Africa is a both a bold and beautiful destination choice. Considered to be the birthplace of humankind, Mother Africa is must for keen travellers. Tribal traditions blend with modern ways across the varied social, political and cultural landscapes of the 54 sovereign nations in this mammoth continent. Africa naturally conjures up images of riding in the back of a jeep through Kruger National Park while dressed in khaki and clasping binoculars on the hunt for lions, but don't forget the mysterious allure of Egypt, the snake charmers in Marrakech, the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, the epic Victoria Falls or the incredible archipelagos of the Mozambique coast. Book your cheap flights to Africa with Student Flights and you'll have pocket money to spare to safari from Algeria all the way down to South Africa. And if you're under 26, a full-time student or a teacher, you'll be able to take advantage of our exclusive Black Market Flights deals for even cheaper airfares to Africa!
South Africa's Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg is the busiest airport on the continent, followed by Egypt's Cairo International, Nigeria's Murtala Muhammed International, South Africa's Cape Town International and then Morocco's Mohammed V International airports. If you're heading to Africa from Australia, the most convenient flights will get you to Johannesburg or Cairo. The main airlines that fly from Australia to Africa are Singapore Airlines, Qatar Airways, South African Airways and Air Mauritius. These large entry points for Africa are serviced by modern public transport options to get you from the tarmac to the CBD or your accommodation. For more information about the airlines that service Africa, see our international airline guide.
Possibly Africa's most popular destination, South Africa's Cape Town has a colourful mix of city, beach, mountains and nature all within reach and a thriving, reasonably priced dining scene. From Cairo you can access Egypt's pyramids and Luxor has incredible archaeological sites and history too. Marrakech in Morocco is undoubtedly a city that will enliven the senses with its exotic bazaars, while Algiers in Algeria also has a French heritage for a city that has the charm of Paris without the bad weather. But, Africa still has the call of the wild and Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro is just waiting to be climbed, and Namibia's Fish River Canyon is the second largest in the world after the Grand Canyon. The Wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara and Serengeti National Park is a spectacular once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Africa might feel a bit like the great unknown, so taking a tour is an great hassle-free way to see the sights. Take a desert adventure through Morocco exploring kasbahs and dancing at campfires in the Sahara. Feel the call of the wild on a tour through South Africa's Kruger National Park and Zimbabwe's Matobo National Park spotting the Big Five game animals, stopping off along the way at local villages to witness traditional dances of the local tribes. From the mountains to the canyons and from the sea to the Sahara, our Africa cheap tours and holidays offer even more options.
For more things to see and do here, check out our Africa guide. And if you're after recommendations and packages for your Africa holiday, chat to our knowledgeable Student Flights consultants or fill out the enquiry form.