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. I have been to Cotonuo, Accra, Lome e.t.c. There are lots of beautiful places in Africa. Infact, if you see Accra in the night, you will think you are in Europe. My next trip would be Europe.

  2. Please can you send me schedules for holidays at Mauritius and Seychelles and also the cost to embark as couple.

    • I will like to visit gambia or cape verge.please I want to know d cost for flight and accommodation. Tanks

  3. hmmm… I have a new list now 🙂

  4. Yes zanziber

  5. Good day,
    Please how much would a 4 or 5day trip for one person to saychelles be. that is, flight, hotel and tour.

    also, you didnt respond to the comment about Nigerians needing a visa there as a recent development.

  6. They places you mentioned here are to local pls I need a visa to Europe or America.thanks.

  7. I av d money to travel to any of diz listed visa free countries, not for just luxury bt to work also, i av money bt no agent. 2 weaks left, i cant wait any longer.

  8. cape verde is not a good country amongst all the countries you mentioned, they dont permit nigerians to enter there country, they are very wicked, heartless fools, how can a country be wicked to its own western africa country, Gosh, Rubbish portugese

  9. Gambia is a great destination. Was there four years back.
    population is small, electricity and internet great. Hotel Accommodation, very affordable.
    You get a free phone SIM card on arrival at the airport, loaded with some credit.
    Great arts and craft market too.
    As tourism is number one foreign exchange earner, I advice you go during their off-peak period for better bargain.
    Warning: Whatever you do, do not publicly speak I’ll of their dictatorial president! You can be arrested or get mobbed by even the street kids.

    • Pls when is their off-peak period

  10. I would love to visit cape verde or fiji Island with my family in September. A week stay with accommodation and flight is how much? Just me, my wife and 3year old daughter.

    • Please send your contacts in Ibadan to me: email, phone number to my email. Thanks.

  11. Mombasa mombasa mombasa…nice coastal city, was there sometime ago, nice beach, tourist attraction sites. Wonderful nite life and good people to be with. If u are planing to go vacation, try n visit shelly beach in LIKONI. U wil luv it..waachaaaa !

  12. Hi Kemi,

    Please may I have your email address? Mine is lukman.aroworamimo@inqababiotec.ng

    I’ve been a TravelStart user since your .co.za times prior to your arrival in Nigeria. I have an idea to share with you.

  13. Gambia is a lovely place, have been there 3 times and will love going over and over again. The people are nice and beaches are lovely. Food is affordabble and lots more. Senegal too is very good for those who loves hunting and fishing. You should include senegal coz Nigerian dont need visa as well, though they speak french but they have some lovely places to see.

  14. Pls where do u hv ur office in Abuja?

  15. Hi,

    I would love to visit Fiji Island and Seychelles with my family in November. A week stay for four people inclusive of accommodation and flight tickets is how much if you are travelling from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia?


  16. Thank you for this great info. I am interested in spending this year’s vacation in Mauritius or Seychelles(14 days). I and my 2 kids. Please give me more information. I have noticed you have not responded to a lot of messages. Please do. The information would help others. Thanks.

  17. Good job . kindly send me full 5days package plan which includes flights ticket, accomodation etc for myself my wife and 2kids under 3yrs old. Thanks .

  18. Please leave your comment…
    Pls give me a two weeks vacation cost in a cheap airline ticket and moderate ie 3/4 star hotel cost for wife & I. Thanks

  19. Kindly send me wholistic cost implications of a one week visit to Mombasa, sheychelles, Fiji Islands and The Gambia.

  20. please the cost should include a couple with two kids I.e a boy and a girl.

  21. What of Zambia, is it a visa free nation from Nigeria?
    Pls list African countries that are visa free from naija.

  22. Keep on with this enlightenment, it’s good.

  23. I would love to travel to seychelles.
    I’have heard alot about that country.

  24. Pls you did not post any contact numbers or email. Thanks to post to me

  25. Please leave your comment…will book by september.

  26. Can you send me the details and cost to Seychelles and Gambia for couple

  27. How much will I pay for fligt, if am going to zanzibir and accra…from here nigeria please

  28. Sorry. Im done with visiting african countries,im interested in europe,Australia or America.

  29. If i want to go der to work not on vacation with my family what are the procedure. Am not interested in cotonue and some oda places bt we talk abt dt later

  30. Please can i get details of the cost and every other useful info. Thank

  31. Great! Some interesting destinantions in Nigeria is match to all these places including Victoria Island, Calabar and Jos.

  32. please i could like to visit Fiji Island…………what are the processes and ticket cost

  33. Pls how much does it cost for a 5 days vacation in zanzibar for jst me. Will b waiting for your reply

  34. Your contact please: email, phone number inbox. Thanks.

  35. Please how much is flight ticket to fiji island

  36. what a great I info I love it thank you

  37. Very impressive,let me have your detail address,phone number and email me all requisite .

  38. I want to take a trip to Malta with my twin kids. I need your help pls

  39. Wow…i cant wait to go on a vacation..

  40. Please including flight costs, hotels and transportation to cape verse, sechelles, Zanzibar, Comoro islands in the first week of July. The Gambia also. Thank you. Very interested.

  41. Alright.

  42. Thanks so much for dis information but pls can u tell me how to get Accra visa

  43. When is d best time to travel to the Gambia and Seychelles, flight and hotel cost.txs

  44. I love to visit Seychelles with my families,just three persons for vacation in the month of october,pls I need cost of accomodations and flight ticket.thanks

  45. Pls send me details of fair, accommodation and other expenses for maybe two weeks in Zanzibar, Seychelles, Gambia and Mauritius. Will also appreciate other useful information. Thanks.

  46. I want to go to Zanzibar for a week with a family of 6. My wife and I and 4 kids. What is the cost of flights, hotels……to and fro…from Nigeria. Thanks. You can suggest other moderate place around west africa to spend quality time with my family.

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