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

Algeria Visa required
Angola Visa required
Benin Visa not required
Botswana Visa required
Burkina Faso Visa not required
Burundi Visa required
Cape Verde Visa not required
Cameroon Visa not required
Central African Republic Visa required
Chad Visa not required
Comoros Visa on arrival
Republic of the


Visa required
Cote d’Ivoire Visa not required
Djibouti Visa on arrival
Egypt Visa required
Equatorial Guinea Visa required
Eritrea Visa required
Ethiopia Visa required
Gabon Visa required
Gambia Visa not required
Ghana Visa not required
Guinea Visa not required
Guinea-Bissau Visa not required
Kenya Visa on arrival 90 days
Lesotho Visa required
Liberia Visa not required
Libya Visa required
Madagascar Visa on arrival 90 days
Malawi Visa required
Mali Visa not required
Mauritania Visa on arrival
Mauritius Visa not required
Namibia Visa required
Niger Visa not required
Rwanda Visa required
Senegal Visa not required
Seychelles Visitor’s Permit on arrival 1 month
Sierra Leone Visa not required
Somalia Visa on arrival 30 days, provided an invitation letter issued by the sponsor has been submitted

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

South Africa Visa required
South Sudan Visa required
Sudan Visa required
Swaziland Visa required
Tanzania Visa required Visa has to be obtained at the Abuja embassy. See details here
Togo Visa not required
Tunisia Visa required
Uganda Visa on arrival
Zambia Visa required
Zimbabwe Visa required