I would say this is the time to come to Tanzania without hesitation. We have new presidents now both in the mainland and in Zanzibar. The common focus is on tourism and how the industry can be enhanced.
The president of Zanzibar has drawn out a plan that will see Zanzibar up there with the likes of Mauritius and Seychelles as a tourist attraction. The potential is there and we are positioning ourselves to support national ambitions like that.
Incoming investors would do well to have pieces of property in the Serengeti, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar. There is an airline system that connects those three destinations that can be fully taken advantage of. Investors don’t have to limit themselves to property ownership though. Investing in small aircraft services, for example, for exploring the various sites would also be a great investment.
The opportunities are there, and there is no doubt about that. You should do a proper search for what you are doing. Most investors like complaining about poor infrastructure, political instability, and poor communication. We should know that the African continent is in a developing process, and therefore you can’t expect everything to be like Europe or anywhere else. In taking the challenges, I am very confident that the African countries are working on those challenges, which will take some time to come to an end. Those challenges are the opportunities for people who want to do business in Africa, so do not wait for the problems to be over before you start your business.