Date: October 17, 2015
Port Harcourt Airport - Photo courtesy of ur4ela on Instagram
One look at the interior of the worst airports in Africa was often enough to convince our voters to splurge on a nearby hotel. Top complaints generally revolved around corruption, crowds, chaos, confusion and a total lack of cleanliness – 5 C's an airport definitely does not want to be associated with. Amenities across the board are decidedly scarce if not entirely non-existent, and many airports' architecture verges on decrepit. In fact, some voters got particularly creative and colourful in their written descriptions, likening Kinshasa International airport to the Thunderdome from Mad Max – a post-apocalyptic steel jousting cage. Though likely a bit dramatic, you'll want to arrive in these terminals equipped with your own snacks, your own entertainment, lots of patience and definitely a sense of humour.
These are the Top 10 Worst Airports in Africa based on overall airport experience as determined by voters in our 2015 Airport Survey:
Amidst the chaos, there are a few promising terminals on the continent! Continue on to read about the Best Airports in Africa.
Do you agree or disagree with these results? Tell us about your airport experiences by participating in our 2016 Airport Survey!
|Best Airports - World||Worst Airports - World|
|Best Airports - for Sleeping||Worst Airports - for Sleeping|
|Best Airports - Africa||Worst Airports - Africa|
|Best Airports - Asia||Worst Airports - Asia|
|Best Airports - Caribbean & Central America||Worst Airports - Caribbean & Central America|
|Best Airports - Europe||Worst Airports - Europe|
|Best Airports - Middle East||Worst Airports - Middle East|
|Best Airports - North America||Worst Airports - North America|
|Best Airports - South America||Worst Airports - South America|
|Best Airports - South Pacific||Worst Airports - South Pacific|