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Cheap flights to Africa and the Middle East

Cheap flights to Africa and the Middle East - Virgin Atlantic

Prepare for your African adventure

Dreaming of safari sunrises, days on the plains and sultry nights? Take a cheap flight to Africa or a flight to the Middle East and turn up the heat.

Our cheap flights to Africa bring you within reach of epic mountain ranges, breathtaking coastline and some of the best places to view the big 5 in their own back yard.

If you're in the mood for somewhere a bit more luxurious, our flights to the Middle Eastern city of Dubai will have you partying on Jumeirah's stylish rooftops in no time.

With a Virgin Atlantic flight to Africa, you’ll get all the little extras you’d expect from us.

Our Economy cabin offers award winning in-flight entertainment, meals, refreshments and friendly service throughout, so you'll arrive revived and ready to explore.

Want to stretch out? We offer larger, wider seats in our separate Premium Economy cabin. Or experience the ultimate in luxury with our award winning Upper Class Suite. Either way, our flights to Africa from London will get you there in style.

South Africa

Drive along Garden Route from Cape Town and take in the unique vegetation and coastline that give this little stretch of paradise its name. Must-sees along the way include the Tsitsikama Forest and Storms River, the Addo Elephant park, and the white sandy beaches of Port Elizabeth.

- Flights to Cape Town


It's not all about sightseeing and adventure sports though. Take a flight to South Africa with Virgin Atlantic and experience township arts and crafts and cultural and historical museums, all within easy reach from Cape Town and Jo'burg.

- Flights to Johannesburg



Our flights to the Middle Eastern city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates bring you to the epicentre of modern architecture and the luxury hotel playground of the super rich. But some of the best things in life can be free - or nearer to it for us mere mortals. Wander around Old Dubai on the lively waterfront, grab a bargain in the gold souq or breath in the exotic aromas at the perfume and spice souq.



Our daily flights to Lagos bring you straight to the heart of this exuberant country. It's a daunting destination for first-timers to Africa, this is Africa in the raw but you'll find in the main it is as welcoming to visitors as anywhere on the continent.

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