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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, 16% potential price rise
Cheapest inJanuaryBest time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop
Average price£539Average for round-trip flights in August 2022
Round-trip from£375From London to Africa
One-way from£8One-way flight from London to Africa

Cheap flights to Africa in August, September 2022

The best prices found for RAK flights for August, September
29 Sep - 5 Oct
£65pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted
27 Sep - 29 Sep
£67pp
LGW
London Gatwick
Multiple airlines
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
30 Aug - 28 Sep
£69pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
STN
London Stansted

Africa 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Africa found for this year
13 Nov - 20 Nov
£49pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
12 Nov - 19 Nov
£51pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick
4 Nov - 6 Nov
£54pp
LGW
London Gatwick
British Airways
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
British Airways
Direct
LGW
London Gatwick

Last minute flights to Africa

Late deals on return flights to Africa, departing today and this week
19 Aug - 23 Aug
£201pp
STN
London Stansted
Multiple airlines
Direct
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
Ryanair
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
20 Aug - 4 Sep
£203pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
 
1 STOP
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
Ryanair
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted
17 Aug - 23 Aug
£215pp
STN
London Stansted
Ryanair
   
2 STOPS
RAK
Marrakech Menara
RAK
Marrakech Menara
Ryanair
   
2 STOPS
STN
London Stansted

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
£472
February
£477
March
£487
April
£514
May
£482
June
£546
July
£802
August
£601
September
£558
October
£521
November
£501
December
£576
January is currently the cheapest month to fly to Africa. At this moment in time July is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Africa?

Average Johannesburg flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month.
LON - ZA1
Price
£473 - £933
ZA1
Temperature
18 - 26 °C
ZA1
Rainfall
4 - 151 mm

Peak Season:

The weather in Africa varies from city to city but generally the peak seasons run from July to October so expect higher prices on flights to Africa then. December and January can also have hordes of tourists but flights to Africa become a lot more expensive, as does accommodation. That said, December to March can be uncomfortably hot so if you’re someone who doesn’t deal with the heat too well, visit in October for a bit of cooler weather and cheap flights to Africa.

Off Season:

Certain countries such as Tanzania have a very heavy tropical rain season that can run anywhere from January to March, sometimes even until June. While this might not be ideal, you’ll find cheap flights to Africa and less crowds across the cities, making it a great time of year to secure your flight tickets if you don’t mind very wet weather. September to January can also be extremely windy in certain counties in Africa too, although the heat is still intense so temperatures can become uncomfortable. You’ll find deals on your flight tickets scattered across these months, with November being a good month to find cheap flights to Africa.

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

Flights to Africa vary in price depending on when you want to visit and what country you are flying to. Booking your flights to Africa as early in advance as possible only serves to save you money, so don’t hesitate hoping for a last minute deal as these are becoming rarer and rarer. Cheap flights to Africa can be found during the rainy season, and late on in the year, again you’ll have to make sure to book at least a month in advance, especially if your flights to Africa take you to a popular destination such as Cairo or Cape Town. It’s worth finding out if there are any particular events, festivals or national holidays taking place when you want to visit and these can skyrocket the price of flights to Africa.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Africa?

Tuesday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Africa. Flying on Friday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Africa?

At the moment, flights in the afternoon are likely to offer the best value for money for your Africa trip. A flight in the evening will more often than not be of higher cost.

Where are the most popular flight destinations in Africa?

The most popular flight destination in Africa, according to our users, is South Africa, followed by Nigeria, Egypt, Morocco and Ghana.

Which airlines operate flights to Africa?

There is a huge variety of airlines that operate flights to Africa, all depending on where you are flying too. The main ones are South African Airlines, British Airways, KLM, Air Arabic Maroc and Iberia. The prices of flights to Africa are vary drastically from one place to another, so make sure to compare each airline to another and look out for additional costs for checked in baggage, in-flight meals etc. If you want a truly cheap flight to Africa, Marrakech offers the greatest savings, however Cape Town has one of the greatest beaches in the world so choose carefully and secure your flight tickets early!

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

O.R Tambo International Airport:

The airport is 21km from the city centre, making transport quite quick and easy to arrange. The Gautrain operates a fast rail service to Sandton where you can change for Johannesburg. The journey takes around 25 minutes in total and is the easiest way to get to the centre. You could also rent a car or jump in a taxi – make sure to agree on a price before getting into a taxi as you could end up being ripped off at the end of your trip! Finally most hotels offer a transfer service to and from the airport.

Cairo International Airport:

The easiest way to get to the centre from the airport is to jump onto the newly established shuttle service operating straight from the airport. It has several stops including downtown Cairo, and gives you a great option to choose. Tourists are normally hassled my taxi drivers as soon as they leave the airport. While this is a convenient choice, make sure to either avoid the black and white cabs as they have no metre, or agree on a price before you get in. Taxi drivers here are notorious for ripping off tourists so keep your wits about you.

Cape Town International Airport

The airport is located 20km away from the centre of Cape Town. You can take a metered taxi to the city centre for around R300 and R400 but these prices can vary. Some taxi’s will charge by the kilometre or some will have flat rates. Either way you should agree a fee before getting into the taxi. The most cost-effective way to travel to or from the airport is the MyCiti bus, it runs every 20 minutes and the service operates from around 05:00 until 22:00. Every passenger will have to purchase a myconnect pass which is R35, except passengers under 4 who can travel for free.

What is the best way to travel around Africa?

Have you got your bags ready for your flights to Africa and are wondering how to travel once you get there? How you choose to travel inside Africa will depend on your destination country. For internal trips in Egypt or South Africa, flying is one of the most convenient ways to get around cheaply and quickly. From Cairo, you’ll be in Alexandria in only 45min, and the air connection between Cape Town and Johannesburg takes only 2h. To travel around the main cities in South Africa and visit the natural reserves, hiring a car is best if you want efficiency and autonomy. In Morocco, the railway service is quite developed and well-connected, getting you to Casablanca from Marrakech in roughly 3h. Find cheap flights to Africa with just a few clicks and get on with planning your itinerary.

What is there to do in Africa?

After saving on Africa flight deals, now it’s time to make the best of your journey. Visit the main landmarks, such as the Gold Reef City Theme Park in Johannesburg, the Koutoubia mosque in Marrakesh, the Pyramids of Giza in Cairo and the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Cape Town.

Popular cities in Africa

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