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15 visa-free countries for Nigerian tourists

15 visa-free countries for Nigerian tourists

By Samuel Oamen

Traveling for Nigerians increasingly requires adequate planning. With Nigerian passports ranking 83rd in freedom to travel across the world, acquiring a visa is always difficult and strenuous.

However, there are visa-free countries accessible to all Nigerian passport holders. With just a valid passport, you can gain entry into these countries without having to stress yourself over a visa. Some may, however, be required to apply for a visa at their point of entry.

1. Rwanda

Easily the nearest African country, Rwanda has become a destination choice for investors and tourists. After the 1994 genocide war, the East African nation is wearing a new look. It is also a secured nation with less than five percent national crime rate.

Visa is obtained at the entry point with just $100 for Nigerian passport holders.

2. Djibouti

In East Africa, one of the best places to visit from Nigeria is Djibouti. You may require a visa on arrival at an affordable rate, but the country still has beautiful places to visit such as Lake Assal, which is the lowest point on land in Africa. In the world, it is only the third after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea.

3. Morocco

The culture, weather and exotic offering of Morocco make the country a great destination for honeymooners. There are super-amazing sites, shops, restaurants, cafes and more around the streets of Morocco which could definitely tempt you to turn your honeymoon into a typical excursion you will not regret.

4. Cape Verde

This is an island country that is found on the West African coast. It is one of the most welcoming tourist destinations on the continent as it has great weather and beautiful spots that you could have a splendid vacation.

5. Kenya

This beautiful tourist destination has a lot of wildlife, safari and historical places on offer. Cities to explore include Nairobi and Mombassa with the hosts generally welcoming and helpful. Visa is also at the point of entry.

6. Uganda

This East African nation with rich historical cuisine and sites such as Lake Victoria and others allow Nigerians to travel to obtain a visa at the point of entry.

7. Sudan

Nigerians can get visas at the entry point to visit the massive deserts and wildlife conservations in this hugely vast country.

   
   

8. BURKINA FASO

Location – West Africa
(Visa free)

The country also plays host to the International Arts and Crafts Fair, Ouagadougou which is regarded as one of the most important African handicraft fairs.

Burkina Faso is a visa For Nigerian who would love to stay as long as they like. The Country boasts of gold reserves and is rich in music and art like the drumming culture.

9. BENIN REPUBLIC

Location – West Africa
(Visa free for 3 months)

As a Nigerian passport holder, you can visit Benin Republic and stay for 3 months without a visa. A country located close to Nigeria, there are a number of tourist attractions in the country that may interest you like the nominated UNESCO World Heritage site named Pendjari National Park.

10. BURUNDI

Location – East Africa
(Visa free for 30 days)

Nigerians are allowed a visit to Burundi for 30 days without a visa requirement. The country is known for its craft works that serve as a great gift option for tourists. From shields, baskets and masks to statues and pottery. An important part of the culture in Burundi is drumming, the Royal Drummers of Burundi have been performing for 40 years. The oral tradition of the country through poetry, storytelling and songs is also something worth enjoying.

11. CHAD

Location – Central Africa
(Visa free for 3 months)

Chad offers a 3-month visa-free stay for Nigerians. All you need to do is provide a return ticket that shows you do not plan to stay in the country permanently. You can visit the Chad National Museum,

Chad Cultural Centre to get a feel of the rich cultural heritage of the Chadian people.

   
   

12. CAMEROON

Location – West Africa
(Visa free for 90 days)

Enjoy a great time in Cameroon as en

   
   

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