Cheap flights to Africa from $446

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BOS — JNB
Jun 22 — Jun 291

Flights to Africa in 2024

Find the latest flights to Africa in 2024, with up-to-date prices and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,263,674 searches and data was last updated on June 17, 2024.

Popular in

December

Cheapest in

April

Average price

$1,579

Round-trip from

$758

One-way from

$446
High demand for flights, 4% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in June 2024
From New York to Johannesburg
One-way flight from New York to Africa

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Cheap flights to Africa in June & July 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Africa in June and July 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,263,674 searches and data was last updated on June 17, 2024.
Sun 7/141:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops32h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/711:35 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$706
Wed 7/1710:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Thu 9/55:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$711
Mon 7/151:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops31h 20mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/711:35 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$712
Mon 7/2210:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Thu 9/55:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$718
Wed 7/1710:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Wed 9/45:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$719
Tue 7/166:20 pmJFK - CMN
2 stops18h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sat 9/711:35 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$721
Mon 7/1510:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Fri 9/611:25 amCMN - JFK
1 stop13h 40mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$735
Wed 7/1710:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Tue 12/104:50 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop33h 15mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$738
Tue 7/96:20 pmJFK - CMN
2 stops18h 30mMultiple Airlines
Thu 9/265:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops27h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/15$739

Africa 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Africa in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,263,674 searches and data were last updated on June 17, 2024.
Fri 11/1510:00 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop31h 30mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Sun 11/2412:20 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop13h 45mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$483
Sun 8/410:05 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop13h 15mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Wed 9/45:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 05mTAP AIR PORTUGAL
Deal found 6/16$489
Tue 10/112:30 amJFK - CMN
1 stop34h 40mMultiple Airlines
Tue 10/156:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop33h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$497
Thu 9/2612:30 amJFK - CMN
1 stop29h 00mMultiple Airlines
Tue 10/86:00 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop33h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$518
Sun 9/2212:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops34h 40mMultiple Airlines
Thu 10/35:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$539
Mon 9/236:20 pmJFK - CMN
3 stops40h 50mMultiple Airlines
Thu 10/35:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$557
Sat 9/712:30 amJFK - CMN
3 stops29h 05mMultiple Airlines
Thu 9/195:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$561
Sat 9/712:30 amJFK - CMN
1 stop16h 30mMultiple Airlines
Thu 9/195:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$566
Sun 9/2212:30 amJFK - CMN
1 stop15h 10mMultiple Airlines
Thu 10/35:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops34h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$574

Flights to Africa departing soon

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Mon 7/111:55 pmJFK - CMN
3 stops35h 15mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/811:25 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$845
Mon 6/248:55 pmJFK - CMN
2 stops19h 30mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/811:25 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$855
Wed 6/191:25 pmJFK - CMN
2 stops42h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 11/157:15 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$867
Mon 6/2411:55 pmJFK - CMN
3 stops29h 40mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/811:25 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$887
Sun 6/231:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop30h 35mMultiple Airlines
Mon 7/18:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$901
Mon 7/16:20 pmJFK - CMN
2 stops16h 50mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/811:25 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$903
Tue 6/181:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops31h 25mMultiple Airlines
Fri 11/157:15 pmCMN - JFK
1 stop32h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$904
Sun 6/301:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops23h 40mMultiple Airlines
Thu 9/195:00 pmCMN - JFK
2 stops27h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$910
Mon 6/246:20 pmJFK - CMN
1 stop20h 35mMultiple Airlines
Sun 9/811:25 amCMN - JFK
3 stops39h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$927

One-way flights to Africa

Explore one-way flight options to Africa for greater flexibility in your travel plans. Find up-to-date pricing and availability for one-way flights. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,263,674 searches and data was last updated on June 17, 2024.
Wed 10/1612:00 pmJFK - LOS
1 stop20h 00mEgypt Air
Deal found 6/16$446
Wed 10/161:00 pmEWR - LOS
1 stop19h 00mEgypt Air
Deal found 6/16$448
Sun 11/101:45 pmJFK - LOS
1 stop26h 00mKenya Airways
Deal found 6/16$449
Wed 11/1312:45 pmJFK - LOS
1 stop19h 00mEgypt Air
Deal found 6/16$451
Thu 7/1812:30 amJFK - CAI
3 stops42h 20mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/17$453
Wed 7/2412:30 amJFK - CAI
2 stops38h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$454
Wed 7/176:20 pmJFK - CAI
3 stops21h 00mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 6/16$455
Fri 8/2312:00 pmJFK - LOS
1 stop20h 00mEgypt Air
Deal found 6/16$456
Tue 9/31:20 amJFK - CAI
1 stop27h 50mQatar Airways
Deal found 6/16$456

Find flights to Africa within your budget

Locate flights to Africa that fit your budget, with regularly updated fares and availability. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,263,674 searches and data was last updated on June 17, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$606 - $835

Route

Depart

Return

Price

NewarkCairo

EWR - CAI

EWRCAI

Newark

Sun 9/8

1 stop33h 15m

Cairo

Tue 9/17

1 stop33h 30m

$606

NewarkCairo

EWR - CAI

EWRCAI

Newark

Mon 9/16

1 stop19h 25m

Cairo

Mon 9/30

1 stop27h 30m

$719

NewarkCairo

EWR - CAI

EWRCAI

Newark

Wed 11/13

1 stop30h 55m

Cairo

Wed 11/27

1 stop33h 00m

$814

NewarkCairo

EWR - CAI

EWRCAI

Newark

Tue 9/10

1 stop20h 20m

Cairo

Mon 9/30

1 stop24h 40m

$819

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Mon 9/2

2 stops19h 30m

Cairo

Sat 2/1

1 stop19h 15m

$819

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Thu 9/12

1 stop36h 00m

Cairo

Tue 9/24

1 stop20h 15m

$827

NewarkCairo

EWR - CAI

EWRCAI

Newark

Wed 11/13

1 stop22h 15m

Cairo

Tue 11/26

1 stop23h 00m

$830

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Thu 7/18

1 stop25h 35m

Cairo

Wed 9/18

1 stop19h 10m

$832

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

Thu 9/12

1 stop32h 40m

Cairo

Fri 9/20

1 stop37h 35m

$835

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Best time to book a flight to Africa

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Temperature and rainfall in Africa by month

Plan your trip to Africa by taking into account the average temperature and rainfall totals by month.

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Temperature

50 - 68 °F

If weather is an important factor for your trip to Africa, use this chart to help with planning. For those seeking warmer temperatures, January is the ideal time of year to visit, when temperatures reach an average of 68.0 F. Travelers looking to avoid the cold should look outside of June, when temperatures are typically at their lowest (around 50.0 F).

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

Use this chart to determine the optimal time to book a round-trip flight to Africa. Price data was last updated on June 14, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Africa, you should look to book at least 20 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.
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Reviews of airlines servicing Africa

Get insights into the airlines that provide service to Africa. Read reviews, discover amenities, and learn about the overall travel experience offered by airlines. Use this information to make informed decisions when choosing an airline for your flight to Africa. Reviews last updated June 17, 2024.
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

7.9
Good
1,449 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

7.9
Good
47 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

7.7
Good
1,887 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

7.7
Good
4,286 reviews
8.0
Very good
10,000 reviews

Overall

8.0

Comfort

7.9

Food

7.4

Boarding

8.2

Crew

8.6

Entertainment

8.0

Reviews

1 / 10

In the boarding area at La Guardia, there are charging stations for electronics but the electric outlets do not work on many of the stations.

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.

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.
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Can I find cheaper flights to Africa if I am willing to have layovers?

    Yes, flights with layovers are often cheaper than direct flights. Keep an eye out for flight deals to Africa on Cheapflights that require 1 or 2 stops for potential cost savings.

  • What is the best airline to fly to Africa?

    Based on reviews from Cheapflights users, Vueling is rated the highest out of the airlines that fly to Africa.

  • What is the cheapest airport to fly to in Africa?

    Cairo is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Africa. One-way flights to Cairo typically cost $14, while round-trip flights cost around $27.

  • How much is a round-trip flight to Africa?

    A round-trip flight to Africa will typically cost around $138, however they can be found for as little as $12.

  • Where does the fastest flight to Africa depart from?

    For those looking to save time traveling to Africa, New York offers the quickest one-way flight (6 hours 55 minutes).

  • Does Johannesburg OR Tambo have rental cars?

    Yes. Those touching down at Johannesburg OR Tambo can take advantage of the rental car services offered upon their arrival.

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo?

    Yes. Johannesburg OR Tambo has hotels nearby for those requiring accommodations. Protea Hotel by Marriott Transit O.R. Tambo Airport is the closest property to Johannesburg OR Tambo (0.0 mi away from Johannesburg OR Tambo).

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