The universal answer that holds Africans back from traveling around the world is money, this prevents a lot of youths and young adult of my age to embark on their dream trips. I am going to share with you my simple tips to achieve a greater and affordable trip this year.
There are actually numerous ways to travel cheap or even free, Yes! free. There are plenty of ways to travel around the world when you have no money if you’re willing to be creative. Sounds like a distant dream, an impossible dream, traveling the world without money. But trust me it’s possible, and can be achieved without breaking the bank. It can be done responsibly.
Traveling for free means taking advantage of the free housing, transport and events that are already out there and reducing the expenses to zero.
Traveling need not to be expensive. You can make your travel dreams a reality, with the right budget and the right mindset. Even if you don’t earn much or are in debt, there’s still plenty of ways to go overseas. They may not be luxurious or fancy, but if travel is your priority then you can certainly make it happen by following these steps…
- If you’re from Nigeria like me with a Nigerian passport or any other African country then first of all, need to check the visa free countries which you are allowed to enter.
- Make a bucklist of which countries you wish to travel to within the year and based on your passport you are allowed a certain number of stay.
- Your expenses for the trip will depend on the number of days you wish to stay. You can book for your flights on Hopper.
- Top of your list, check out the flight tickets for the desired country you wish to visit first and to get the cheapest rates, always book a month ahead of time for your round trip on sites like.
- Book for accommodation for the desired number of days you wish to stay on Booking.com.
For Nigerian passport holders these are some countries worth traveling to…
- Barbados – visa free for 6 months
- Bangladesh – visa on arrival, 30 days permit
- Cambodia – visa on arrival, 30 days permit
- Dominica – visa on arrival, 21 days permit
- Fiji – visa free for 4 months
- Haiti – visa free for 3 months
- Madagascar – visa on arrival, 90 days permit
- Mauritius – visa free for 90 days
- Maldives – visa on arrival, 30 days permit
- Ghana – visa free
If you wish to travel, don’t let an entry-level salary, a student loan balance or whatever the case may be stop you. With the right attitude, information, savings and strategy, anyone can see the world on even the smallest of budgets.