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Price point levels scaled for a 7-day visit for a couple and anchored on research and personal experiences.

$ - up to $1500
$$ - $1500 - $3000
$$$ - $3000 -$5000
$$$$ - $5000+
Price Point
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Language(s)

While Arabic is the most spoken language in Africa, there's plenty more – other popular languages include Amharic, Berber, Portuguese, Oromo, Igbo, Yoruba, Zulu and Shona.

Currency

South African Rand (ZAR)

Reported for the US traveler with foreign countries rankings based on the US State Department's travel advisories.
Safety
Exercise Normal Precautions

Reported for three representative cities within the destination via Weather Spark.

Climate (°F)
Summer Avg. (°F) Winter Avg (°F)
North
Central
South
Outlets
Type-C
Type-D
Type-M
Type-N

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Africa tends to depend on wildlife – with May to October being popular months in the game-rich plains of East and Southern Africa. In the north, the desert winters are chilly and the summers hot – spring and autumn are much more pleasant. June to early September coincide with the Wildebeest Migration, and gorillas can be seen in Uganda and Rwanda all year round.

  • Autumn/Fall: March – May
  • Winter: June – August
  • Spring: September – November
  • Summer: December – February

Fun Facts

  • Africa is the second largest continent on Earth
  • Between 1500-2000 languages are spoken in Africa
  • Africa is the source of the world’s longest river
  • Africa is home to the world’s oldest university
  • The world’s largest hottest desert is in Africa

Bucket-List Activities

  • Feel the spray from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe/Zambia)
  • See the Great Pyramids (Egypt)
  • Hike the Otter Trail on the Garden Route (South Africa)
  • See the mighty Kalandula Falls (Angola)
  • Climb Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)

Natural Wonders

  • Nile River (Eastern Africa)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
  • Sahara Desert (Africa)
  • Serengeti Migration (Tanzania)
  • Ngorongoro Crater (Tanzania)
  • Okavango Delta (Botswana)
  • Red Sea Reef (off the coasts of Egypt)

Major Attractions

  • Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe/Zambia)
  • Omo River Region (Ethiopia)
  • Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania)
  • The Maasai Mara National Reserve (Kenya)

Native Foods

  • Jollof rice (rice dish) – West Africa
  • Koki (bean cake) – Cameroon
  • Couscous Royale (couscous with grilled meats) – Tunisia, North Africa
  • Chicken Muamba (chicken stew) – Angola, Southern Africa
  • Chicken Kebabs – Egypt
  • Egusi Soup (Melon Seed Stew) with Fufu (dough-like food) – Nigeria
  • Pap en Vleis/Shisa Nyama (maize porridge and meat) – South Africa

Enplanements scaled by the number of commercial passenger boardings that occurred at the airport in calendar year per Wikipedia

🛩 - Limited commercial air service

✈ - 25,000  - 100,000

✈✈ - 100,000 - 500,000

✈✈✈ - 500,000 - 1,000,000

✈✈✈✈ - 1,000,000+

Major Cities / Airports

  • Johannesburg O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
  • Lagos Airport (LOS)
  • Cape Town Airport (CPT)
  • Cairo Airport (CAI)
  • Casablanca Mohammed V Airport (CMN)
  • Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)
  • Algiers Airport (ALG)
  • Accra Airport (ACC)
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