Don’t think that it is too weird to be considering Africa for your next home location. The truth is actually the opposite- Many people regard Africa to be different and exotic. Therefore, many people like you think of moving to Africa.African continent attracts people for many reasons. It is not enough explored, so you mostly do not know what may you run into.
There is a terrific untouched nature. People living here are completely in harmony with nature. The cultures of African nations are so rich and colourful, so different from what we got used to in our life!
Once you realised something all or everything we mentioned, you would start to make a plan to move to Africa. When that happens, we recommend that you start researching the data about the relocation to Africa. 10 Top Movers is here to help you with that. We did a research on the subject- What to know when moving to Africa. Here we are to present you with what we learned. Reading this article will make your move to Africa much easier, knowing everything we will mention here.
10 Top Movers discovers: Tips for moving to Africa
When moving to Africa, don’t bring all the comfort with yourself
It is true that the most of the African countries are completely different from the developed world. But we have to tell you- African stores have almost everything you might need. And also, the meaning of
comfort is not the same in Africa as back home. Therefore, get used to living like locals, once you decide to move there. Relocation to Africa doesn’t mean moving there and continuing living as before, in western Europe, or the USA, for example. The beauty of moving to Africa comes from getting closer to the African lifestyle. When you get used to it- you will love it! Give yourself a chance, I did, and I know how great the feeling is, that’s why I am telling you this. My road trip to Africa for this research made me promise myself I will come back here and stay!
‘When in Rome, act Roman!’ The same is true for moving to Africa- act African!
Packing and moving to Africa doesn’t mean bringing your behaviours and everyday life from the western civilisation, and applying it there. In case you want to start a new life in Africa, start it from the beginning. Get in touch with this strange, but beautiful world. Meet the specifics about Africa. Do that before you move there. When moving somewhere to live there, you don’t want to be a stranger.
The main problem here is that most of the western cultures are self-centered. In case you come from those cultures, prepare well for changing your lifestyle. Africans don’t feel good about narcissists. The matter of fact, they feel insulted and angry when they recognise you think you are better from them. Or you consider yourself to be of the higher class. You are not. Trust me. You just don’t know almost anything about the way they live. And they are so superior to us in many ways. They just live a different kind of life. One might say the better one, healthier one and more relaxed one.
Don’t relocate to Africa if you plan on putting barriers between you and Africans.
Regardless of the reason, commuting to Africa for work, or moving to the black continent to live, make friends with Africans! Africans are friendly minded. You need to give them a chance to get to know you. You also need to give yourself a chance to get to know them. Once you do, you will realise how big-hearted people they are. They will embrace you with their soul. They will protect you everywhere you move. that is why we advise you not to build walls between yourself and people of Africa. That won’t bring any good to you, and you will be sorry when you get back home. Realising that you had an opportunity to live happily in a world as it is supposed to be. And you blew it for no reason, just because you weren’t smart enough to connect to Africa!
Visit African countries as a tourist before you move there
We suggest visiting Africa prior to your moving there for three reasons:
- First, it will help you seal your decision about what African country would suit you the most to move there. You will make the first contact and have the opportunity to see what it is like to be living alongside your potential future countrymen. Pick the country you could feel like home. we don’t mean pick a country that looks like your homeland. We mean the one you think you could fit in.
- Second, we suggest this because of feeling what would African life feel like after relocating there. This would be some kind of a test if you are ready for life in Africa. If you may adjust to African customs during your vacation, there is a great probability that you could be able to live there.
- Third, and maybe the most important from the aspect of earning, you could find a country with top job opportunities for you in an African country you plan on moving to. Unlike you might think, there are great job opportunities in Africa, it is up to you to discover them. We will suggest some of them: Import-export business; opening a school; implementing IT; Construction business; real estate; starting a law firm; offering financial services- and much more. Find what suits you the most. You may live quite well in Africa.
Contact expats about their moving and living in Africa
Prior to your packing and moving to Africa, with intentions to start your new life there, contact African expat newcomers. Ask them about their experiences. It is the only right way of collecting the information essential for moving to a new world, which Africa is for you no matter where you move from. See what they did wrong, so you wouldn’t make the same mistakes. Try repeating good things they did. 10 Top Movers did a big research, and here we provided you with some of the tips which we considered to be the most important. But regardless to that, further research is required, moving to Africa is a big step in your life! Also, it is the best decision you ever made, if you conduct it properly.
In the end, watch what you will be able to experience relocating to Africa: