Keen to get away for a Vacation this summer? Well, while the cost of travel does go up during Summer holiday periods, there are still affordable deals to be found.
From flights to Various destinations to comprehensive island break packages, here are nine affordable Visa-free options to consider this Summer.
Note: While the prices quoted are what we discovered at the time of publishing, prices are subject to change depending on demand.
The beautiful archipelago of Zanzibar is home to beaches with impossibly turquoise waters, as well as the historic Stone Town, which is peppered with Omani influence. Pictured is the rooftop Tea House Restaurant. The good news is that various Airlines run affordable flights to the tropical island, and their holidays there, including flights and hotels, start from N480,000 per person (these were the quoted prices at the time of searching). The best bit is that the hotels on offer as part of their packages are all seriously luxe four- and five-star options.
Cairo, an apparently chaotic metropolis does not take long to become acclimatized to. Located at the edge of the city are the Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx, at the last outpost before finding oneself in the desert. Not too far away are Memphis and Saqqara with their own pyramids and treasures. A must visit on Egypt trips is the superb Egyptian Museum bursting at the seams with relics from the past. Also, take time to visit the Citadel and the Khan El Khalili Bazaar to round off your stay. All-Inclusive Holiday Package from N450,000 per person
Enjoy a relaxing spa treatment at your resort or indulge in a local ritual spa experience. Take a day charter tour and spot dolphins or go on a fishing or snorkeling trip. Try delicious local fish curries at small “hotaa” cafés in Malé, the capital city, or enjoy modern European cuisine at your resort. Reach the Maldives by plane to Malé and the southern atoll of Addu. Explore the islands by boat, seaplane taxis and private yacht. All inclusive package from N650,000 per person.
Suspended in the Indian Ocean, miles east of Kenya and north of Madagascar, is a 115-island archipelago so beautiful, early British explorers thought they had stumbled upon the Garden of Eden. Though remote, Seychelles attract visitors who come for the ultimate romantic escape. After all, there are few places more isolated than this heavenly cluster of islands.
Of course, there’s more to Seychelles than pristine beaches and water so clear, you never lose sight of your feet. In addition to unabashed natural beauty and wildlife, the main island of Mahé, where the capital Victoria is located, boasts beautiful French and British colonial architecture. And that’s to say nothing of the incredible seafood and incredible resorts. All-inclusive package from N450,000
The island of Mauritius is a somewhat well-known destination in Europe. Mauritius is an entire nation of immigrants, many of which are from India. The official language of the island is English, however, more people speak French and Mauritian Creole. The fact that almost all of the locals speak English makes this an ideal destination for English-speaking travelers. Creole is the informal language and is spoken in homes and between friends. This language was created by the slaves in the 18th century because they needed a language to communicate with other slaves and with their French masters. All-inclusive package from N485,000
Kenya’s capital city has risen in a single century from a brackish uninhabited swampland to a thriving modern capital. Modern Nairobi is still the safari capital of Africa, but the modern world has quickly caught up with the city. A frontier town no more, Nairobi has become one of Africa’s largest, and most interesting cities.
Nairobi is a city that never seems to sleep. The entire town has a boundless energy and is thriving place where all of human life can be found. This is a place of great contrasts where race, tribe, and origin all become facets of a unique Nairobi character. The city has not lost its sense of the past, with an excellent museum and the historical home of Karen Blixen, author of Out of Africa open to visitors.
This is not a modern capital separated from the great wilderness that surrounds it. Just outside the city is Nairobi National Park, 113 sq km of plains, cliffs, and forest. The park is home to large herds of Zebra, Wildebeest, Buffalo, Giraffe and more. Rhino, Cheetah, and a large number of Lions are all found here, living wild within 20 minutes of the center of town. All-inclusive package from N450,000
Peacefully nestled along picturesque hilltops, Kigali is a thriving African city immediately notable for its cleanliness, orderliness, and hospitality. Kigali is a great place to begin or end any Rwanda journey as it’s conveniently located in the geographic center of the country. The city is clean and safe, with extremely welcoming people. Travelers will enjoy exploring the great cultural activities – including several award-winning museums, burgeoning music scene, and some of East Africa’s most memorable dining experiences. All-inclusive package from N380,000
With its welcoming beaches, gorgeous hinterland, rich culture, vibrant cities, diverse wildlife, easy transport and affable inhabitants, it’s no wonder Ghana is sometimes labeled ‘Africa for beginners’. No trip can be complete without a visit to Ghana’s coastal forts, poignant reminders of a page of history that defined our modern world.
Travel north and you’ll feel like you’ve arrived in a different country, with a different religion, geography, and cultural practices. The beauty is that this diversity exists so harmoniously, a joy to experience and a wonder to behold in uncertain times. All-inclusive package from N345,000
Outside Gidi (as Lagosians call their city), you may feel as if you’re a lone explorer getting a glimpse of the raw edges of the world, immersing yourself in deep and layered cultures. From Yoruba shrines to the slave ports, from the ancient Muslim cities of the north (currently out of bounds for security reasons) to the river deltas, and among stunning natural environments – there are plenty of wonderful antidotes to a sometimes exhausting journey. All-inclusive package from N75,000