For UK citizens who are looking to broaden their travel horizons, the world is really their oyster.
There are several African countries that offer the enticing benefit of visa-free travel for UK passport holders.
This means more convenience, less paperwork, and, most importantly, an opportunity to explore new cultures, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cities, all without the extra cost of visas.
In 2024, there are plenty of places in the world that you can travel without a visa, but if Africa is your destination of choice, these are the five African destinations where UK travellers can experience budget-friendly adventures without the visa hassle.
- South Africa
UK citizens can enjoy visa-free stays in South Africa for up to 90 days. This extended duration makes South Africa just perfect for those looking for in-depth exploration. (Have a look at our South Africa tour packages here)
Why South Africa?
There is no doubt that South Africa is home to some truly incredible travel experiences. From the iconic Table Mountain and Cape Town’s vibrant streets to those once in a lifetime safaris in the Kruger National Park, no one can argue that South Africa is a treasure trove of attractions.
And for the UK holiday maker, the money saving benefits extend to accommodation, dining, and activities, all of which makes South Africa the ideal destination for travellers holidaying on a budget.
UK travellers can visit Morocco visa-free for up to 90 days.
Morocco’s enchanting blend of culture, history, and natural beauty has a magnetic appeal, especially for those who have always wanted to have a desert holiday. When in Morocco, walking through the bustling markets in Marrakech, exploring the ancient medinas, and trekking up the Atlas Mountains, are all a must.
When planning a holiday, it helps that accommodations in Morocco are cost-effective, and the cuisine is diverse and budget-friendly, ensuring that travellers will have a fulfilling experience without breaking the bank.
Tunisia offers UK passport holders visa-free stays of up to 90 days.
Tunisia is a North African gem known well-known for its rich history and its utterly beautiful Mediterranean coastline. It’s a land of ancient ruins, including the remnants of the ancient Roman Empire, and it also has charming towns like Sidi Bou Said.
Overall, the country’s cost of living is reasonable, so you can easily find budget-friendly accommodations, dining options, and transportation.
While the Seychelles may have a reputation for luxury travel, both UK and US passport holders can explore the island visa-free for up to 90 days.
Why the Seychelles?
This tropical paradise is famous for its pristine beaches, coral reefs, and lush jungles. The archipelago offers a unique blend of African, French, and British cultures, and despite its reputation for luxury, the more budget-conscious travellers can look forward to affordable guesthouses, self-catering options, and cheap but delicious local cuisine.
UK citizens can stay in Kenya for up to 90 days without a visa, providing plenty of time for exploration.
Kenya is a wildlife lover’s dream.
Here the Big Five roam freely in their natural habitat and can be spotted while you are on safari in the Maasai Mara or while you explore the Great Rift Valley.
Although the country is teeming with opportunities for adventure, it is still budget-friendly. Kenya is home to affordable lodges, and for those who want a more rustic stay campsites are readily available.
Benefits of Visa-Free Travel
Visa-free travel comes with numerous advantages. Not having to apply for a visa is guaranteed to simplify your journey, by reducing the need for complicated applications, expensive fees, and that frustrating waiting period.
And besides, visa-free travel gives you greater flexibility, allowing you to make spontaneous travel decisions.
Are you travelling to Africa from the UK in 2024? Make sure that you book your holiday with ATC. Our team of travel consultants are up to date on all of the latest visa news and changes, and we can help you find the perfect destination to suit your expectations and your budget.