The world’s second-largest continent and second most populous, Africa, may not be the dream-continent to live, in particular for those seeking comfort. However, the continent that covers about one-fifth of the total land surface of Earth is unique in many ways, and many have chosen it to be their home despite of having the chance to live anywhere else in the world.

Africa has the youngest populations amongst all the continents and hosts a large diversity of ethnicities, cultures, and languages. The continent is widely accepted as the place of origin of humans

Its climate ranges from tropical to subarctic, with the northern half desert or arid, while the central and southern areas of the continent are both savanna plains and dense jungle.

It is home to some of the world’s most beautiful natural wonders and mysterious ancient ones. The table mountain in Cape Town, Sossusvlei Dunes in Namibia, the Victoria Falls in Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, and of course the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt.

To travel to Africa for tourism and business purposes, depending on traveler’s nationality, a visa, e-visa, visa-on-arrival, or travel authorization may be required. On the other hand moving to any of the countries for long-term stays, as for work, retirement, or to join family, long-stay visas and residence permits are usually required.

Today there are 54 sovereign countries in Africa, and each of them has different visa policies’. These countries are:

Algeria Angola Benin
Botswana Burkina Faso Burundi
Cabo Verde Cameroon Central African Republic (CAR)
Chad Comoros Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the Cote d’Ivoire Djibouti
Egypt Equatorial Guinea Eritrea
Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) Ethiopia Gabon
Gambia Ghana Guinea
Guinea-Bissau Kenya Lesotho
Liberia Libya Madagascar
Malawi Mali Mauritania
Mauritius Morocco Mozambique
Namibia Niger Nigeria
Rwanda Sao Tome and Principe Senegal
Seychelles Sierra Leone Somalia
South Africa South Sudan Sudan
Tanzania Togo Tunisia
Uganda Zambia Zimbabwe