Best Visa Free Countries to Visit in Africa with Your Philippines Passport - Africa Travel Guide for Filipinos

Everyone thinks that only in Asia is where Filipinos can enter and travel visa-free but there are also a lot of countries you can visit visa-free, visa on arrival and e-visa in AFRICA. So here’s my list of best visa free countries to visit in Africa for Filipinos with Philippines passport.

As a Philippine Passport holder, we think it’s hard to enter Africa. However, we could enter it easier than Europe since we need a visa for all of the countries to travel. Out of the 54 countries in Africa, there are 4 Visa-Free and 22 eVisa or Visa on Arrival countries for Filipinos, so it’s a good deal already. If you’re interested in going to this very interesting and vibrant continent, we will give you the list of the visa-free countries in Africa for Filipinos ( and additional details on eVisa or VOA countries).

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Africa is the second-largest continent next to Asia. There are 54 countries in this continent, and it’s not only about animals. Africa has a colourful culture; filled with different groups and tribes. It has not only jungles or savannahs, but desserts and stunning beaches. Yed, Africa has beaches as beautiful as ours, so don’t get shocked.

When we talk about Africa, the first thing I remember is the Lion King. Perhaps, this is one of the reasons why most people have it in their bucket list. Imagine seeing these fantastic animals roaming freely that would be awesome. Now to see them hunting and catching their prey, it would be the best bonus on that African adventure.

The Gambia

Visa-Free Days: 90, before traveling, contact Gambian Immigration to get an entry clearance
Capital: Banjul
Language: English

The Gambia is a small country in Africa; if you don’t believe this content has beaches, you can start here. The beaches are so gorgeous that the average tourist spends at least two weeks enjoying what this country has to offer. What’s a plus is it’s not filled with a lot of tourists or people so, you can have the beach all to yourselves. There are also 2 UNESCO world heritage sites in this country, so might as well visit here.

What to do:

  • Relax on Kotu or Kololi Beach

  • Visit the UNESCO Sites: James Island and Stone Circles of Senegambia

  • See the panoramic view of the city at Arch 22

  • Say hello to the crocodiles at Abuko Nature Reserve

  • Book a cruise on the Gambia River

Ivory Coast

Visa-Free Days: 90
Capital: Yamoussoukro
Language: French

With French colonial heritage, abundant beach resorts and rainforest, Côte d'Ivoire is a must-see in West Africa. Though the majority is Muslims, Ivory Coast has the largest Catholic Church, which is a replica of the Cathedral in the Vatican. It also boasts of 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

What to do:

  • See wildlife at Tai National Park or Comoé National Park

  • Attend mass at Basilica of Our Lady of Peace or St. Paul’s Cathedral

  • Relax at beaches in Assouinde and Assinie

  • Tour around the city of Grand-Bassam

  • Hike or camp on Mount Nimba


Visa-Free Days: 90
Capital: Rabat
Language: Arabic and Berber

The Kingdom of Morocco is an Arab country in Africa’s Northern part. There are four historical cities in Morocco; Fez, Marrakesh, Meknes, and Rabat. For those who love pork, I’m sorry to say pork is banned in this country. If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, Gladiator or Disney’s Alladin, you should pay a visit.

What to do:

  • Tour around the ancient city of Marrakech or Fez

  • Trek at High Atlas

  • Visit Sidi Yahya, which is said to be the tomb of St. John the Baptist

  • Feel like a star at Atlas Studios, where some Hollywood movies/series are filmed

  • See the blue city of Chefchaouen

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Visa-Free Days: 90
Capital: Kigali
Language: English, French, Kinyarwanda, and Swahili

The Kingdom of Rwanda is a landlocked country in East Asia full of mountains. This country has 3 National Parks that serve as habitats for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. 

What to do:

  • Look out for mountain gorillas and golden monkeys at Volcanoes National Park

  • Be in awe of the beauty of Lake Kivu or Lake Ruhondo

  • Learn the history of the country at Kigali Genocide Memorial

  • Appreciate art through the exhibits in Inema Arts Centre

  • Trail and hike in Nyungwe Forest National Park

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List of eVisa or VOA Countries in AFRICA

In case you want to know the African countries where you can enter with an eVisa or Visa on Arrival, we’ve made a list. eVisa, by the way, means that you need to apply online for a visa a few days or weeks before going to the country. A VOA means that you can get a visa for free or for a fee in certain arrival ports of a country.

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Africa is one gorgeous continent; I have been to 15 countries in Africa, and it’s been empowering and humbling. The people were also very warm and friendly. Even though I’m a Philippine passport holder, I got to visit 15 countries in a span of 2 months!

Start your Africa travel bucket list now! It’s undoubtedly going to be quite an adventure, and I bet you will have many things to talk about when you come home. When in Africa, it’s better if you have International Vaccine Certificate to avoid getting diseases and travel insurance in case of emergencies.

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Remember with our Philippine passport, you can go to 4 countries visa-free and 22 on eVisa or Visa on Arrival in Africa. With hard work and perseverance in your dreams to travel, you will definitely reach it. Happy Travels!

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