Some Nigerians love to travel for tourism, vacation while others love to travel for greener pastures.
However, one very document called “visa” determines whether your travel dream will be achieved or not. I learnt that people go to mountains and churches to pray and seek the face of the Lord for a positive outcome of their visa application.
This small yet very powerful document puts a lot of people in a very sober mood when denied.
However, travel history is one important factor that is considered before granting a visa application.
You should build your travel history by traveling to a range of countries first, that do not require a rigorous visa application process.
As a Nigerian, you should first of all travel to visa free countries or countries that would grant you visa on arrival at their airports with a token of 50 dollars.
All you need to do is get a confirmed booking(duly paid booking) and a flight ticket from your travel advisor, if you do not have one, i recommend you hire flyafricans.com , you are sure, good to go with your international passport.
I would give you a list of 7 good African countries that would boost your travel history in preparation for your future European or American tour.
1 . Cape Verde: With a Nigerian passport, You would be granted a visa for 50 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 90 days in this country.
Cape Verde, or Cabo Verde as fondly called, is a nation on a volcanic archipelago off the northwest coast of Africa.
It’s known for its Creole Portuguese-African culture, traditional Morna music and numerous beaches.
Its largest island, Santiago, is home to the current capital, Praia.
Santiago is also home to the old capital, Cidade Velha, with clifftop fortress Forte Real de Sao Felipe.
2 . Kenya: Holders of a Nigerian passport, would be granted E-visa for 50 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 30 days in Kenya.
With its capital in Nairobi, Kenya is a country in East Africa with coastline on the Indian Ocean.
It encompasses Savannah, lake lands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands.
It’s also home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos.
3 . Mauritius: Your Nigerian passport would grant you a visa for 50 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 90 days in this country.
Situated on an Indian Ocean island nation, known for its white sand beaches, lagoons, reefs.
The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rain forests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox.
Its main capital, Port Louis has sites such as, the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.
4 . Seychelles: Holding a Nigerian passport at this country’s port of entry, would guarantee you a E-visa for 50 dollars, for a stay up to 30 days.
The Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa.
It’s home to numerous beaches, reefs and nature reserves, as well as rare animals such as giant Aldabra tortoise.
Mahe, is a hub for visiting the other islands, is home to the nation’s capital, Victoria.
It also has the mountain rain forests of Morne Seychellois National Park and beaches, including Beau Vallon and Anse Takamaka.
5. Comoros Island: Nigerian passport holders are granted E-visa for 35 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 14 days in Comoros Island. The Comoros Islands or Comoros form an archipelago of volcanic islands situated off the south-east coast of Africa, to the east of Mozambique and north-west of Madagascar.
6 . Cambodia: With your Nigerian passport, You would be granted E-visa for 40 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 14 days in Cambodia.
Cambodia is a Southeast Asian nation whose landscape spans low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains and Gulf of Thailand coastline.
Phnom Penh is its capital, is home to the art decor Central Market, glittering Royal Palace
7 . Maldives: Maldives Immigration authority grants holders of a Nigerian passport, E-visa for 50 dollars, on arrival for a stay up to 30 days in Maldives.
The Maldives, officially the Republic of Maldives, is a small country in South Asia, located in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean.
It lies southwest of Sri Lanka and India, about 1,000 kilometers from the Asian continent.