Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 First time safari question
  2. 2 Help choosing Safari in Botswana
  3. 3 Trip Report A First Journey to Southern Africa: Cape, Falls, and Animal Safaris
  4. 4 Driving from Jo-burg to Hazyview
  5. 5 Trip to Kenya in August 2016
  6. 6 To drive or not to drive - need itinerary advice
  7. 7 Back in Iran again-just 11 days, help!
  8. 8 Trip Report 6 Days in the Danakil Depression - An Experience of a Life Time!
  9. 9 Help with last minute planning VFalls/Kruger/CapeTown
  10. 10 Etosha help
  11. 11 &Beyond vs. Wilderness Groups
  12. 12 East Africa Safari 1st Time- Summer 2016
  13. 13 FloShuttle. from Ben Gurion airport
  14. 14 private game reserve-kruger
  15. 15 Lion Sands River Lodge or Narina Lodge
  16. 16 Abu Dhabi and the Rest?
  17. 17 Dubai for 36 hours hotel recommendation
  18. 18 go2africa
  19. 19 Trip Report Fabulous Feb. 2016 Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya Trip
  20. 20 NAMIBIA rent a car from Windhoek Airport
  21. 21 My Topic Titlelas mountains
  22. 22 Mauritius-has anyone gone on a honeymoon there?
  23. 23 Is website south-african-lodges.com Legit?
  24. 24 Botswana or Zimbabwe
  25. 25 Namibia--fly-in or guided drive?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Getting to Praia, Capo Verde

Jump to last reply

I'm thinking of meeting my wife in Capo Verde one week in March. Any thought on how to get there from New York without spending an arm and a leg or a week in transit? Only idea I've had so far, is to fly South African Air or American to Johannesburg, get on the next return flight, and get off in Sal. But what do I do in Sal at 3:00 a.m., and how do I get from there to Praia?

  • Report Abuse

    Richard,
    I spent 5 months in Praia. The only direct connection to Praia is via SAL and the only flight I'm aware of from the US to SAL is the SAA flight to Johanasburg. Last I checked(6 months ago) the cost was around $800 round trip. From SAL, you will need a connecting fligth on TACV(Cape Verde Airlines) to Praia. There are many daily flights-- but getting a reservation can be a challenge. As of summer '96 a Sal-Praia round trip was around $150.
    Try these numbers to contact TACV:
    TACV(Lisbon Office) 011-351-1-342 3108 / 347 5520
    TACV(Praia Main Office) 011-238-61-58-13
    Sal is a resort island so a place to spend the night is not a problem.
    TACV has flights to Lisbon, Paris, and Ansterdaam.
    TAP Air Portugal has a few flights a week to Sal from Lisbon.
    To pursue a TAP connection to Cape Verde, I would work through the their office in Praia because they have a strong relationship with TACV to arrange inter-island connections.
    TAP(Lisbon Recervations)-011-351-1-841 6990
    TAP(Cabo Verde) 011-238-611 939 or 615 826,
    FAX 011-238-611 266
    Hope this helps.
    V.Zetterlind

2 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement