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Africa – No Visa Required?

I’m hoping for a return trip to the continent in Season 5. Maybe Uganda, Ethiopia or Morocco. Yes, some African countries require a visa (I.e. Ghana), but it’s a big continent and there are many that do not. Here is a resource if any of you are planning or thinking of traveling to Africa and want to know where a visa is NOT required and a US Passport will get the job done.
 
As always, double check the info before you go as things change frequently.
 
You don’t want to have happen to you what happened to me years ago on a long planned trip to Brazil. I arrived at the airport and the American Airlines ticket agent asked for a Visa and I responded that I only had a Mastercard.
 
Long story short, I sheepishly caught a taxi back home to cool my heels for 3 days (too embarrassed to go back to the office, as everyone assumed I was already chilling in Brazil).
 
I was able to pay through the nose for an “emergency” visa, and eventually left on my trip 3 days later but had to cut my trip short from 10 to 7 days because of it.
 
Funny story but not a pleasant experience at the time. That’s right.. I’m a travel enthusiast.. NOT a travel expert. Please feel free to remind me of that from time to time. Fun travels all! http://www.africaranking.com/visa-free-african-countries-for-americans-us-passport/