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U.S. Travelers Can Visit These 10 African Countries Without A Visa

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Africa is growing in popularity with American tourists.

U.S. travelers are planning bucket-list trips to South Africa and cultural explorations in the North African countries of Morocco and Egypt. Safari travel to Africa is also surging in popularity again.

In fact, America is officially the most safari-loving nation in the world. 63% of all safari bookings in 2022 came from the U.S.

woman in blue alley in morocco

But overseas travel for U.S. citizens often requires a visa. Visa applications can add time, money, not to mention paperwork, to your list of things to do before you go on vacation.

For this reason, many travelers look to enjoy visa-free travel.

With that in mind, here are 10 African countries U.S. travelers can visit right now without a visa:

Botswana

U.S. travelers can stay for up to 90 days in each 12-month period in Botswana without a visa.

Botswana is a popular safari destination for American tourists. People visit for the incredible range of wildlife and the exciting adventures offered.

Botswana boasts a wide range of different landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the sands of the famous Kalahari Desert or explore the lush green of the Okavango Delta.

Tourists watching elephants on safari in Botswana

Mauritius

Provided they don’t plan to spend more than 90 days in Mauritius, U.S. citizens can enter the country without a tourist visa.

Mauritius is often referred to as Paradise Island. And it’s easy to see why. It is a dream beach vacation location.

Travelers can enjoy a tropical climate and incredible views. Expect white-sand beaches, wild waterfalls, and lush green mountain ranges.

Aerial view of the nature reef in a beautiful colorful bay, Mauritius island

Eswatini

U.S. travelers can visit Eswatini for up to 30 days without a visa. This applies to both business and leisure travelers.

Eswatini (also known as Swaziland) is a tiny country and Africa’s last absolute monarchy. This means that the monarch has supreme power here.

The country boasts a huge number of parks and nature reserves and fascinating wildlife safaris. It is one of the few places in the world where you can see both black and white rhinos in the same place.

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White rhinos in Eswatini

Morocco

Provided they have evidence of a return flight ticket, U.S. citizens can enter Morocco without a visa for up to 90 days.

Morocco is quickly growing in popularity with U.S. travelers. It is a country with rich cultural diversity and beautiful architecture.

Visitors can ride camels or watch the sunset in the Saharan desert, and go shopping in the colorful souks.

Morocco is often referred to as the jewel of North Africa thanks to its historical significance and cultural importance in the region.

A Square Minaret Seen Through Bab Bou Jeloud Gate In Fes, Morocco

Namibia

U.S. travelers can visit Namibia without a visa for periods of fewer than 90 days.

Namibia may not be the most well-known African destination, but it is home to the world’s oldest desert. The Namib desert has been around for at least 55 million years. It is considered to be a fantastic destination for adventure travelers.

Namibia is also famous for the high quality of the diamonds it produces if you want to do a little luxury shopping on your vacation.

Namib desert in Namibia

Senegal

You can stay in Senegal for up to 90 days without a visa if you’re a U.S. citizen.

Senegal is the most visited destination in Western Africa. It boasts beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.

Most visitors to Senegal will land in Dakar. This is a vibrant, high-energy city and a great place to eat delicious local dishes and explore the artistry and craftsmanship of the famous local markets.

But getting out of the city and exploring the countryside and the coastline in Senegal is the best way to really get to know this beautiful country.  

Colorful street in Senegal

Lesotho

If you are traveling with a U.S. passport and spending less than 30 days in Lesotho, then you won’t need a visa.

This South African country is easily accessible from both Durban and Johannesburg and is nicknamed ‘The Kingdom in the Sky’. This is because it’s the only independent state on Earth that exists entirely above 1,000 meters.

Lesotho is a beautiful and culturally rich country. Despite its proximity to South Africa, it has a bold and unique personality that is all its own.

A traditional hut house in Lesotho

Sao Tome And Principe

If you are visiting Sao Tome and Principe for a period of less than 15 days, then U.S. passport holders won’t need a visa.

Sao Tome and Principe is a small, two-island country that covers just 960 square kilometers. It is a remote destination that is small by perfectly formed.

Travelers choose Sao Tome and Principe for its remarkable natural beauty. It is a popular destination for nature-based tourism thanks to its incredible rainforests and rich biodiversity.

Cao Grande Peak In Sao Tome And Principe, Africa

Tunisia

U.S. citizens can travel to Tunisia visa-free if they are staying in the country for 90 days or less.

Many people choose Tunisia for a beach vacation, but it has so much more to offer than just its pristine sandy shoreline.

Its exciting souks, UNESCO world heritage monuments, and world-class cuisine make Tunisia a must-visit vacation destination.

Tourists Swimming In The Mediterranean Sea Off The Coast Of Tunisia, In North Africa, Maghreb Region

South Africa

U.S. citizens can travel to South Africa visa-free if they are staying in the country for 90 days or less.

This is the most popular African destination for U.S. travelers because it has so much to offer. South Africa is a huge country that spans over 471 thousand square miles. This vast space covers a wide range of biodiversity, and the country has three capital cities.

Tourists can enjoy an iconic African safari, an authentic village experience, and an exciting city break in one place.

Camps Bay Beach Near Cape Town, South Africa, Bounded By The Bright Blue South Atlantic Sea In The Continent Of Africa

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Nkemakonam Joseph NWANAGU

Monday 2nd of October 2023

Which country is Visa free

Vikosa

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

US Passport holders need Visas obtained upfront before arriving in Nigeria for some reasons.

1- Reciprocation on how Africans are treated on the US visa policy.

2- Fear of espionage and cultural displacement.

3- Fear of abusing the previledge such as using the opportunity to unleash biological warfare and using African soil as guinea pig for depopulation experiments.

We must screen right from the US who arrives at our various Ports. You cant let people sponsored by Bill Gate to de- populate Africa jump into the aircraft to Africa as tourists and then with evils in mind. This is how Hiv was brought into these countries that allow the visa on arrival.

In Nigeria only African and Caribbean Passports are visa on arrival for absolute security reasons.

Rich fitzwilson

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

send updates on free visa country for us citizen

Zelley

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Thank you for sharing such Wonderful and Beautiful African Countries, you can visit without a Visa.

HIBUJJI IVAN

Wednesday 26th of July 2023

Uganda is one of the beautiful country rich in culture, wildlife safari. The people are welcome their hospitality is breathtaking. also famous for endangered species where it's 52% of the total population of gorillas in the world. Enjoying the world's longest river #River Nile #Ask me about Uganda