So how do you get cheap flights to Africa? Here's some things I strongly recommend, you do.
For Discount Airfare To Africa - Take a Look at Flying Through Another Destination
What do I mean? From many European countries you have a choice about flying directly to Africa or not. For example there are nonstop flights from London to Nairobi, Kenya in East Africa. If you want to save, I recommend you take a look at tickets that route you through another country. For example, book a cheap airfare to Africa by flying from London to Dubai and then onto Nairobi. If you are flying from the USA that means you look at flying through Europe or the Middle East for example. So wherever you want to fly in Africa, be it to Egypt, Morocco, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Gambia, Nigeria, Johannesburg or Nairobi, you can swap the convenience of flying nonstop or direct for saving money by flying through another destination.
Look At ALL the Airlines that fly to your destination
Another point to know is that all airlines are not considered to be equal. What do I mean? Well if you want to fly on British Airways from London to Nairobi you will pay more than if you are willing to fly on Kenyan Airways on the same route. Another illustration is that if you are willing to fly through Ethiopia on Ethiopian Airlines then you can save a lot on many destinations in Africa. So don't automatically assume that you will get the best deal on the largest airline. There are many national carriers and smaller airlines that may save you money or sell you business class tickets for close to what a major airline will charge for full economy for flights to Africa.
Look At Departing From Cities in Countries With Historic Links To Africa
Many European countries had colonies in Africa. Even today, there are normally strong political and economic links between those African countries and the former colonial rulers. One result of this is that these are the countries that are more likely to have more flights to those former colonies. So at times, there will be a lot more seats than passengers. So concentrate on those countries when looking for bargains to African countries.