5 Places You Can Travel To Without A Visa

Hey folks,

Lots of people avoid going for a vacation outside the shores of Nigeria because of lots of reasons which include Visa expenses and other travel expenses.

There are about 44 countries which Nigerians can visit visa-free or with visa upon arrival with a good number being African countries and Islands. I have top 5 places on or off the coast of the African continent that can give you one of your best amazing travel experiences.

1. Cape Verde

Cape Verde is located off the coast of West Africa, containing lots of relaxing locations. Among the things you can find in Cape Verde are luxurious hotels, island, blue beaches, volcanic mountains. The architecture, music and food are reminiscent of its African, Creole and Portuguese heritage. Cape Verde is paradise in the neighbourhood. Some Airlines covey to Cape Verde, among are Air Maroc, a viable option from Lagos to Praia via Casablanca and Asky Airlines flies to Guinea Bissau from where direct flights can be caught to Cape Verde. As an ECOWAS member state, Nigerians can travel visa-free to Cape Verde.

2 Kenya


Kenya offers adventure when it comes to top-notch wildlife and conservation ecosystem. Nigerians are not exempt from obtaining visas to enter Kenya, however, the process is so seamless, so Kenya is eligible for our list of countries to travel visa-free.. Kenya’s visa upon arrival ensures that visitors simply fill a form when they arrive and make a payment of $51. They also have an e-visa.

Kenya Airways flies directly from Lagos to Nairobi daily in under 5 and a half hours, with some days featuring more than one flight. Three times a week, Nigerians can fly from Abuja directly to Nairobi on Kenya Airways. Rwanda Air and Ethiopian Airlines also fly from Lagos to Nairobi, with stops in Kigali and Addis Ababa, respectively.

Application system which allows you pay securely for your visa on the visa portal prior to arrival and print out the authorization slip. The process can take as little as 24 hours.


Madagascar is globally known for its exotic wildlife and exceptional island culture; offers visa-free entry to visitors spending less than 3months in the Country. Madagascar is filled with several tourism activities, centered on the ocean and wildlife adventures; with a reputation built around rice

Kenya Airways and South African Airways fly from Lagos to Antananarivo, via Nairobi and Johannesburg respectively. There are also flights via the same airlines from Abuja to Antananarivo. Visas are obtained upon arrival and yellow cards are required.


Ghana is a neighbouring country to Nigeria, although lots of Nigerians have not yet visited Ghana, probably because of an assumption that the two countries might be similar. This is False!

Yes, they share several similarities but each country has her own identity; Ghana is rich in culture and still preserves the history on the slave trade and of course no to forget the amazing Ghana cuisine

There are several ways to get to the black star nation from Nigeria and the range covers a variety of budgets. Aero Contractors Nigeria (ACN), Arik Air, Africa World Airlines and Medview Airlines all fly non-stop daily out of Lagos.

Flights are often 45 minutes to 1-hour long and with Ghana one hour behind Nigeria, travellers often do not lose time travelling. A 1-hour flight that departs Lagos at 7:00 am will arrive Accra at 7:00 am, local time.

There are also countless comfortable and more affordable road routes to Ghana. Travellers can depart from motor and bus parks from every major city in Nigeria on ABC  Transport and a host of other private transport services. Some services will handle passengers’ clearance at the border. Remember, as an ECOWAS country, no visa is required to visit Ghana. You will need a valid yellow card, which can be gotten at any Port Health office in the country.

5. The Gambia

Gambia is yet another ECOWAS country to consider for a Visa-free trip; although it is a small country, yet it is adventurous. Offering her visitors adventures like pristine white-sand beaches, camel tours, forest parks, historical & cultural sites, fishing villages and even dolphin sightings. As a member of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), all passport holders of member-states including Nigerians can visit the Gambia without a visa. You will need a valid yellow card, which can be gotten at any Port Health office in the country. What a great place to start to travel visa-free. Travelling from Nigeria, Arik Air offers flights from Lagos and Abuja to Banjul via Accra. There are currently 4 – 5-hour flights out of Accra four days a week.



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