10 Exotic Vacations Nigerians Can Take Without A Visa

Getting a visa in Nigeria to any country can be overwhelming. At times, the queues at the embassies or visa application centres can make you cancel your holiday plans. Some embassies make Nigerians feel like they don’t want them in their countries. The stress of getting a visa sometimes makes me dread going on a vacation. I bet you feel the same way? But don’t worry, there are alternatives. Forget New York, Hawaii, London or Germany; there are actually places you can visit without visiting the embassies to apply for visa, while you get denied in the end.

If you are looking for a place where you can soak in magnificent scenery, natural beauty and breath-taking seascapes, indulge in exciting activities, shop till you drop and enjoy delicious cuisine; here are 10 exotic vacations Nigerians can take without a visa. These destinations are perfect vacation getaways, filled with fun-filled activities that will make your vacation memorable.

1. Accra


Many people think so little of Accra because it is located in a neighbouring country. However, Accra is a beautiful destination with magnificent beauty, perfect for a luxurious vacation. The city offers visitors so many things to so and see. Nigerians do not require visa to visit or stay in Accra. You can also find the cheapest available Flights to Accra with Africa World Airlines.

2. Zanzibar

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Zanzibar is one of the most beautiful island destinations in Africa. The destination is amazingly beautiful, full of scenic beaches and luxury resorts. Visitors get to experience the rich culture and heritage of the island. It offers a wide variety of adventure and exciting activities. For those who want to enjoy their holiday in natural scenery of forests and beautiful coastline, Zanzibar is the perfect destination for you. Nigerians can visit Zanzibar for 90 days; visa can be acquired on arrival at the point of entry. Not stressful at all!

3. Mombasa

Pinewood Beach Resort, Mombasa - Flickr Photo by John Hickey-Fry

Mombasa is an idyllic holiday destination for Nigerians. The city is the second-largest in Kenya and it is located near the African coastline of the Indian Ocean. Holidays in Mombasa can really be mesmerizing, you will feel like you are in Hawaii or Bahamas, the destination offers an unforgettable vacation for families, lovers or honeymooners. Nigerians can visit Mombasa for 90 days; visa can be acquired on arrival at the point of entry. You don’t need to stress yourself for visa; you just get the visa stamp at the airport for $50.

4. Seychelles


There is no better way to spend your vacation than on an exotic island like Seychelles. It offers visitors a world of enthralment and charm , from scenic beaches with tropical charm to delicious seafood. The destination is home to some of Africa’s best beaches and offers visitors opportunity to indulge in exciting water activities. Nigerians are granted visitor’s permit for 30 days in Seychelles.

5. Comoros Island

Comoros Island

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Comoros Island is located on the Indian Ocean. Located off the coast of East Africa, Comoros is a small country island. It is not always populated, which makes it perfect for an exotic vacation. Not only is Comoros Island undeniably stunning, there are a lot of things to do and see on the island. Nigerians are granted visa on arrival at the point of entry in Comoros.

6. The Gambia

Sheraton Gambia

The Gambia is probably the visa-free destination for an exotic vacation. Its natural beauty attracts thousands of visitors every year. The Gambia always leaves an eternal imprint on visitors’ memory lanes. Nigerians can visit without a visa.

7. Fiji Island

Fiji Island

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An exotic vacation in Fiji Island is definitely worth taking. The island has calm atmosphere and moderate climate all year round. Nigerians can visit and stay in Fiji Island for 4 months.

8. Cape Verde

tortuga-beach-santa-maria-sal, Cape Verde

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Cape Verde is one of the lesser-known destinations in Africa, but it is an ideal place to visit for an unforgettable vacation without visa. You can visit one of its beautiful islands such as Sal Island, which is close to Senegal. The island offers visitors fun-filled vacation. Nigerians do not require visa to visit and stay in Cape Verde.

9. Cotonou

Benin Marina, Cotonou

Cotonou is popular for so many things but it is really a great vacation destination. Many Nigerians are fond of visiting the Benin Republic illegally, by entering through the bush or forbidden entrances when they can actually stamp their passports at the point of entry and enter the city freely. Nigerians do not require visa to enter or stay in Benin Republic.

10. Mauritius


Mauritius is a holiday paradise, cloaked with turquoise sea, beautiful beaches with sparkling white sands, surrounded with coconut palm trees. There are many heavenly hotels where you can stay and enjoy impeccable services. What else do you want for an exotic vacation? Mauritius offers everything you can ever think of. Nigerians can visit and stay in Mauritius for 14 days without visa. However, you’ll need to approach Mauritius Consulate in Nigeria for an entry permit.

These destinations are filled with luxury hotspots for an unforgettable holiday. All you need to do is, pack your bags, book cheap flights with Travelstart Nigeria, make your hotel reservations and board the plane…

Have you visited any of these destinations? Share your experience with us in the comment below:

120 thoughts on “10 Exotic Vacations Nigerians Can Take Without A Visa

  1. Please leave your comment…I lik 2 travel bt no money,pls hw can I get a helper

    • You are the kind of person who would do anything silly to get money.. Please this is certainly not for you.

  2. How am I going to pay, if I want to book a flight?

  3. nice,never knew we have such amazing opportunities

  4. Currently in Zanzibar Island it is an archipelago consisting of Unguja and Pemba .It is a beautiful place to visit. So many beach with breathtaking scenery such as the kiwengwa Beach where fishing activity isnt allowed

  5. How do one get to most of these destinations?.

  6. Need an holiday plan….
    Any help?
    Reach me by mail and we would take it from there.

  7. Tremendous information i am definately going to go on a trip with my wife to be please let me know any other places one could go on vacation without visa nice piece keep it up.

    • Can you arrange tours in destination countries?

  8. Can I have the cost of travelling to all the 10 locations with my spouse for 2 weeks?

  9. i want to visit fiji island

  10. Send details on he to get to Seychelles for a vacation including visa

  11. how do I get to apply pls

  12. where can I start from, like paper work

  13. The challenge is getting Airlines that travel these locations on a regular basis and on affordable rates also

  14. How about we get you a South African visa is 21days. No down payment..visa fees paid when you visit embassy. 07038426222 @adeboye

  15. I’m curious: to get to either Zanzibar or Mombasa, you’d have to go through either Kenya or Tanzania. Does this mean you don’t need a visa for either country?

    • Just book your flight online or from Kenya Airlines, Ethiopian Airways etc.. You don’t need no visa for transits..

    • you are a transit passenger soyou don’t need a visa because you will not actually leave the airport and be on official Kenyan or Tanzanian ground.

  16. I had visited Ghana during 17th commonwealth trade fair and it was great only the hotel bill was a bit very expensive. No too much continental food the Accra town is beautiful but place like circle is too busy. Cotonou is well set especially their road network whereby motorcycles and vehicles have their different road networks with cheap foods. I prefer Lome in Togo especially hotel st.Fabrice in Lome.

  17. no but oneday i will

  18. I think the Maldives is missing

  19. Please cross check that of Seychelles because after the Ebola outbreak, policy changed. i was there recently.

    • Hi Green, Care to share your experience with us. Did you apply for a visa to go there? How did you apply?

  20. Nigerians don’t go on “vacation”, they go “shopping”. A huge difference.

    Ever seen a Nigerian back-pack with just a few pants and shirts anywhere? Worse, on the way back, they shop like there is absolutely nothing back home. Next time you see them at Anywhere-Lagos flight, call me a liar if you can :-)))

    For the records, I actually travelled to a few of those lovely overlooked destinations in my Nigeria college days.

    • Hahaha… Hey Rotimi.. I kinda agree with you there. We are peculiar people. However, some Nigerians have changed their mindset about that– some now understand why vacations are important.

    • I totally agree with you, but still there a few Nigerians who understand the benefits of such trips. Wait first sef, travelling out of Nigeria is another case, Nigerians haven’t visited enough cities within Nigeria sef. I was in Calabar recently, took some pictures and some friends never believed I was in Nigeria. It’ll take time, but we’ll get there.

  21. Am interested in traveling to Fiji island. How do I visit there with my family? Can I get direct flight from Nigerian? Thanks.

  22. Hi,
    You have forgotten to mention Madagascar.

  23. Pls ismthis travel start at international airport,how can we reach you and book a flight and hotel.the coast of flight to each countries. Thanks. Drop message in my email

    • Hi Adegoke, Travelstart is an online travel agency. You can book your flights online, make your hotel reservation and hire a car on http://www.travelstart.com.ng. Thanks

  24. Thanks for this info.,we need more info. about these places like language spoken there,banking services @ names of some hotels & prices per night stay.Thanks.

  25. Please kindly confirm this. That Nigerian now required entery visa to Seychelles. A latest development about a year ago.

    Thank you.

  26. How much is going cost me with my family to travel to Cape Verde for vacation.

  27. Hi travel start, please what will be the total package for a couple to visit Zanzibar for a week? i mean cost of flight and medium size hotel in Zanzibar.

    • Hi Bankole, the total package for Zanzibar for 5 nights is ₦219,000 per person sharing. For more infomation, Kindly send your enquiries to info@travelstart.com.ng

  28. Will plan for a visit to any of those.

  29. Yes i have been to seychelles, mombassa and ghana, im looking forward to fiji island, zanzibar and gambia later in d year.

  30. My name is Chukwuebuka Ezeoke please CYPRUS visa how much is it gonna cost me? I need a reply

  31. Yea your right went to cotonue with my family during Easter . It was fantastic .

  32. Point of correction, You need a visa for Maurithius

  33. What destination can you advise I can visit alone and still have a great time? I am single,

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  35. How much will it cost for a family of four to go on two weeks vacation to any of those places. Pls let me know

  36. Hi travel start, please what will be the total package for a single to visit Mauritius for a week? As in cost of flight and medium size hotel in Mauritius.

  37. And where in Nigeria is Mauritius consulate located please?

  38. Nice tips, will check on any of the most interesting places later.

    • Barbados as well. You Dont need a visa to visit.


  40. Let me know the cost of travelling to fiji island, i mean flight, hotel accomodation for 10 days.

  41. Please, i will also like the cost of flight , hotel accommodation for a couple to dubai in august.


  43. Interesting, i’ve read up some of these destinations before. Could you please email me a detailed travel, hotel lodging stats for each. I would love to take my wife-to-be there for our honeymoon later this year. Thanks

  44. I would like to travel to cape verde. On your website lagos to cape verde is not appearing. How much is the cost of flight and is there any direct flight from Nigeria. I plan to spent my vacation at cape verde. let me know.

  45. How much will it cost the family of 6 to Cape Verde?

  46. i will never travel on vacation to any african country because of attacks. The truth is that most african countries dont like or have regards for nigerians! Please tell vacation hot spots in nigeria.

  47. I think I like piece of information. I’m going to maximise it.

  48. Good to see that Nigerians want to visit other places asides the US and UK. I’ve been to 5 of the destinations on this list and they are very good holiday destinations I would recommend for anyone.

  49. I will like to know what it will cost to get the seychelles Visa and all it requirements.Please feed me with this info asap.


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