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Information about African airports below, countries A - K.

Prices of taxi or bus rides from the airport to the town center are not included since rates fluctuate daily. Find a local passenger on your flight and ask them the going rate before landing.

Many African countries levy a departure tax that usually has to be paid in USD. Sometimes the tax is included in the price of your ticket, but sometimes not. Make sure you have at least 40 USD in pocket before you arrive at the airport.

African Airports (A - K)

ANGOLA
Angola has one major international airport just outside the capital Luanda.
  • Name of Airport: Quatro de Fevereiro International Airport
  • Airport Code: LAD
  • Location of the Airport: 2 miles (4 km's) south of the capital Luanda. The domestic terminal is next to the International terminal.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Organize your transport through a hotel, taxis are not always available.
  • National Airline: TAAG
  • More travel information about Angola.
BOTSWANA
Botswana has one major international airport just outside the capital, Gaborone.
  • Name of Airport: Sir Seretse Khama International Airport
  • Airport Code: GBE
  • Location of the Airport: 9 miles (15 km's) north of the capital Gaborone
  • Getting to and From the Airport: You may have to wait a while for a taxi, most transport to and from the airport are courtesy mini-buses from high end hotels. Ask for a lift from one of them if there are no taxis available.
  • National Airline: Air Botswana
  • Note: Major car rental companies operate out of the airport, there's also a bank and a restaurant.
  • More travel information about Botswana.
EGYPT
Most international passengers will arrive in Cairo or Sharm el-Sheikh. Tours will often include a domestic flight to Luxor.

Cairo

  • Name of Airport: Cairo International Airport
  • Airport Code: CAI
  • Location of the Airport: 12 miles (20 km's) northeast of the city center.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are plentiful and haggling over the price is normal. Buses and mini-buses (much cheaper) depart from both terminals and end up in the center of town at Midan Tahrir, the transport hub of Cairo.
  • Official Airport Web Site: Cairo International Airport
  • National Airline: EgyptAir
  • Note: 2 main terminals handle most of the traffic in and out of Cairo. Exchanging money, car rentals, hotels and tours can be arranged from a variety of operators at the airport.
    Passenger opinions about CAI
  • More travel information about Egypt

Sharm el-Sheikh

  • Name of Airport: Sharm El Sheikh International Airport (formerly Ophira Airport)
  • Airport Code: SSH
  • Location of the Airport: 3 miles (10 km) north of Na'ama Bay
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are plentiful and haggling over the price is normal. Most people arriving here are on holiday packages and transport to and from the airport is usually included.
  • National Airline: EgyptAir
  • Note: Passenger opinions about SSH
  • More travel information about Egypt

Luxor

  • Name of Airport: Luxor Airport
  • Airport Code: LXR
  • Location of the Airport: 4 miles (7 km) from the city center.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are plentiful and haggling over the price is normal. There's conflicting information about a local bus service to and from the city center -- take a taxi instead.
  • National Airline: EgyptAir
  • Note: Car rentals, tour bookings, hotel reservations are all available at the airport.
    Passenger opinions about LXR
  • More travel information about Egypt
ETHIOPIA
Ethiopia has one major international airport outside the capital city, Addis Ababa.
  • Name of Airport: Bole International Airport
  • Airport Code: ADD
  • Location of the Airport: 5 miles (8 km) southeast of the city center (Addis Ababa).
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are available as well as a regular minibuses and coaches to and from the city center.
  • National Airline: Ethiopian Airlines
  • Note: Car rentals, hotel bookings, Bureau de change and a tourist help desk are all available at the airport.
    Passenger opinions about ADD
  • More travel information about Ethiopia
GHANA
Ghana has one major international airport outside the capital city Accra. KENYA
Kenya's main international airport is just outside the capital, Nairobi. Mombasa on the coast is a popular entry point for charter flights from Europe.

Nairobi

  • Name of Airport: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • Airport Code: NBO
  • Location of the Airport: 10 miles (16 km) south east of the capital city, Nairobi.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: A Metro shuttle bus will drop you off at hotels in the city center during the day. Taxis are plentiful day and night; you can book a public taxi at the information desk at the airport.
  • Official Airport Web Site:
  • National Airline: Kenya Airways
  • Note: Many domestic flights and flights to Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) depart from Wilson Airport.
    Passenger opinions about NBO.
  • More travel information about Kenya
Mombasa
  • Name of Airport: Moi International Airport
  • Airport Code: MBA
  • Location of the Airport: 6 miles (10 km) from the city center of Mombasa.
  • Getting to and From the Airport: Taxis are readily available and the fare is officially at a fixed rate, although you'll have to bargain to get it.
  • National Airline: Kenya Airways
  • Note: Most international flights in and out of Mombasa are charter flights.
    Passenger opinions about MBA
  • More travel information about Kenya
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