If there is one thing that Nigerians lavish money on, it is on weddings. Our honeymoons are treated the same, they are simply opportunities to indulge. The only issue is that our green passport limits the numbers of locations where we can freely visit without a visit to the consulate of an embassy. For those that have no time to stress over applying for visaS but still wants to venture out of the boundaries of Nigeria for a LUXURIOUS honeymoon, this is for you (Note that you may need to apply for a visa on arrival for the destinations below).
A beautiful country in the indian ocean but still part of the African continent. Indirect flights will take 13+ hours from Lagos but the beauty that awaits you is well worth it. This country is made up of 115 islands so you will be spoiled for choice on islands to explore. The Seychelles has also become inspiration for wedding ceremonies (due to the ease of visa free travel) for Nigerians. Stay at the Four Seasons Resort and enjoy the luxury of your own villa with an infinity pool nested in the beautiful grounds (see image below).
(2) CAPE VERDE
This island country consists of 10 islands and is located 570km off the coast of West Africa. The flights to Cape Verde are a little more trickier as there are currently no direct flights from Nigeria. Total flight time is 8 hours on the shortest route but stop-overs will make journey longer depending on which airline you take. Stay at the Ibersotar Club Boa Vista in Boa Vista and look out upon Praia de Chaves, an endless stretch of white sand backed by rolling sand dunes – the perfect honeymoon for a pair of beach lovers.
A country in west africa bordered by Mauritania in the north, Mali to the east, Guinea to the southeast, and Guinea-Bissau to the southwest. The country has dramatic landscapes and is perfect for exploring the wildlife reserve. Total flight time from Lagos to Dakar (The capital of Senegal) is approx. 4 hours but includes one stop (at least). Stay at the luxurious “Fathala Lodge” and experience guided game drives, Lions walks, bush walking to mention a few activities.
Kenya with its savannah, lakelands, the dramatic Great Rift Valley and mountain highlands is a stunning destination. From Nairobi (the capital), one can visit the Maasai Mara Reserve (Home to wildlife like lions, elephants and rhinos) known for its annual wildebeest migrations. Stay at the luxurious “Governors Il Moran Camp Masai Mara Kenya Safari Camp” and experience luxury at its best. Direct flights to Nairobi from Lagos takes about 5 hours.
Hope you were inspired with my 4 luxury visa-free honeymoon destinations. Perhaps you have ideas on other visa-free destinations for Nigerians. Please share them below 🙂