Nigerians are among the most travelled people in Africa and the world. Some even jokingly say: “any nation you don’t find a Nigerian, run out of there” as something may be wrong with that nation or there is no opportunity there.
However, there are some African countries that Nigerian travellers have confirmed as the most difficult for them to get into or live in.
Nigerians risk their lives through the desert to reach Libya and many have died doing that. They prefer Libya because is their ticket to reach Europe or work in Libya.
Some of them have gotten entangled in slave rings and slave trades on their way to Libya and in Libya. Hundreds of Nigerians have been deported from Libya and many are in jail in the Afro-Arab nation.
Nigerians can’t get into South-Sudan on a visa free basis. They need to visit the embassy and apply for a visa like traveling to any other foreign nation.
South-Sudan Mundari Tribe
Nigerians often get frustrated when they are rejected thinking why should entering this African nation be that tough.
Botswana is a country famous for discipline and less corruption with luxurious wildlife experiences. The country also has a strong immigration law that is not easily manipulated.
To travel as a Nigerian to the Southern Africa nation, you need to apply for a tourist visa or process a legitimate work permit, if your intention is to work there.
Bull Elephants locking horns in Okavango Delta Botswana
But their official website once said: “All Citizens of Commonwealth countries do not require visa except those from Bangladesh, Cameroon, Ghana, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.” So…
Concerning Botswana, visa paper.com said: “Botswana visa requirements for Nigerian citizens does not seem difficult except you intend to travel on a business visit. We have various requirement peculiar to each visa type. Which ever one you apply, a certified copy of your data page must go with your Botswana visa application, irrespective of the visa type.
Botswana visa application in Nigeria goes to Botswana High Commission in Abuja for processing.
If you intend to visit Botswana, you need to plan ahead and ensure you are familiar with the Botswana visa requirement for Nigerian citizens. You need a minimum of 30 days before your travel date to prepare for your trip”.
4:Swaziland: Nigerians are part of the people that require at least a tourist visa to enter this landlocked African kingdom. Many Nigerians wonder why they need visa to enter a nation that is one-twelfth of their 20 million people-populated Lagos. The country’s population is estimated at 1.1 million for 2020.
King Mswati III of Swaziland (Club of Mozambique)
This Southern Africa nation is officially the Republic of Namibia. It is western bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and shares land borders with Zambia and Angola to the north.
This nation also requires Nigerian to process their visa like any other traveler and offers no special perks or privileges to Nigerians.
Note: travel rules changes. Confirm all info before you travel as some of the details here may no longer hold in future.