Africa’s fastest and most reliable lightning node

Connecting African retailers to their customers, Africa Free Routing enables fast and cost-effective Bitcoin payments for African users, empowering businesses and individuals in Africa to accept Bitcoin as a reliable form of payment.

At Africa Free Routing, our focus is on the mission rather than the money. We operate on a non-profit basis, ensuring that all profits generated are dedicated to Bitcoin education and adoption initiatives in Africa.

By obtaining an inbound channel from us, you directly contribute to advancing Bitcoin’s positive impact on the African continent, enabling more individuals and businesses to accept Bitcoin and embrace this transformative technology. Join us in expanding the reach of Bitcoin adoption in Africa today.

Buy Inbound Liquidity from us:

Order liquidity from us effortlessly in just two steps:

1️⃣ Fill out and submit the form.

2️⃣ Pay the displayed lightning invoice

Channels will be opened within 24 hours of payment being received.

We will open channels at a maximum fee rate of 20sats/vb. Should you wish to pay more than this to have your transaction clear faster, please be sure to leave your contact details.

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We charge an additional 20,000 sat fee per transaction to cover mining costs.

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What Our Customers Are Saying About Us

Great Service

I am thrilled to express my utmost satisfaction with Africa Free Routing’s Lightning channel service. The routing efficiency, reliability, and overall user experience have been truly outstanding. I highly recommend Africa Free Routing for their seamless payment routing within the Lightning Network. Thank you, Africa Free Routing, for providing an exceptional service and for sponsoring Bitcoin education in Africa


Max Trotter

Highly Recommended

I have been using Africa Free Routing for the past few months, and currently have three channels open with them. They have consistently been some of my best routing peers, and the customer service I've received has been outstanding. I recommend them highly, and encourage anyone looking to improve their node's capacity to take advantage of their services. It's also rewarding to be able to contribute to the growth of the Lightning Network and bitcoin adoption in Africa.

Maybe: Daniel ⚡️