Flying to Every Single Country in Africa

Country #44:

Togo 🇹🇬


Flight Number: KP61

Route: Libreville (FOOL) - Lome (DXXX)

Aircraft: Asky Airlines B737-800 (Generic: Feature Request)
If you’re a close follower of this series, you can already see how Asky dominates most of the West African skies.


Togo is West African nation, bordered by Ghana to the west, Benin to the east and Burkina Faso to the north. The capital of the nation, Lome is the largest city of Togo, and is the country’s administrative, industrial center and its chief port. Togo is also one of the world’s largest producers of phosphate. The official language of the nation is French, as well as the two indigenous languages of Ewe and Kabiye. The nation is also known to be geographically diverse.

44 out of 54 countries done. 10 countries left!

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Country #45:

Niger 🇳🇪


Flight Number: KP47

Route: Lome (DXXX) - Niamey (DRRN)

Aircraft: Asky Airlines B737-800 (Generic: Feature Request)


Located and landlocked in West Africa, Niger is named after the Niger River (which you can see in the photo above!) The name of the nation is pronounced Ni-jer, not like it’s neighbouring country’s first 5 letter, Nye-jer. This is because of the fact that unlike Nigeria, Niger was a French colony, therefore the usage of the French pronunciation is more proper. Speaking of languages, the official and administrative language of the nation is French, with 8 local languages that are also classified as national languages. Niger is also known as “frying pan of the world”. Not only because the shape of the nation resembles a pan, but also because Niger is considered to be one of the hottest nations on earth. The nation is also unique for being one of the countries who are on the border between the Sahara and the Sub-Saharan region.

45 out of 54 countries done.

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Country #46:

Nigeria 🇳🇬


Flight Number: Unknown

Route: Niamey (DRRN) - Abuja (DNAA)

Aircraft: Arik Niger B737-800


I’m sure we’re all familiar with this country. Often known as “the giant of Africa”, Nigeria is located in West Africa, bordered by Benin, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. Like the country I flew on right before, the nation got its name from the Niger river. Nigeria is the most populous African country, with a population over 210 million. The nation is one of the largest film producers in the world. Nollywood movies are very popular in Africa and Africans around the world. English is the official language, but more than 500 different languages are spoken throughout this country, making the nation one of the most multi-lingual nations in the world.

46 out of 54 countries done.

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Country #47:

The Gambia 🇬🇲


Flight Number: Unknown

Route: Abuja (DNAA) - Banjul (GBYD)

Aircraft: Arik Air B737-800


This West African country may be small, but the Gambia shares a fascinating tale full of culture, history and natural beauty. The nation is named after one of Western Africa’s largest rivers, River Gambia. Banjul is the capital and the fourth largest city of the nation. English is the official language, with Mandinka and Wolof acting as the lingua francas of the country. Islam is the predominant religion, with 96% of the population identifying as Muslims. The Gambia is also a popular tourist destination because of their beautiful coastline and beaches. In 1964, the prime minister at that time said that one of the reasons they like to have “The” in their name is to avoid confusion with Zambia.

47 out of 54 countries done.

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Country #48 & #49:

Guinea-Bissau & Sierra Leone


Flight Number: Unknown

Route: Banjul (GBYD) - Bissau (GGOV) - Freetown (GFLL)

Aircraft: Transair ERJ145 (Generic, CRJ2 Acting)


Guinea-Bissau 🇬🇼

Guinea-Bissau is a nation located in West Africa. The name Bissau was later added to the name ‘Guinea’ to avoid confusion with their French-speaking neighbor, Guinea. Portuguese is the official language, though it is spoken only by 11% of the population, as the local Crioulo language is spoken more widely. The flag of the nation is a tribute to Ghana’s flag, as it was the struggle of the Ghanaians for freedom that inspired the people of the nation to fight for the independence of Guinea-Bissau. The nation is home to the great Amilcar Cabral, an anti-colonial leader respected throughout Africa.

Sierra Leone 🇸🇱

Speaking of Portuguese, did you know that Sierra Leone got its name from the Portuguese language? Meaning “Roaring Mountains”, Sierra Leone is an English-speaking nation located in West Africa. The nation is famously known in the history of the transatlantic slave trade. It’s capital, Freetown, was founded in 1787 as a home for repatriated former slaves from London and the Americas. The nation also features a rich and diverse cultural heritage, it has a collection of people from across Africa, Europe and the Middle East/Asia (Middle East Airlines of Lebanon have flights to Freetown along with many other African big cities!).

49 out of 54 countries done.


(Sorry for the accidental bumps, I posted the wrong flight)

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Country #50:

Liberia 🇱🇷


Flight Number: AW344

Route: Freetown (GFLL) - Monrovia (GLRB)

Aircraft: Africa World Airlines ERJ145 (Generic, CRJ2 Acting)


Known as being the oldest republic in Africa, and the second oldest Black republic after Haiti, Liberia is an English-speaking nation located on West Africa. The capital of the city is Monrovia, and is named after former US President James Monroe who supported the creation of Liberia, which may also explain the similarities of the flags of the two nations. The name “Liberia” comes from the Latin word for “Land of the Free”.

50 out of 54 countries done.

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Country #51:

Ghana 🇬🇭


Flight Number: KP21

Route: Monrovia (GLRB) - Accra (DGAA)

Aircraft: Asky Airlines B737-800 (Generic: Feature Request)


The world runs on four things: Oil, diamond, gold and chocolates! And this nation has it all.

Located in Western Africa, Ghana is the first country in the sub-saharan region of Africa to gain independence. English is the official language, but over 40 languages are spoken with Twi being the most widely spoken language. True to its former colonial name “Golden Coast”, Ghana is a gold heaven, being the second largest gold exporter in Africa after South Africa. The nation is also one of the major exporters of cocoa. Ghana is known to be one of Africa’s most peaceful nations.

51 out of 54 countries done.

The last three will be done on the next flight. Check below for more information.


Hey all! So we’ve nearly reached the end. This really has been a great experience, but I’ll save the last words on the last flight.

But for now, check out this event below!

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COUNTRY NUMBER #52 #53 & #54:

🥳 SOUTH AFRICA, ESWATINI & LESOTHO 🥳


Flight Number: SA53

Route: Accra (DGAA) - Johannesburg (FAOR) - Eswatini (FDSK) - Maseru (FXMM)

Aircraft: South African Airways A330-300


South Africa 🇿🇦

I don’t think I have to tell you where this nation is located, but here’s a lesser known fact: South Africa is the only nation in the world to have three official capitals which are Pretoria, Bloemfontein and Cape Town. The nation is home to many valuable crystals and minerals, it was once the world’s largest gold producer, and is today the largest producer of platinum. South Africa is home to the great Nelson Mandela, who helped topple the white minority ruled apartheid system. The nation is known to be the “Rainbow Nation” due to its diverse population. Springbok is national animal of South Africa, notably referenced in the callsign of the flag carrier, South African Airways.

Eswatini 🇸🇿

You may have heard of this nation as that one country which changed its name back in 2018, but Eswatini is certainly more than that. The nation is a tourist favorite and amongst due to its status as one of the most scenic places on the African continent. The nation is home to the oldest mine in the world: the Ngwenya Mine.

Lesotho 🇱🇸

Lesotho is a nation within a nation, surrounded on all sides by South Africa. It is known as “the Kingdom of the Sky” because it’s the only nation that is entirely above 1,000 meters. A person from Lesotho is called a Mosotho, and a group of people from Lesotho are called Basotho. The official language is Sesotho.

54 OUT OF 54 COUNTRIES DONE!!!


Hey all! So we’ve finally reached the end. This really has been a great experience!

I’d like to thank everyone who has supported me throughout this journey, whether if you joined one of my flights, a close follower of the thread, an ATC on one of my flights or even just someone who’s a fan of Africa, I appreciate you for helping me get here. I’d also like to shout out everyone who were inspired by my thread, to encourage others to fly to places and regions many overlook. As I promised before, here are some stats:

Stats

First flight: Port Sudan (HSPN) - Khartoum (HSSK), Sudan Airways A320 (Generic)
Out of 54 flights/sectors, 32 of them was flown on a generic livery.
Out of every airport visited, 5 of them were 3D.
Most used aircraft: Boeing 737-800
Most used livery: Asky Airlines Boeing 737-800 (Generic)
Last flight: Accra (DGAA) - Johannesburg (FAOR) - Lubombo (FDSK) - Maseru (FXMM)


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Congrats! Happy to see someone exploring Africa!

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Congrats! I’ve been watching this topic since the beginning :)

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Really loved the topic very much. Thanks for making it insightful and awesome.

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Thanks everyone!

Congratulations! 54 countries… This definitely inspired many (including me) in making similar topics, so it isn’t just the flights :)

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Thanks mate! Good luck with your challange and make the ME fam proud ❤️💚🖤

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Well done ! 🔥👀
Africa niceee

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Thank you!

Moroni is now 3D, @Lotus you can fly there back with air tanzania A220 and @over_974_flo with air austral A220 👀!

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Nice! Would love to do some island hopping

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Congrats bro!

What we doing next?

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Sit back, relax, and enjoy the new African 3D airports 😅

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