Cheap flights to Africa from $400

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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 2,637,452 searches and data was last updated on mayo 16, 2024.

Popular in

July

Cheapest in

April

Average price

$1,358

Round-trip from

$840

One-way from

$400
High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise
Best time to find cheap flights, 2% potential price drop
Average for round-trip flights in May 2024
From New York to Johannesburg
One-way flight from New York to Africa

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Cheap flights to Africa in May & June 2024

Discover affordable flights and deals to Africa in May and June 2024. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 2,637,452 searches and data was last updated on mayo 16, 2024.
jue. 5/1612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop15h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 5/317:35 amCAI - JFK
2 stops21h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$753
vie. 5/1712:30 amJFK - CAI
2 stops27h 55mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/38:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$754
jue. 5/1612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop15h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 5/312:55 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$757
sáb. 5/1812:30 amJFK - CAI
3 stops43h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/44:35 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$758
jue. 6/61:25 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop25h 05mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/114:35 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$760
dom. 5/199:40 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop20h 50mRoyal Jordanian
mar. 6/48:30 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop27h 35mRoyal Jordanian
Deal found 5/14$761
mié. 5/159:40 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop14h 45mRoyal Jordanian
mié. 5/299:10 amCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 55mRoyal Jordanian
Deal found 5/15$762
jue. 5/1612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop15h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 5/317:35 amCAI - JFK
2 stops21h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$763
dom. 5/1911:00 amJFK - CAI
1 stop17h 25mSAUDIA
sáb. 6/111:05 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop16h 55mSAUDIA
Deal found 5/14$764

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 2,637,452 searches and data were last updated on mayo 16, 2024.
jue. 5/1612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop15h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 5/317:35 amCAI - JFK
2 stops21h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$753
vie. 5/1712:30 amJFK - CAI
2 stops27h 55mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/38:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$754
jue. 5/1612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop15h 00mMultiple Airlines
vie. 5/312:55 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$757
sáb. 5/1812:30 amJFK - CAI
3 stops43h 20mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/44:35 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$758
jue. 6/61:25 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop25h 05mMultiple Airlines
mar. 6/114:35 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop25h 35mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/16$760
dom. 5/199:40 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop20h 50mRoyal Jordanian
mar. 6/48:30 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop27h 35mRoyal Jordanian
Deal found 5/14$761
mié. 5/159:40 pmJFK - CAI
1 stop14h 45mRoyal Jordanian
mié. 5/299:10 amCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 55mRoyal Jordanian
Deal found 5/15$762
dom. 7/2811:50 amJFK - CAI
1 stop13h 40mRoyal Air Maroc
mié. 10/307:35 amCAI - JFK
1 stop18h 40mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/15$763
dom. 5/1911:00 amJFK - CAI
1 stop17h 25mSAUDIA
sáb. 6/111:05 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop16h 55mSAUDIA
Deal found 5/14$764

Flights to Africa departing soon

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mar. 5/2111:00 amJFK - CAI
1 stop20h 45mSAUDIA
mié. 5/298:50 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop19h 10mSAUDIA
Deal found 5/15$784
sáb. 5/2512:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop18h 45mMultiple Airlines
jue. 5/304:00 amCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$787
dom. 5/2612:30 amJFK - CAI
2 stops40h 45mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/38:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$791
jue. 5/2311:00 amJFK - CAI
1 stop25h 35mSAUDIA
sáb. 5/253:45 amCAI - JFK
1 stop36h 15mSAUDIA
Deal found 5/14$794
mar. 5/2111:00 amJFK - CAI
1 stop20h 45mSAUDIA
jue. 5/3011:05 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop16h 55mSAUDIA
Deal found 5/15$805
dom. 5/2612:30 amJFK - CAI
1 stop18h 45mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/38:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$809
mié. 5/2212:00 pmJFK - CAI
Nonstop10h 20mMultiple Airlines
lun. 6/38:15 pmCAI - JFK
1 stop21h 40mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$813
mié. 5/2212:00 pmJFK - CAI
Nonstop10h 20mMultiple Airlines
jue. 5/304:00 amCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$815
mar. 5/2112:00 pmJFK - CAI
Nonstop10h 20mMultiple Airlines
jue. 5/304:00 amCAI - JFK
1 stop14h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$818

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 2,637,452 searches and data was last updated on mayo 16, 2024.
lun. 8/128:25 pmEWR - CMN
3 stops33h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$400
sáb. 11/911:00 pmEWR - CAI
2 stops16h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$409
mié. 11/611:00 pmEWR - CAI
3 stops19h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$412
lun. 8/1211:00 pmEWR - CMN
1 stop13h 15mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$420
lun. 7/2911:55 pmJFK - CAI
3 stops42h 55mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$424
vie. 11/811:00 pmEWR - CAI
3 stops20h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$425
dom. 8/1112:30 amJFK - CAI
2 stops43h 10mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/14$425
dom. 6/161:30 amJFK - CMN
2 stops31h 25mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$426
lun. 8/1212:30 amJFK - CAI
3 stops38h 50mMultiple Airlines
Deal found 5/15$426

Direct flights to Africa

dom. 8/1111:50 amJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
dom. 11/104:05 pmCMN - JFK
Nonstop8h 10mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/16$894
mié. 8/78:45 pmJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
lun. 2/104:05 pmCMN - JFK
Nonstop8h 10mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/14$924
mié. 9/181:00 pmEWR - CAI
Nonstop10h 15mEgypt Air
mar. 11/193:40 amCAI - EWR
Nonstop12h 20mEgypt Air
Deal found 5/15$984
sáb. 8/1011:50 amJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
mar. 9/107:00 amCMN - JFK
Nonstop7h 50mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/14$985
mar. 8/611:50 amJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
mar. 9/107:00 amCMN - JFK
Nonstop7h 50mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/16$986
lun. 8/128:45 pmJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
jue. 9/123:55 pmCMN - JFK
Nonstop7h 50mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/15$987
sáb. 10/261:00 pmEWR - CAI
Nonstop10h 15mEgypt Air
lun. 10/284:40 amCAI - EWR
Nonstop12h 20mEgypt Air
Deal found 5/15$987
sáb. 8/1011:50 amJFK - CMN
Nonstop7h 05mRoyal Air Maroc
dom. 9/87:00 amCMN - JFK
Nonstop7h 50mRoyal Air Maroc
Deal found 5/14$995
lun. 9/301:00 pmEWR - CAI
Nonstop10h 15mEgypt Air
mié. 10/165:25 amCAI - EWR
Nonstop11h 35mEgypt Air
Deal found 5/16$996

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 2,637,452 searches and data was last updated on mayo 16, 2024.

Fly from

Any airport

Budget

$758 - $859

Route

Depart

Return

Price

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mar. 7/23

1 stop28h 45m

Cairo

mar. 9/24

1 stop30h 25m

$758

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

jue. 6/6

1 stop25h 05m

Cairo

mar. 6/11

1 stop25h 35m

$760

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

dom. 5/19

1 stop20h 50m

Cairo

mar. 6/4

1 stop27h 35m

$761

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

dom. 5/19

1 stop17h 25m

Cairo

sáb. 6/1

1 stop16h 55m

$764

New York John F Kennedy IntlCairo

JFK - CAI

JFKCAI

New York John F Kennedy Intl

lun. 8/5

1 stop24h 25m

Cairo

lun. 12/16

1 stop27h 00m

$773

New York John F Kennedy IntlNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

JFK - NBO

JFKNBO

New York John F Kennedy Intl

mié. 9/18

1 stop29h 30m

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

mar. 9/24

1 stop21h 00m

$806

New York John F Kennedy IntlNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

JFK - NBO

JFKNBO

New York John F Kennedy Intl

lun. 9/16

2 stops32h 10m

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

mar. 9/24

2 stops33h 00m

$823

New York John F Kennedy IntlNairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

JFK - NBO

JFKNBO

New York John F Kennedy Intl

dom. 9/29

1 stop31h 40m

Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Intl

vie. 10/11

1 stop22h 05m

$847

New York John F Kennedy IntlCasablanca Mohamed V

JFK - CMN

JFKCMN

New York John F Kennedy Intl

dom. 6/2

1 stop13h 15m

Casablanca Mohamed V

mié. 6/12

1 stop13h 40m

$859

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Average price of flights to Africa by month

Plan your trip to Africa by taking into account the cheapest months to travel. The average price of a one-way flight to Africa is currently $419 while a round-trip flight costs $795. Price data was last updated on May 12, 2024.

Currently, January is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Africa (average of $1,192). Flying to Africa in July will prove the most costly (average of $1,781). There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

January

$1,192

February

$1,221

March

$1,283

April

$1,280

May

$1,401

June

$1,572

July

$1,781

August

$1,491

September

$1,341

October

$1,269

November

$1,289

December

$1,388

Temperature and rainfall in Africa by month

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

JNB

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 May 10, 2024.
To ensure you get the cheapest price possible for a flight to Africa, you should look to book at least 58 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 mayo 16, 2024.
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

8.0
Very good
10,673 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.9
Good
47 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.8
Good
1,994 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

7.7
Good
4,387 reviews
8.1
Very good
3,955 reviews

Food

7.9

Crew

8.3

Overall

8.1

Comfort

8.1

Boarding

8.2

Entertainment

8.3

Reviews

1 / 10

Food could have been better they served beef on the flight to India so they did not have enough option of the veg option for customers and half the flight did not get a meal

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?

    Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport is currently the cheapest airport to fly to in Africa. One-way flights to Algiers Houari Boumediene Airport typically cost $13, while round-trip flights cost around $22.

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

    A round-trip flight to Africa will typically cost around $1,139, however they can be found for as little as $46.

  • 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 Airport have rental cars?

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

  • Are there hotels close to Johannesburg OR Tambo Airport?

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

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