of your intended travel date. The price of your flight may increase if you delay and leave booking until a week or so before departure.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Africa?

The cheapest flights to Africa are usually found when departing on a Monday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Thursday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Africa?

Africa flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight at noon. Booking a flight in the afternoon will likely mean higher prices.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Africa?

Popular flight destinations in Africa include Egypt, South Africa, Morocco, Kenya and Nigeria.

With an ancient history dating back to 3300 BC, Africa has an indefinable mystery and allure surrounding it, and each country within this large continent differs dramatically. From the North African countries – Morocco, Egypt or Tunisia through Nigeria, Sudan and Mali to South Africa the countries and their languages are varied and mix their African heritage with multicultural influences.

It’s important to plan your African trip right since it is such a vast continent with an abundance of attractions to see and must-try activities. If you’re interested in seeing wild animals then visit Kenya for the most impressive wildlife and the best organized tours. Or if history is your forte, where better to revel in the past than the ancient land of the pyramids and pharaohs? Visit Egypt for an experience of a lifetime. But if your idea of the perfect holiday is to spend lazy days on unspoilt beaches, then visit Africa’s popular island – Zanzibar in Tanzania.

Africa climate

The weather throughout the African continent is generally the same: warm year-round. But the North African countries including Egypt and Tunisia tend to be extremely hot between the months of June and September. High season is from September to April when the weather’s milder. 

Best Time to Fly to Africa

The best time for game watching is in mid-summer, specifically July when the rainy season is over.

South Africa enjoys its high season in December and January when hoards of tourists visit its cities but flights and accommodations are pricier during this period. Try to avoid visiting in from September to January when the gale winds blow wildly.

Countries closer to the Indian Ocean, Tanzania and Mauritius for example, have a heavy tropical rainy season that runs anywhere from January to March or even until June in some countries. For the best weather visit Africa anytime between June and October but try to avoid the scorching heat from December to March.

What is the best way to travel around Africa?

If you plan to travel to different countries in Africa, Africa airfare is relatively inexpensive. Check out Africa flight deals for ways to save when traveling from one country to the next. Compare flights to Africa from major cities like Cape Town to Lagos, or Nairobi to Cairo. You can find cheap flights to Africa’s major cities and save time traveling across the second-largest continent. If you travel within the same country, renting a car or taking a public bus are both good options to get from one place to another and sightsee at the same time. If you’re traveling in a large city, such as Cape Town, you can take metered taxis or minibuses.

What are some things to do in Africa?

After you book cheap flights to Africa, you can start researching all the wonderful things to do and see there. Of course, you’re probably going to want to go on a safari. There are amazing safaris all over the continent in countries like South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Tanzania. If you prefer a more relaxed vacation, you could visit the beaches of Mozambique or Seychelles. Or go canoeing in Lake Malawi, which runs between Mozambique and Tanzania. Enjoy beautiful cities like Cape Town, Cairo, or Marrakesh. Go hiking up Table Mountain in Cape Town or walk through the small brightly colored streets of Marrakesh or Casablanca.

Africa Travel Information

  • Many travelers would pick the Caribbean when searching for a beach destination, but Africa has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, for example, has some of the best diving and fishing in the area. While the island of Zanzibar in Tanzania has been dubbed “paradise” by many visitors because of its turquoise waters.
  • History buffs should head to Tunisia where they’ll find ancient Roman ruins in Carthage and Roman mosaics in the Unesco World-Heritage protected Medina. Libya is another fascinating North African country that boasts remnants of Greek and Roman civilizations. And Egypt, of course, is undeniably the mecca of archaeologists and historians.
  • Zebras running in the wild, elephants brushing up against your jeep; these are the images of safari, and Kenya offers visitors an authentic experience in game lodges and tented camps. Less popular, but virtually untouched, is Botswana – home to the spectacular Okavango Delta. Here, you’ll find a 5,850 sq. mile inland flood plain filled with waterways, forests, islands and stunning wildlife.
  • If Lawrence of Arabia ever inspired you to ride on a horse through the endless desert, then you’ll get your wish in Mali. This West African country sits on the edge of the Sahara, the world’s largest desert, where nomads and camels ride in from the legendary city of Timbuktu.
  • Safaris, beaches, nightlife and history: South Africa combines them all seamlessly. Head to Cape Town and visit the infamous Robben Island prison where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned under Apartheid. Then take the cable car up to Table Mountain and enjoy the sensational views of the city.

How long is the flight to Africa?

Flights to Africa from the US vary depending on where in Africa you are headed. For example, if you want to book flights from Los Angeles to Cape Town, you can normally expect the flight to take anywhere from 25-35h and these flights usually have one stopover. Another popular city to visit when booking flights to Africa is Cairo, Egypt. From Los Angeles, flying to Cairo can take anywhere from 19-25h, depending on the length of time of the layover. Cheap flights to Africa from Chicago to Cairo normally take about 14-30h. Again, the length of travel depends on how long the layover is at the stopover city. If you book flights to Africa from Chicago to Lagos, Nigeria, you can expect the travel time to be around 14h to over 20h. There are no direct flights, and most flights traveling this route require one stopover, which can lengthen the travel time.

What do I need to do before my flight to Africa?

Before flying to Africa, you will want to make sure you have your documentation in order, including your passport. Depending on what countries you plan to visit, you may want to research what the visa requirements are before you book flights to Africa. Once you are sure you have the right documents for travel, you may want to compare flights to Africa to make sure you get the best deal and quickest flight. Other good tips before traveling to Africa would be to let your bank and credit card companies know about your travel plans so you don’t end up with a hold on your account. You may also want to change some currency so you can get to your location from the airport without having to pay high exchange rates.

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