Monthly Archives: October 2014

8 Ways To Run A Successful Safari Camp In Africa

Foreword

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Running a successful camp or lodge in Africa is a taxing and trying business by any means. Competition is high, tourist numbers are low and the local population can be pesky and troublesome what with their goats and lack of disposable income.

However after trawling a large cross section of lodge and camp websites in Africa over the past couple of years, according to the rules of the internet I hereby declare myself an expert on this matter and all scribblings here should be treated as gospel. I believe I have come up with a matrix, nay, a financial elixir of sorts that will have you raking in those tourist dollars in no time should you decide to go down this line of business. The points below can be applied both to your marketing and camp in equal measure.

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Nandi Hills – Much More Than Tea

“When you go back tell them we are here; we are waiting for them.”

Words  often heard from people in places in Kenya that have so much to offer the Kenyan tourism circuit but do not get the visitors, domestic or otherwise that they so richly deserve.   For some reason during my visit to Nandi County, this time they hit very close to home. Nandi is not only about tea, there’s much more to see.

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