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If you could open a business or work in Africa, where and what would it be?

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Apr 1st, 2007, 04:45 PM
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Good idea, Lenlu, and have a reality TV show made out of us for income.
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 03:52 AM
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Just some info on Botswana,
You can start a buss by buying a shelf company (2000pula) You need 50000 Pula as a start to get your permits.Normally 5 Years.As long as you will be employing people you should have no problems.
Here is a link with some properties and buss in Maun Botswana.
www.botswanarealestate.biz
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 05:27 AM
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I'd love to be a Mystery Shopper - be paid by the management/ owners of ALL the best safari camps/ lodges across Africa to visit their camps (without the management or camp staff knowing that I'm anything other than a regular customer) and then I'd feedback on everything that impacts a visitor - accommodation, game drive (vehicle, guides etc), meals, laundry, staff, everything and anything I could think of.

That would be heaven!

And of course they'd sometimes pay for me to take a companion and sometimes I'd travel on my own and sometimes even with friends so I could check how singles, couples and group travellers are treated!
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Apr 2nd, 2007, 03:28 PM
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That's it, perfect Kavey. Love it. And I would wear disguises, looking like Matt or Julian or Rocco or Wayne or Andy or Bill. Or maybe not, never mind.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 02:47 AM
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Tom, you made me snort out loud with laughter!
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:17 PM
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Tom

That's some disguise kit.

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Apr 3rd, 2007, 04:51 PM
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Tom, why not impersonate the women too? Crossdressing for Africa!
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:48 PM
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I would like to start a microloan company like Dr. Yunkus's Grameen Bank. I have met so many Africans who could benefit from this model. A friend has done this with a few individuals in South Africa with great success.

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Apr 3rd, 2007, 05:49 PM
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Sorry, should have been Dr. Yunus.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:07 PM
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Tuckeg,
A truly noble pursuit in the midst of all this nonsense.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:12 PM
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My life's ambition is to be a driver for a safari company that does only walking safaris. Then all my duties would be to take guests to the airstrip. Of course I would require an assistant to handle luggage, wash the hummer, and do all the maintainance.
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:16 PM
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Impersonate women too? Nah, I do that almost everyday anyway. But you know, a gorilla suit would be a great disguise don't you think?
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 06:35 PM
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"a driver for a safari company that does only walking safaris"
Hmmm, now what's wrong with this picture?
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Apr 3rd, 2007, 07:22 PM
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Nothing wrong with this picture. A 'lowly' position as a driver would allow me to maximize my time at the computer (and sat phone) so I can do day trading, watch my investments, and keep an eye on Fodorites handling our the IPO. Plus enjoy the bush all day.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 02:02 AM
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I LOVE the idea of being a mystery shopper through all the lodges! Great bus idea Kavey.

Getting a shelf company might work but how many people in Botswana need shelves?

Might have do a viability study on that one
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Apr 4th, 2007, 11:01 AM
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Hey Lynn, don't forget about our "Save the Lions & Paintballs for Mombo" plan.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 04:01 PM
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Carla,
That's right I signed up for that job too and who knows what else that I've forgotten. I'm starting to feel overworked already.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 05:59 PM
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lynn, you're overworked and you haven't even started yet. time for a vacaction, paid of course.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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Dennis, Spoken like a true freeloader. I love your attitude.
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Apr 4th, 2007, 06:30 PM
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I have been skipping this thread but the jobs I would like are:

- Researcher getting to follow a gorilla family, a mother leopard and cub or elephants and log my observations.

- part time volunteer for Doctors Without Borders. No I am not a Dcotor I can just assist.

- do religious volunteer work for my organization.
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