Who does not like a holiday, weekend getaway, a vacation or some kind of opportunity to relax and unwind? With the level of stress in our present-day Nigeria, no one would pass on an opportunity to travel out for a while. The good news is that there are some countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism without having to break their bank.
The majority of these countries, however, are largely African based as it is cheaper to travel to fellow African countries because they do not require a visa. We all know that getting a visa is a huge expense on its own before you then think about the flight or bus ticket and then money for you to have fun in the country you are visiting.
Do not feel sad though as these African countries are really beautiful and you would definitely get value for your money during your trip. Read on to explore these amazing countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism.
If you are a lover of wildlife then Kenya is your go-to country. Kenya houses animals such as buffalos, crocodiles, giraffes, lions, elephants, baboons, hyenas, rhinoceros, various species of monkeys and lots more. Most of these animals cannot be found in Nigeria and they tend to sound like a myth. Why not go to Kenya on your next holiday and debunk the myth. Kenya is a country that Nigerians can visit for tourism without a visa as you get an entry pass on arrival. This pass is usually valid for 90 days during which you can explore the entire country.
Comoros is one of the world’s least-visited countries. It is a volcanic island located off Africa’s east coast in the warm Indian Ocean waters. Despite it being one of the least visited countries due to its location, it is actually very safe and quite famous for its great scenic beauty. Comoros is another one of the countries that Nigerians can visit for tourism. The government of the country also issues a visa on arrival which is valid for 45 days. If you are one who seeks island adventures on a not too crowded island, then try visiting Comoros.
Due to its closeness to Nigeria, the beauty of Ghana is usually highly underestimated. The country has a rich history and a very diverse culture. If you visit Ghana during any of its festivals, you would be awestruck by how colorful and exquisite it can be. Ghana also has lots of white beaches, parks, and wildlife conservation centers. It is among the cheapest countries Nigerians can visit for tourism because it is even easily accessible by road!
Mauritius is another wonderful country that Nigerians can tour for up to 14 days with a visa on arrival. It is an Indian Ocean Island nation and is famous for its rainforests, Black River Gorges National park, mountains, and natural beauties. The climate of Mauritius is generally pleasing all year round so regardless of when you visit, you are sure to have fun. The best part is that Mauritius is considered the best wedding and honeymoon destination. If you are looking for where to spice up your romance, what are you waiting for? Just ensure you travel between September to October to avoid the end of the year tourist rush.
Seychelles is called a paradise on earth. It is a very peaceful and beautiful country that some regard as a dream. The country is blessed with the world’s oldest ocean islands, deep blue oceans, exotic sea life and a world of surprises waiting to be discovered. Another of the countries Nigerians can visit for tourism, Seychelles must be on every Nigerian’s bucket list. They allow visitors from Nigeria to travel for 90 days with just a tourist registration. Cool right?
Fans of marine life are set to be wowed on a trip to Cape Verde. Many of the marine species found in Cape Verde do not exist anywhere else in the world. Even if you are not so much into the marine world and you just want to relax, Cape Verde offers great options. You are set to find some of the most delicious cuisines, stunning black and white beaches, and great music. Many visitors particularly enjoy climbing the Pico, Cape Verde’s highest peak. You could try it out too. Remember, you do not need a visa to visit Cape Verde, so make the most of your stay.
If you need an extensive list on how to get the most of your trip to Cape Verde, read the top things to do in Cape Verde.
A Caribbean country on the island of Hispaniola, Haiti is another one of the low-cost countries Nigerians can visit for tourism. Nigerians are allowed unrestricted entry into the country to explore for as long as 90 days. Haiti makes most of its money from tourism because the country offers lots of breath-taking sceneries and is totally worth a visit. Why not make plans to visit Haiti for your next vacation and experience its beauty first hand.
The citizens of Maldives are people who enjoy luxury. They believe in relaxation to the optimum, so if you are looking for a perfect place to strictly have fun and relax, pay the Maldives a visit. Some of what Nigerians can enjoy on a trip to the Maldives is deep water diving sessions to explore its amazing and vibrant coral reefs, neat and serene beaches, kayaking, sea bobbing, jet-skiing, Maldivian folk dance, champagne, and mouth-watering dishes. Nigerians travelling to the Maldives also get a visa on arrival which allows 30 days of pure bliss.
Do all these sound too good to be true? Read Nigeria to the Maldives: a tourist’s experience.
A neighboring country to Nigeria located in Benin Republic, Cotonou is another great destination to tour. Despite its closeness to Nigeria, several Nigerians have not paid the country a visit and I can assure you that they are missing out on a lot of goodies. If you do not have all the money to travel far, why not start from Cotonou. Some of the best things to do in Cotonou are visit the floating village of Ganvie, explore the Dantokpa market, visit historical centers and of course, go to the beach. It is also possible that you discover a personal way to have fun during your trip to Cotonou. You get 90 days to stay in the country visa-free so just explore!
Dubai is the first visa required country on our list! It is a very popular tourist destination for Nigerians. Dubai is located in the United Arab Emirates and is the country’s center for tourism. Travellers to UAE can explore the Dubai Mall, The Dubai Fountain, underwater aquarium, the 160-story skyscraper (Burj Khalifa) or even UAE’s capital city Abu-Dhabi.
For more on Abu-Dhabi, read why Abu-Dhabi deserves more than a stopover.
The good news is that a visa to Dubai is a visa to allow entry into any other city in UAE and there are several visa options to choose from. There is the 48-hour visa, 96-hour visa, 14 days visa, 30 days visa and 90 days visa. So depending on your purse, you can apply for any of these visas and still enjoy your tour of Dubai and UAE as a whole.
Would you like to know how to get a Dubai visa? Check out Dubai visa requirements for Nigerians.
It is quite obvious that travelling on vacation is not for the rich and fat-pocketed individuals only. You can also explore other countries and rest from your usual hustle and bustle. As they say, if you don’t learn to rest, you would be laid to rest. Go ahead make plans to visit one of the countries Nigerians can visit for tourism!
Interested in other countries Nigerians can travel to without a visa? Check out the full list here.