Visa free entries may only be one piece of the interconnected African states puzzle, but it is nonetheless a very important one. Fear of job loses and security concerns are among the perception of the negative impacts of liberalizing entry visas. Yet having an efficient and affordable visa procurement process opens doors to African visitors and investors, scaling Africa in terms of growth and development.
Some African countries have embraced the idea of Visa openness, a bold step that has seen their tourism sector boom positively affecting their GDP in terms of job opportunities and business growth. If you love traveling, you might want to take advantage of the visa-free nations in Africa, and start putting things in order for the big day.
With a Kenyan passport, you can travel to over sixty African countries. Alternatively, you can get a visa on arrival when traveling to some of these countries. Here are some of the countries that should be in your list of destinations for 2019.
Thought of climbing Mt Kilimanjaro or visiting Serengeti National Park? To travel to Tanzania you will need a passport with at least six months of validity remaining. When you finally land you can convert your currency to Tanzania shillings at banks, currency exchange offices or in most hotels depending on how favourable the exchange rate is to facilitate your expenditure.
Museveni’s territory is best known for its landscape and wildlife, a major driver of employment, investment and foreign exchange, contributing up to $1.88 billion to Uganda’s economy. Tourist attractions in Uganda include national game parks, game reserves, traditional sites, and natural tropical forests with larger and darker olive baboons.
For those who enjoy nature, rugged landscapes, spectacular sand dunes and wildlife viewing, Namibia is your destination. It is an arid land which is among the few scarcely populated countries in the world. The Skeleton Coast in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia or Sossusvlei an enormous clay pan surrounded by gigantic, red sand dunes in Namib dessert will blow off your mind.
One of the island nation situated in the Indian Ocean, best for its beautiful beaches, lagoons and reefs, with its many rainforests, waterfalls and national parks is Mauritius. Black River Gorges National Park, Seven Colored Earth, the Chamarel Waterfall are said to be among the best attractions in the island
Among the popular and exclusive safari destinations in your Visa free list of destinations should be Botswana. From attractive sites such as the Okavango Delta, the Kalahari Desert to Chobe National Park, you get a treat of environmental conservations, wildlife, and cultural heritage.
Of the West African countries, Ghana should top your list. It was ranked as Africa’s most peaceful country by the Global Peace Index. It is the home of the world’s largest man-made lake Lake Volta, exotic wildlife and national parks.
It has the largest population of any landlocked country in the world. Its location, its size, its resources, its historical position, and its basic political orientations, have played a key role in its economic strength. Among the most frequented tourists’ attraction sites include, Danakil depression, Blue Nile Falls, and the ancient Ethiopian monuments
Visiting Zimbabwe is something to look forward to as a travel enthusiast. There are a number of exotic tourist attractions places including, Victoria Falls, The great Zimbabwe National Monument, Hwange national park among others.
It is the largest in islands in Africa. It has abundant if resources for tourists, with nature, cultural and historical diversity. The sandy beaches, mangrove forest and national parks will keep you busy.
Last but not least, The Kingdom of Eswatini.