If your wanderlust has you headed toward the captivating landscapes and rich culture of Africa, you need a good credit card offer to get you there. These cards could be good to book travel and use on your trip, anywhere from Algeria to Zimbabwe.
United℠ Explorer Card: Best for United devoteesUnited℠ Explorer Card. It offers 2 miles for every dollar spent on eligible purchases from United, restaurants and hotel stays, and 1 mile per dollar on everything else. So, this card is best if you book most of your travel with United.
The card also has a signup bonus: 40,000 bonus miles after you spend $2,000 on purchases in the first 3 months your account is open. Plus earn an additional 25,000 bonus miles after you spend $10,000 total on purchases in the first 6 months your account is open. Miles are redeemable for flights on United or other Star Alliance partners.
With the United℠ Explorer Card, you’ll get some awesome United perks, including a free checked bag for you and a companion on your reservation, priority boarding and two one-time United Club passes each year.
The United℠ Explorer Card has an annual fee of $0 for the first year, then $95 and no foreign transaction fees.
Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card: Best for travel hacking your tripChase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of our favorite travel cards. It offers 2X points on travel and dining and 1 point per dollar spent elsewhere. There’s also a killer signup bonus: Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
You can redeem your points for travel through Chase Ultimate Rewards at a rate of 1.25 cents per point. However, if you’re travel-hacking savvy, you can transfer to one of Chase’s travel partners’ programs at a rate of 1.25-5 cents per point. Partners include United, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic, all of which fly to cities in Africa.
The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card has an $0 for the first year, then $95 and no foreign transaction fees. It has an EMV chip, so this card is great for booking and redeeming travel, as well as spending in Africa.
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