51 Important International Airports in Africa for Tourism

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Africa is composed of 54 countries Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Algeria, Sudan, Morocco, Uganda, Mozambique, Ghana, Angola, Somalia, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Cameroon, Burkina Faso, Niger, Malawi, Zambia, Mali, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Chad, Tunisia, Guinea, Rwanda, Benin, Burundi, South Sudan, Eritrea, Sierra Leone, Togo, Libya, Central African Republic, Mauritania, Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho, Gambia, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Mauritius, Equatorial Guinea, Eswatini, Djibouti, Comoros, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe and Seychelles. We are citing at least 51 important international airports in South Asia for you so you can have more idea on how these airports look like and what are the tourist spots you can visit near these airports once the COVID lockdown is lifted. Unfortunately, wikipedia only gives you the list of airports. It does not show you recent pictures about the airport nor advice places you can visit after landing in that airport. We merged sources we got from wikipedia, instagram and tripadvisor making this blog unique. This will be a digital tour and I hope you enjoy the content we worked on for two days. We cannot travel physically right now due to the COVID pandemic but we can definitely travel digitally!

1.) Asmara International Airport

Located in Asmara, Eritrea. Places to visit are Fiat Tagliero, Cathedral Our Lady of the Rosary, Medebar Market, Enda Mariam Orthodox Cathedral, Khulafa al-Rashidun Mosque, National Museum of Eritrea.

2.) Cardinal Bernadin Gantin de Cotonou International Airport

Located in Cotonou, Benin. Places to visit are Dantokpa Market, Saint Michel Church, Cotonou Cathedral, Ancien Pont, Grande Mosquee de Zongo, Plage De Fidjrossè, Place des Martyrs.

3.) Qouagadougou International Airport

Located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Places to visit are Ouagadougou Cathedral, National Museum of Music, Place des Cinéastes, Grande Mosquée de Ouagadougou, Kosyam Palace, Village Artisanal de Ouagadougou, Parc Bangr Weogo, Faso Parc.

4.) Roberts International Airport

Located in Harbel, Liberia. Places to visit are Sapo National Park, Cape Palmas, Cape Mesurado, The National Museum of Liberia, Mount Wuteve, Lake Piso, Kpatawee Waterfall, Bernard’s Beach, Waterside Market.

5.) Sir Seretse Khama International Airport

Located in Gaborone, Botswana. Places to visit are Mokolodi Nature Reserve, Kgale Hill, The Three Dikgosi Monument, Gaborone Dam, Botswana Craft, Christ the King Cathedral, Gaborone Hotel, Crocodile Pools River Safaris, National Museum and Art Gallery, Balaji Temple, Thapong Visual Arts Centre, National Botanical Garden, Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Central Kalahari Game Reserve, Nxai Pan National Park, Tsodilo Hills.

6.) N’Djamena International Airport

Located in N’Djamena, Chad. Places to visit are Zakouma National Park, Ennedi Plateau, Guelta d’Archei Lake, Emi Koussi, Aloba Arch, Chad National Museum, Aorounga Crater, Toussidé.

7.) Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport

Located in Ambouli, Djibouti. Places to visit are Moucha Island, Khor Ambado Beach, Mosquée Al-Hamoudi, Maskali Island, Al Sada Mosque, La Siesta plage.

8.) Hargeisa International Airport

Located in Hargeisa, Somalia. Places to visit are Laas Geel, Naasa Hablood, Saryan Museum, Mogadishu Central Mosque, Cape Guardafui, Mount Shimbiris, Golis Mountains, Lag Badana-Bushbush National Park.

9.) Bangui M’Poko International Airport

Located in Bangui, Central African Republic. Places to visit are Boali Falls, Manovo-Gounda St. Floris National Park, Bangui Cathedral, Renaissance palace, Boganda Museum.

10.) Tripoli Airport

Located in Tripoli, Libya. Places to visit are Ghadames Grand Erg Oriental Sand Dunes, Saraya Museum, Jebel Uweinat, Nafusa Mountains, Jebel Akhdar, Gaberoun, Waw an Namus, Marcus Aurelius Arch, Martyrs’ Square.

11.) Libreville International Airport

Located in Libreville, Gabon. Places to visit are Akanda National Park, Notre Dame de Lourdes, Cathédrale Sainte Marie, Mosquee Hassane II, Lopé National Park.

12.) Seychelles International Airport

Located in the island of Mahé near the capital city of Victoria, Seychelles. Places to visit are La Digue, Vallée de Mai, Praslin, Seychelles, Anse Lazio, Curieuse, Ile du Nord, Fregate, Beau Vallon Beach, Bird, Saint-Anne Marine National Park, Morne Seychelles National Park, Denis, Desroches, Sainte Anne Island, Felicite, Seychelles Natural History Museum.

13.) Conakry Gbessia International Airport

Located in Conakry, Guinea. Places to visit are Grande Mosquée de Conakry, Soumba, Port de Conakry, National Museum of Guinea, Port du Boulbinet, Cathedrale Sante Marie, Île de Kassa.

14.) Kotoka International Airport

Located in Accra, Ghana. Places to visit are Labadi Beach, Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Black Star Square, Osu Castle, Akosnachi Enterprise, Bojo Beach, Du Bois Memorial Centre for Panafrican Culture – Ghana, Jamestown Lighthouse , Centre for National Culture, Cape Coast Castle.

15.) Bole International Airport

Located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Places to visit are National Museum of Ethiopia, Mount Entoto, Merkato, St. George, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Meskel Square, Red Terror Martyrs’ Memorial Museum, Ethnological Museum, Debre Libanos, Addis Ababa Museum, Sholla Market, Entoto Maryam Church, Medhane Alem Cathedral, Zoma Museum.

16.) Houri Boumediene International Airport

Located in Dar El Beïda, Algeria. Places to visit are The shrine of the martyr, Botanical garden El-Hamma Jardin d’Essai, Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Bardo National Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Basilique Notre Dame d’Afrique, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Villa Abdullatif, Bay of Algiers.

17.) Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Located in Nairobi, Kenya. Places to visit are Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Centre, Karen Blixen Museum, Ngong Hills, The Maasai Market, and Kenya Museum Society.

18.) Khartoum International Airport

Located in Khartoum, Sudan. Places to visit are Sudan National Museum, Nubian Pyramids, Tuti Island, Nile Street, Greek Melkite Catholic church, Al-Musawwarat as-Safra, Al Kabir Grand Mosque.

19.) Cairo International Airport

Located in Cairo, Egypt. Places to visit are Giza Necropolis, The Egyptian Museum, Khan el-Khalili, Mosque of Muhammad Ali, Pyramid of Djoser, Cairo Tower, Kahert Elmouaz, The Hanging Church, The Coptic Museum, Al Azhar Park, Abdeen Palace Museum, Gezira Island, Museum of Islamic Art Cairo, Red Pyramid, Cairo Opera House, City Of The Dead, Al-Azhar Mosque, Al Moez Ldin Allah Al Fatmi, Prince Mohamed Ali Palace, Madrassa of Sultan Hassan, Mosque of Ibn Tulun, Gayer-Anderson Museum, Baron Empain Palace, Pharaonic Village, Bab El Nasr, Museum Of Modern Egyptian Art, National Military Museum Egypt, Rod Garden Faraj, Al-Gawhara Palace, Manasterly Palace, Ittihadia Palace, Sabil-Kuttab of Abdel Rahman Katkhuda, Beshtak Palace.

20.) Maputo International Airport

Located in Maputo, Mozambique. Places to visit are Casa de Ferro, Tunduru Botanical Gardens, Museu de Historia Natural, Fortress of Maputo, Praça da Independência, Museu dos CFM, Maputo Katembe Bridge, Xefina island.

21.) Amicar Cabral International Airport

Located two km west-southwest from Espargos on Sal Island, Cape Verde. Places to visit are Pico do Fogo, Buracona, Praia da Atalanta, Praia de Santa Mónica, Deserto de Viana, Praia da Chave, Monte Verde, Serra da Malagueta.

22.) Diori Hamani International Airport

Located in Niamey, Niger. Places to visit are Great Mosque of Niamey, Musée National Boubou Hama, Mosquée Cité Caisse, Sultan’s Palace.

23.) Murtala Muhammed International Airport

Located in Lagos, Nigeria. Places to visit are Lekki Conservation Centre, Victoria Island, Tarkwa Bay Beach, National Museum Lagos, Nike Art Center, Elegushi Royal Beach Lekki Lagos, Freedom Park.

24.) Kampala-Entebbe Airport

Located in Entebbe, Uganda. Places to visit Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre, Wild Frontiers Uganda Safaris, Entebbe Botanical Garden, Spennah, Banga Beach, White Sands Beach.

25.) Kinshasa International Airport

Located in Kinshasa, Congo. Places to visit are Lola ya Bonobo, National Museum of Congo, Mount Mangengenge.

26.) Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Located in Lusaka, Zambia. Places to visit are Kalimba Reptile Park, Munda Wanga Environmental Park, Lusaka National Museum, Lusaka National Park, Kabwata Cultural Village, Anglican Cathedral of the Holy Cross, Munda Wanga Botanical gardens.

27.) Bamako International Airport

Located in Bamako, Mali. Places to visit are National Museum, Mali National Park, Grande Mosquée de Bamako, Africa Tower, Monument of independence.

28.) Ivato International Airport

Located in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Places to visit are Ambohimanga, Queen’s Palace, Botanical and Zoological Garden of Tsimbazaza, Lake Anosy, Lemur Park, Andafiavaratra Palace, French Institute, Tananarive.

29.) Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport

Located in Harare, Zimbabwe. Places to visit are National Art Gallery, Mukuvisi Woodlands, National Heroes’ Acre, Queen Victoria Museum, Chapungu Sculpture Park, Balancing Rocks, Harare Gardens.

30.) Tunis- Carthage International Airport

Located in Tunis Cedex، Tunisia. Places to visit are Bardo National Museum, Port El Kantaoui, El Jem Amphitheatre, Sousse Ribat, Antonine Baths, Ichkeul Lake, Cape Bon, Zaytuna Mosque, Carthage Museum, Sousse Archaeological Museum, Ribat, Avenue Habib Bourguiba, Museum Dar Essid, Ksar Ouled Soltane, Zaouia of Sidi Sahabi.

31.) Juba International Airport

Located in Juba, South Sudan. Places to visit are Juba bridge, All Saints Cathedral and Bandingilo National Park.

32.) Blaise-Diagne International Airport

Located in Ndiass, Senegal. Places to visit are Lake Retba, Gorée, Djoudj National Bird Sanctuary, House of Slaves, African Renaissance Monument, Niokolo-Koba National Park, Saloum Delta.

33.) Lilongwe International Airport

Located in Lilongwe, Malawi. Places to visit are Liwonde National Park, Lake Malawi National Park, Majete Wildlife Reserve.

35.) Felix-Houphouet-Boigny International Airport

Located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Places to visit are Taï National Park, The Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, Comoé National Park, Musée des Civilisations de Côte d’Ivoire.

36.) Gnassinbe Eyadema International Airport

Located in Lome, Togo. Places to visit are Akodessewa Fetish Market, Monument de l’independance, Palais de Lomé, Togo National Museum, International Museum of the Gulf of Guinea, Koutammakou, the Land of the Batammariba.

37.) Aeroporto Internacional Quatro de Fevereiro

Located in Luanda, Angola. Places to visit are Fortress São Miguel, Ilha de Luanda, National Museum of Slavery, Parque Nacional do Quicama, Iron Palace, Museu da Moeda, Luanda Bay, Museum of the Armed Forces, Museu Nacional de Antropologia, Museum of Natural History, Praia Amélia.

38.) Constantine International Airport

Located in Constantine, Algeria. Places to visit are Suspended bridge Sidi M’Cid, Prince Abdel Kader Mosque, Ahmed Bey Palace, Pont Sidi Rached, Cirta Museum, Pont Bab El Kantra, Monument aux Morts Constantine, Massinissa Mausoleum.

39.) Casa Blanca International Airport

Lcoated in Casablanca, Morocco. Places to visit are Jama El f’na Market, Jardin Majorelle, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia, Hassan II Mosque, Ouzoud Falls, Saadien’s Tombs, Todra River, Hassan Tower.

40.) Julius Nyere International Airport

Located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Places to visit are Bongoyo Island, Mbudya Island, National Museum and House of Culture, Askari Monument, Nyerere Bridge, Makumbusho/ Village Museum.

41.) Banjul International Airport

Located in Banjul, Gambia. Places to visit are Kunta Kinteh Island, Abuko Nature Reserve, Kachikally Crocodile Pool, Albert Market, Bijilo National Park, Kiang West National Park, Hypolink Village, Monkey Park, Fort James Island.

42.) Kigali International Airport

Located in Kigali, Rwanda. Places to visit are Kigali Genocide Memorial, Rwanda Art Museum, Caplaki Craft Village, Belgian Peacekeepers Memorial, Ntarama Genocide Memorial.

43.) Douala International Airport

Located in Douala, Cameroon. Places to visit are Doual’art, Maritime Museum Of Douala, Villa Mandessi, Reunification Monument, Mount Cameroon.

44.) Tambo International Airport

Located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Places to visit are the Apartheid Museum, Gold Reef City, Mandela’s House, Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct, Hector Pieterson Memorial, Cradle of Humankind.

45.) Lungi International Airport

Located in Lungi, Sierra Leone. Places to visit are Banana Islands, Bunce Island, Lumley Beach Road, Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Tiwai Island, Mount Bintumani.

46.) Nouakchott-Oumtounsy International Airport

Located in  Nouakchott, Mauritania. Places to visit are Richat Structure, Banc d’Arguin National Park, Arguin, Ben Amera, Chinguetti Mosque, Adrar Plateau.

47.) Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

Located  26 nautical miles southeast of Port Louis, Mauritius. Places to visit are Île aux Cerfs, Seven Colored Earth, Mauritius Island, Black River Gorges National Park, Flic En Flac Beach, Le Morne Brabant, Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden.

48.) Bujumbura International Airport

Located in Bujumbura, Burundi. Places to visit are Kibira National Park, Rusizi, Livingston-Stanley Monument, Mount Heha, Lake Tanganyika.

49.) Malabo International Airport

Located in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Places to visit are Pico Basilé, Malabo National Park and Spanish Cultural Centre.

50.) King Mswati International Airport

Located in The Gables, Eswatini. Places to visit are Mlilwane Wildlife Sanctuary, Hlane National Park, Mkhaya Game Reserve, Ezulwini Valley, Lebombo Mountains, Malolotja National Park.

51.) Moshoesoe International Airport

Located in Maseru, Lesotho. Places to visit are Afriski Mountain Resort, aletsunyane Falls, Katse Dam, Kome Caves, and Mohale Dam.

There are a number of other international airports located in Africa which are serving minimal number of international flights/ routes. There are also a number of international airports soon to rise. We haven’t included those yet. The 51 airports on the list are a good start to start your adventure in Africa. Please let us know any suggestions that you may have for this lovely blog. Please also follow us on IG: travellingpeoplesdotcom, Facebook: Travellingpeoples, and Youtube: Nathanael Nunag. We aim to provide games monthly to our followers/ subscribers giving them a chance to win free plane tickets, tours, accommodations, and other travel products. Keep safe everyone! Next blog would be airports in Europe!

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