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Why You Need To Take Advantage Of The Visa Openness And E-visa In Africa

Updated: Sep 24, 2023

An image of Egyptian art

Now more than ever, travelling has never been this much easier. Who would have thought a pandemic would remodel the way we lived and worked?

The pandemic rather than suppressing us has bloomed our hearts and minds to many possibilities humanity slept on for so long. Where as it is easy to live and work from almost everywhere in the world now, travel and tour has never been this much exciting yet productive.

All thanks to the digital age, Africa, with their diverse cultures, stunning landscapes, and rich histories, has now been seen for what it real is and has always been.

Worried about work while on vacation? Why not see the world with your office in your backpack? Worried the kids would miss out on a few classes? Why not come along with their virtual tutor?

As if being a digital nomad or an online-student is not much fun, the growing use of e-Visa facilities on the African continent and the advent of visa openness is here to change the game.

In this article, Melanin Travels Magic recommends five African countries to see before the year ends.

1. Egypt: Unveiling Ancient Wonders with Ease

Camel back riding

Egypt, the land of pharaohs and pyramids, has embraced technology to simplify the entry process for visitors. From all over the world, travelers can now apply for Egypt's visa online, eliminating the need to visit an embassy or consulate.

Whether you're drawn to the mysteries of the Sphinx or the grandeur of the Nile, the e-Visa makes exploring this ancient land more convenient than ever.

2. Kenya: Safari Adventures Made Effortless

Zebra from a National Park reserve in Kenya

For those seeking thrilling wildlife encounters and breathtaking landscapes, Kenya has long been one of the most favoured destinations. With the implementation of its e-Visa system, the application process has become swift and accessible.

Whether you're planning a safari in the Maasai Mara or a visit to the bustling city of Nairobi, visiting Kenya is now just a few clicks away.

3. Rwanda: A Visionary Nation Embraces Technology

Arial view of hilly area in Rwanda

Rwanda, often referred to as the "Land of a Thousand Hills," has made remarkable progress in recent years, and this includes its approach to tourism. The e-Visa system in Rwanda exemplifies the nation's commitment to innovation and sustainability.

Exploring the picturesque landscapes and gorilla habitats of Volcanoes National Park is now more convenient and environmentally friendly.

4. Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls and Beyond

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is home to one of the most spectacular natural wonders, Victoria Falls. With the introduction of the e-Visa system, experiencing this awe-inspiring marvel has become simpler. Travelers can now apply online, ensuring a smooth entry process and more time to marvel at the sheer power and beauty of the falls.

5. Ethiopia: Bridging the Past and Present

An ancient church building in the ground in Ethiopia

Ethiopia's rich history, diverse culture, and stunning landscapes have long attracted curious travelers. With the e-Visa system, exploring ancient churches, trekking in the Simien Mountains, and experiencing the vibrant city of Addis Ababa have all become more accessible. The electronic visa has opened doors to the country's wonders while fostering a more streamlined entry process.

6. South Africa: A Nation of Diversity and Beauty

A vibrant image of Joburg South Africa

South Africa boasts of an incredible variety of experiences, from the vibrant city life of Cape Town to the wild beauty of Kruger National Park. The introduction of the e-Visa system simplifies the process of entering this diverse country, ensuring that travelers can make the most of their time exploring its captivating landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

7. Seychelles: Island Paradise Made Simple

Ever beautiful beach of Seychelles

The stunning Seychelles islands have always been a dream destination for beach lovers and water enthusiasts. With the convenience of the e-Visa system, paradise is just a few clicks away. Be you yearning to bask on pristine beaches or explore coral reefs, the streamlined entry process enhances the allure of this idyllic destinations.

The adoption of e-Visa facilities by various African nations has undoubtedly transformed the way travelers experience the continent. By simplifying the visa application process and reducing bureaucratic hurdles, these countries are opening their doors wider to the world.

As technology continues to advance, we can expect more African nations to embrace e-Visa systems, further promoting tourism, cultural exchange, and economic growth across the continent.

So, whether you're drawn to the ancient wonders of Egypt, the vibrant cultures of Kenya and Ethiopia, or the natural beauty of Zimbabwe and Seychelles, be rest assured that Africa prepares you room. Ahoy! Pack your bags as the president of Botswana welcomes you:

“Our continent is renowned for

its beauty and the quality of

establishments and high service

excellence. However, to harness this

potential we have to work together.

The only way to achieve success and

unprecedented tourism growth, and

job creation, is by coming together,

capitalizing on each other’s strengths

and working as one.”

Dr. Mokgweetsi Masisi

So come! Come, sons and daughters of nations. Come and feel at home. Only when you feel at home, will you make Africa a special home you too would love to dwell in forever.

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