You Have to See Africa’s Most Spectacular Airports

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, Port Louis, Mauritius. Photo by Ashim D’Silva on Unsplash

A trip to each new place starts from the airport, and there’s something truly exhilarating about getting off your plane and stepping your foot into a new country. Landing at a nice airport can make this experience even better, and Africa has several pretty spectacular ones in store.

Marrakesh Menara Airport

The first place that comes to mind when someone mentions Africa and airports in the same sentence is this spectacular airport in Morocco. It’s a perfect reflection of Marrakesh’s artistic and cultural heritage, and a walk through this airport feels like a true visual feast thanks to its amazing design.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport

The main international airport of Mauritius isn’t as impressive as the one in Marrakesh, but its design comes with an interesting backstory. Its exterior is supposed to evoke the shape of Ravenala, a tropical plant that’s very common in Mauritius, known by the nickname traveler’s palm.

Sharm El Sheikh International Airport

Egypt’s third busiest airport is widely considered the country’s most beautiful. It comes nowhere near the beauty of the previous two airports because its design is more clean and modern, but it’s a pleasant place to land after a long flight.