The visa conditions for visiting African countries not as ‘difficult’ as you might have imagined. As any local ‘naija peep’ may know travelling on a plain old green Nigerian passport is no joke.

Before even thinking about entering most countries around the world, you are required to pass the ultimate endurance test – a visa application.

Reams and reams of paperwork, sweaty-palmed interviews, exorbitant amounts of money and throbbing admin headaches

requirements for visiting African countries

later, you may or may not be allowed to hop in and out of a destination as fast as your little legs can carry you.

However, if you delve just a little bit deeper, it turns out that the world is actually a whole lot more open to you than we may have thought!

All in all there are about 44 countries around the globe Nigerians can enter on the naija passports alone, and while they may not be the US, Canada, Australia or most of Europe, there are some pretty dang exciting places to go.

So what about visiting African countries? Guess you haven’t thought about that

Below is a table we put together to help you understand the visa requirements to all the countries in our continent at least.

There are beautiful places like NairobiBanjulTanzaniaMauritius etc where you can visit and have a nice holiday without having to go through the hassles of visa procurement.

Countries in Africa Nigerians can visit

AlgeriaVisa required
AngolaVisa required
BeninVisa not required
BotswanaVisa required
Burkina FasoVisa not required
BurundiVisa required
Cape VerdeVisa not required
CameroonVisa not required
Central African RepublicVisa required
ChadVisa not required
ComorosVisa on arrival
Republic of the


Visa required
Cote d’IvoireVisa not required
DjiboutiVisa on arrival
EgyptVisa required
Equatorial GuineaVisa required
EritreaVisa required
EthiopiaVisa required
GabonVisa required
GambiaVisa not required
GhanaVisa not required
GuineaVisa not required
Guinea-BissauVisa not required
KenyaVisa on arrival90 days
LesothoVisa required
LiberiaVisa not required
LibyaVisa required
MadagascarVisa on arrival90 days
MalawiVisa required
MaliVisa not required
MauritaniaVisa on arrival
MauritiusVisa not required
NamibiaVisa required
NigerVisa not required
RwandaVisa required
SenegalVisa not required
SeychellesVisitor’s Permit on arrival1 month
Sierra LeoneVisa not required
SomaliaVisa on arrival30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted

to the Airport Immigration Department at least 2 days before arrival.

South AfricaVisa required
South SudanVisa required
SudanVisa required
SwazilandVisa required
TanzaniaVisa requiredVisa has to be obtained at the Abuja embassy. See details here
TogoVisa not required
TunisiaVisa required
UgandaVisa on arrival
ZambiaVisa required
ZimbabweVisa required