Business Class to Harare, Zimbabwe for €1,355 with Egypt Air & South African from Budapest


Zimbabwe is a landlocked country in Southern Africa known for its stunning scenery and diverse fauna in parks, reserves and safari areas. Star Alliance members Egypt Air and South African Airways are currently cooperating to offer comparatively inexpensive business class flights there. Departing from Budapest, you can get tickets to Harare starting at €1,355 (~HUF 537,693) – for travel between April and August 2024. The routing will take you via Cairo and Johannesburg.


Due to the routing via South Africa, at least 6 visa-capable pages must still be available in the passport according to some countries’ official travel advisories such as the US’s or Germany’s.

Though it costs HUF 548,500 (~€1,382), we recommend booking on EgyptAir’s website. As we don’t offer a direct link to Egypt Air, our search form will forward you to our flight search, where you can book through OTAs or on some dates, can select the EgyptAir website.

You can also fly one-way to Zimbabwe for €731 (~HUF 290,076), almost splitting the price in half.

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First, you will fly to Cairo in an Airbus A220 aircraft. These feature a generous 86 cm seat pitch in business class, but no lie-flat-seats. From Egypt, you will continue to Johannesburg in Boeing 787 Dreamliners (review) with lie-flat seating. The last leg is usually operated with an Airbus A320 aircraft to Harare. Once a week – on Sundays, South African Airlines also flies with an Airbus A330 with lie-flat seats.

Please note that Egypt Air is a dry airline that doesn’t serve alcoholic beverages in their aircraft or lounges. However, you are free to consume your own beer, wine and spirits onboard.

Search & Book

The fare rules do not state how long the offer will remain available. We were able to find availability from April through June 2024, sometimes at a slightly higher price. The minimum stay requirement is not defined, but you can stay for a maximum of 12 months.

You can find available dates quickly and easily with the help of Google Flights (instructions). You can book the flights directly on Egypt Air’s website. To book in your country’s currency on Egypt Air’s website, you have to set the country of the page on the top right to your own country. When worldwide is selected, you’ll be charged in US dollars. Alternatively, you can book through OTAs ~€80 cheaper via the flight search.


The tickets are issued in booking class J. The mileage credit looks like this:

  • 23,396 Award Miles + 560 Points on Miles&More
  • 22,812 Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 22,800 Miles on Egyptair Plus
  • 22,800 Miles on TAP Miles&Go
  • 18,144 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 17,548 Miles on Ethiopian ShebaMiles
  • 17,548 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 14,920 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 14,920 Award Miles + 11,698 Tier Miles on Avianca LifeMiles
  • 14,920 Miles on EVA Infinity MileageLands
  • 14,920 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 14,920 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 14,622 Miles on Copa ConnectMiles
  • 14,622 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 14,622 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 11,996 Award Miles + 2,002 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 1,788 Miles on GOL Aéreos Smiles
  • 1,788 Award Miles + 50 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
  • 1,490 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
Data provided by Without guarantee on correctness.


Hotel prices in Harare usually start at roughly €40-50, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:

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