September 5

Things To Consider When Booking Your Flights to Africa


By Savannah St Claire on September 5, 2023

Africa beckons with its magnificent landscapes, diverse wildlife, and unique cultures. If you're thinking of embarking on an unforgettable journey, you're in the right place. Being the seasoned Travel Experts we are, we're here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring your journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Here's everything you need to know when booking your flight to Africa.

We will make sure your luxury African safari is the most memorable expeirence of your lifetime

We will make sure your luxury African safari is the most memorable expierence of your lifetime, Image Credit: Little Governors' Camp

Who Handles Your Bookings?

Some travellers prefer booking their international flights themselves while relying on us to book the domestic ones. Although it may seem less expensive, this method can come at a cost. For example, if there's a delay or schedule change, airlines might not adjust your connecting flights to accommodate this.

So, instead, let our team of Travel Experts handle all your flights, ensuring all segments are in sync and you can enjoy a worry-free journey. 

Leave the admin to us so that you can focuc on simply enjoying yourself

Leave the admin to us so that you can focus on simply enjoying yourself, Image Credit: Sable Alley

Passport Essentials

It may sound elementary, but before you start dreaming of African sunsets, check your passport! We may not require it for booking, but airlines and immigration will. Ensure it's valid for at least six months post your travel date. Moreover, keep at least two blank pages for stamps per country to ensure hassle-free flying to Africa.

There's nothing quite like an African sunset

There's nothing quite like an African sunset, Image Credit: Tongabezi Lodge

Timing is Everything

The age-old saying, "the early bird catches the worm", holds true when booking flights to Africa. Flight availability fluctuates based on the season, and peak times often show reduced seat availability. 

So, whether you're dreaming of witnessing the Great Wildebeest Migration or taking off on a scenic hot-air balloon tour, plan and book well in advance. 

Africa is home to the Great Migration among many other incredible experiences

Africa is home to the Great Migration, among many other incredible experiences

Changing Airline Features

Our Travel Experts have noted that some airlines are phasing out first-class, reserving it for specific routes. Instead, they're introducing "economy plus," which is an excellent option if you want comfort without the business-class price tag. After all, wouldn't you rather splurge on the actual safari than the journey to get there?

Your luxury African safari will be the most priceless experience of your lifetime

Your luxury African safari will be the most priceless experience of your lifetime

Travelling With Children

Journeying with little ones can be both exciting and a tad daunting. In the airline world, a child ranges from age 2-11, while infants are 0-2 years.

Remember that it's crucial to book a seat for a child, whereas you can opt for a lap seat for infants. While some destinations may not mandate an unabridged birth certificate for children, we always recommend you have one handy to fly to Africa without a hitch.

Let us make your family safari a stress-free experience

Let us make your family safari a stress-free experience, Image Credit: Chongwe Camp

Let Us Worry About Your Flights to Africa

When you’re ready to explore Africa, ensure your flights amplify the experience, not hamper it. Don’t just fly to Africa, immerse yourself in its rhythm from the moment you board. Rhino Africa, with its unmatched experience and expertise, is your trusted partner in this journey. 

Ready to embark on your African dream? Contact our Rhino Africa Travel Experts today.

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About the author 

Savannah St Claire

Born in the picturesque City of Cape Town, Savannah is no stranger to the beauty and adventure Africa has to offer. With a bachelor's degree in Digital Marketing under her belt and a passion for travelling in her heart, she is taking to her new path in life like a moth to a flame. When not chasing sunsets, you'll find her enjoying the finer things in life and South African wines are no exception!

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