Could Africa become a good destination for digital nomads?

No, because of lack of access to the EU single market.
15% (5 votes)
Yes, because of the low cost of living and the good weather.
18% (6 votes)
No, because of the lack of infrastructure and street safety.
67% (22 votes)
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Objectively, I don’t belong to digital nomads and don’t have such people among my friends. So my answer to this question was based on the assumption that digital nomads are usually young and middle-aged. For them, an important prerequisite is the ability to work productively, i.e. convenience for work (first of all, access to quality Internet, the presence of co-working spaces), as well as the opportunity to spend good time off from work. However, digital nomads, like any of us, have priorities. It is important for someone to accumulate start-up capital as quickly as possible. Such individuals are guided by a high level of remuneration (payments for their job) and low cost of living. It is important for someone to have traditional infrastructure (catering, hotel rooms, or coffee shops). However, safety is an important prerequisite for all employees (achieving not only business goals, but also a peaceful environment). In my opinion, only certain countries of the African continent meet these conditions. So I chose one of the “no” answers.
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Africa is an undeveloped continent where insecurity is a taboo debate. we can also see the lack of adapted infrastructure. it would be impossible for the digital nomads to come .. the quality of the communication is not developed. so we have to see if there will be any benefits in that, the young Africans having no notion of this will not be interested . for this to be possible it would take time (first of all to set up an impeccable internet connection without fault to have infrastructures answering the norm and mobilized the people on those for what they came). For security there is a lack. Africa being a continent can develop there is unemployment and that push young people to become criminals, robbers ... digital nomads will not be safe. it might happen someday (that Africa becomes a destination for digital nomads) but would not be right now.
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I think it would be beneficial because there is still affordable cost of living and things do not cost so much in sub-Saharan countries
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Africa is a very diverse continent so of course, some countries are very well suited as a destination for digital nomads, because of the low cost of living, good weather and some other positive factors like vibrant nightlife or good connections to other parts of the world (mostly by plane). These places on the continent are also very popular among tourists from around the world(Egypt, Tunisia, etc.). But places with many tourists usually are not so cheap so the cost of living factor is not so strong and when we combine recent problems that many countries in the northern part of Africa faced with Islamic terrorists, even these countries fail to become a good destination for digital nomads. Cheaper parts of Europe, for example, Croatia is much more secure and it compensates a not by far larger cost of living then in tourist parts of Africa. In the poll above I voted "No, because of the lack of infrastructure and street safety". It is well known that most of the African countries deal with many problems, so they are not a good destination for digital nomads jet, and have to go a very long way to be it in the future.
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Africa is an extremely interesting, very promising, but most poorly mastered by digital nomads region. Africa cannot be a good place for digital nomads for lack of infrastructure and street security. In Africa, very poor infrastructure, creating a strong discomfort for travel. Digital nomads often go to live and work in other countries that they like. They want to live here for a year or more, but they can't get a work visa because they don't physically have a job in this country. A tourist visa often limits the time of stay in the country to several months. An example of a flexible visa policy that responds to new challenges could be Estonia — the first country in the world to introduce a special visa for "digital nomads". According to estimates of the Estonian Ministry of Internal Affairs, this can lead to less than 1.4 thousand foreigners annually.
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I believe that for the moment and for the next 10-20 years, Africa is not a good digital destination for digital nomads. I agree with the fact that Africa have some amazing countries (talking about the weather, landscapes, nature in perspective) and are amazing for traveling and relax, but I don't think that they create the context for the digital nomads to work. When I'm talking about the condition to work I talk about the safety that you feel when you are in a place and the good conditions to work ( internet, technology, infrastructure). Being in a country where this type of worker isn't something common, can be provocative and a little dangerous. In the same time, I think, because the fact that Africa isn't such a travel destination, the politics regarding the foreign aren't very clear and in the advantage of the traveller (there are a lot of countries where English isn't known by the authorities). Also there can be problems with the period of stay in the country - Visa problem. Because the most of the countries are poor, it's hard to provide food or to go from a place to another. In conclusion, I believe that Africa needs to develop the laws regarding to travelers and their infrastructure and after 20 years it can be an option for a Digital Nomad.
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Africa is arguably the world’s most underrated continent. Digital nomads come in all forms. You could be a writer, designer, editor, photographer or online teacher. And that’s just the beginning. Frankly, the options are endless. They travel freely while still maintaining a job. One of the most popular attractions that makes Africa, and in particular Southern Africa, well-known around the world is a wildlife safari expedition. Witness the wildebeest migration in Kenya and Tanzania, or glide alongside hippos and crocodiles in a traditional canoe in Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Look for the Big 5 in South Africa’s Kruger National Park or Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, one of the world’s greatest national parks. Trek with gorillas in Uganda, or track endangered rhino species by foot in Namibia. It’s all possible on a luxury African safari expedition,an digital nomad must explore Africa. The vast geographical size of the African continent and its topography means that the myriad of gorgeous landscapes and sceneries are endless. From Cape Town’s mountains and surfable waves, to Namibia’s sand dunes, and the tropical beaches of Zanzibar, the natural landscapes awaiting you will leave you in awe. And the variety doesn’t stop there. The thundering Victoria Falls at the Zambia/Zimbabwe border, the snowy slopes of Lesotho, Lake Malawi, the Sahara desert, and the canyons of the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia make Africa as diverse as any other continent on earth.The diversity of African cultures exists not only between countries, but even within one nation. In South Africa for instance, there are eleven official languages, depicting each culture that it belongs to. With so much to discover, there are endless possibilities to learn something new and explore ancient traditions. The Masai Mara tribes in Kenya and Tanzania are fierce warriors who still follow a nomadic lifestyle, while the heavy Arab influence is still very much prevalent in the Northern African countries. Music plays a huge part in many African cultures as well, and is usually interlinked with traditional customs, religious beliefs, and important rituals. The pyramids of Egypt are one of the most famous architectural phenomena around the world. Aside from the pyramids, there is plenty of other historic and interesting architecture to admire as well. The city of Chefchaouen in Morocco, for example, attracts visitors with its multitude of houses painted in a various shades of blue. Stone Town and its buildings in Zanzibar are reflections of the blend of cultures that shapes the archipelago, with buildings and large wooden doors depicting Arabic and Indian influences, carved balconies and European churches. Modern architecture in Johannesburg indicate the innovative aspect of the city, while the medieval churches of Ethiopia tell us of its former kingdoms and emperors.
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In my opinion, no, because of the lack of infrastructure and street safety. The current state of African infrastructure is a serious obstacle to the economic development of the continent. A recent World Bank study shows that it is through this that progress is reduced by 2% annually. In addition, logistics problems account for more than 40% of African business costs, making Africa the poorest of the continents.
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The question is "Could ?" and my answer is YES! It could be! And this "could" means "if". There is a probability. To be a complete Yes they should do some things to make it sure, secure, safe, functional from any type of view and any way of living. The EU single market means that they can go there, they can be part of. OK, there are rules but if you want to integrate into... you must respect it. You have the necessary documentation and support to integrate. The infrastructure is missing - there is not the reason why you couldn't be in Africa if you want to. As they can live there, so can you. See you! :)
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Many advances have been made on the continent for several years. Africa as a whole is progressing globally so it would be an ideal destination for digital nomads. this is justified by the fact that in Africa there is a cultural diversity; ethnicity and tradition that could be visited by them. as a result, countries like burkina faso where you can discover the sacred crocrodile of sabout, which is one of the pride of the mosse tradition. also countries like morocco with tourist city like marrakech is one of the destination most to visit by the tourrisre and other nomad numrique; besides, Egypt is also proud of Africa thanks to the first writing which has been discovered there; this makes it an ideal destination for digital nomads.
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