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This week, we are looking at a tourism sector in Africa. Whether you are a person who enjoys the excitement of wonders of nature or you are thinking about business in tourism in Africa; Read on:
From a business perspective: hotels in Africa are a good investment because tourism in Africa is increasing rapidly. African holidays are become very popular for many people. There are so much to see in Africa and sometimes very unusual cultural experience.
Many African countries bank on growing dynamics in the local tourist industry for added national income. The tourism sector may not be among the crème de la crème of African opportunities and it gets overall less attention than other key sectors, but it is growing steadily and provides wonderful prospects.
UmojaAA is always there to help you reach your goals. If you have an idea, put it on the platform and let it grow. We have put together a guide for what is trending: hotels in Africa, Tourism in Africa and Holidays in Africa.
Let’s discuss a few low capital investments you can do in tourism sector in Africa:
These are 9 low capital business ideas you can start right away in Tourism sector in Africa. These 9 propositions are specific for hotels in Africa, Tourism in Africa and Holidays
You do not need much starting capital at all, because you can use the services, platforms, and even clientele of hotels and tourist agencies already operating. Your main job is to design creative tours and industry solutions and then simply to partner with industry actors.
1. Talk to the tour guide agencies.
As tourism increases they are always looking for extra vehicles, experienced freelancer historian and so on..! you can buy a 4 wheel drive vehicle and upgrade it to meet whatever the requirement is then give it to the safari guide agency who can pay monthly rental fees. Sometimes hotels in Africa are a bit far from tourist sites, that is why these vehicles are highly needed.
2. If you have a reasonable size farmland.
Offer it to be used for camping. You can make extra cash from tourists for short term stays. All you need to do is provide ammenities necessary for people to stay on the properties. For example: electricity, clean water, bbq place, toilets and easy access.
3. If you have a large house, you can rent it to tourism agencies.
Offer some rooms for visitors to stay in for a while. Sometimes tourists do not need city hotels, they just need a different cultural feeling. After all is all about getting away from the pressure of cities and work that makes people go seeking a feel of a different kind.
These types of arrangement are the real Africa holidays. After all, if the tourism in Africa continues this trajectory, then hotels in Africa will not be enough to accommodate all the visitors.
4. Use your Local Knowledge to earn an income.
If you know the local history and culture, you can make that knowledge a business. Become a tour guide, this way you can make a living while doing something you hold dear to your heritage.
The other side of the coin, visitors’ experience is very dependent on your local knowledge.
5. Start a Restaurant: local and continental on options.
Start a restaurant, every visitor to a new town is always keen to try a new food or a drink. There is always something different from a culture to another.
Showcase your cuisine, decorations, and show the world your local favourite dishes. You will be amazed on how quickly your restaurant business take off.
6. Romantic honeymoons with a twist.
Africans celebrate weddings. It’s huge. The concept of honeymoons is not so common. If couples take a time out, it is usually at some kind of location nearby. But with a fast-growing upper middle class, this is soon to change.
Honeymoon packages across Africa will sell to both Africans and others. Add something creative and unique to the traditional romantic options. For some ideas on how to start, have a look at these top ten African romantic destinations.
7. A camping site or build a resort.
Talk to your local government, Tourism in Africa is very encouraged by every government. So, the state is likely to give you land to prepare for a camping site or build a resort. There are many tourists coming from all over the world and the best businesses are the ones with the ability to welcome them.
This is a concept that is pretty popular across the Western world and I can imagine it would be an absolute hit with well-off busy parents in Africa.
They book their children to go on a holiday camp for 2 weeks during school breaks – you offer swimming, climbing, excursions, bonfire & party, and much, much more – while parents work.
I have visited many exciting summer camps in Germany and France when I was young and can tell you many wonderful tales.
8. Weekend retreats.
The concept of retreats is good business both in the Eastern World and in the West, and I believe it could be an interesting niche in Africa.
Most of it would have deep spiritual or relaxing aspects. including praying, meditation, fitness and wellness, massages and in general just getting away from the stresses of daily life in the city.
Remember, stand out to sell, especially if you have a quite competitive tourist market, and weekend retreats can deliver uniqueness.
9. Student travel arrangement on university campuses.
I remember that we had a student travel office at our university campus and one more in town that offered amazing deals for students – and it was pretty popular.
They arranged big discounts with airplane carriers, bus companies, and tours that would simply not sell out for various reasons – low season, wrong forecast, last-minute free spaces….in Africa you may add a sudden decline in tourism due to perceived threats.
Travel and tour companies would then sell some of these spots at a cheap rate to the campus travel agency and make students very happy. It would be a pretty new concept in Africa, but it may work very well in locations like South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, or Egypt among other.
Do some research starting with your target market – the students. Ask them about their travel patterns, challenges, and dreams and if they would buy.
We already figured out some of the important things to get seen by millions of customers. UmojaAA should be your first stop to put your business out there. You see Africa Tourism industry has something for everyone who is interested and think out of the box.
UmojaAA wants to change Africa’s difficult way of doing things. Easy access for everyone is very important. So, register your account right now and find yourself amazed.
There you have it. UmojaAA is a place to come and learn one or two things about African business, locals, historic significance and more. There is always something for everyone: locals Africa hotels, Africa holidays goers, and others who simply want to learn from the comfort of their home.
Hotels in Africa have always been in desperate need of a place where people can access them. The advantage of being around other people who offer similar services and products is the guarantee that many people come to see it.
At UmojaAA, there is a place designated for hotels: here, you can come and post an ad about your hotel facilities with photos. Add details and showcase why you are every tourist’s best choice. In this category you can show how many rooms, conditions of rooms amnesty etc…
At UmojaAA, this service is 100% free. So, you can use all tools available to you and get all travellers staying at your hotels. You might have brilliant ideas, good hotels and extra services you offer to customers but if they can see you and can’t find you then it is a big loss. Your business in African tourism sector will never grow.
At UmojaAA, you can create an account and start posting a nice eye-catching profile for your restaurant. People will see all that you are offering, the atmosphere of your restaurant. They will be coming to try those nice local delicious dishes.
At UmojaAA, your tourism services are going to be seen by many people. Remember travellers google everything about a destination prior to travelling. So market your services as essential to offering the best experience for travellers who come to Africa. Make the best out of the UmojaAA platform.
Whatever you plan to do in the tourism sector in Africa plan it well and post it at UmojaAA. You will be on your way to making it big in a very short time.
A last tip for your business here at UmojaAA, be kind. Give your best in everything you do. We encourage community approvals here. Your customers are your best pals and they will come back here on the platform and tell us all about their experience with your services.
If your customers are happy, then UmojaAA will reward your account with a badge of excellency. This community-based approval is a very useful tool to get more customers in your doors.
My question to you, are one of the go getter types?
If you say yes then you should already know that the first thing to do is to create an account at UmojaAA.[ii] Start learning what others are doing best, prepare a nice profile page for your business and you are set.
[i] Africa Business Jumpstart. (2015). 10 Quick Business Ideas You Can Start In Africa’s Tourism Industry Immediately. [online] Available at: http://africajumpstart.com/10-quick-business-ideas-can-start-africas-tourism-industry-immediately/ [Accessed 6 Aug. 2020].