“If I had to do it over again, it would be great. If I had money, I could hire people and delegate and everything. But also at the same time, I’m happy it worked out as it did…” -Scott Brills
Why Quality Guides and Vehicles Make or Break a Safari Experience
On this episode of The Multi-Day Podcast, we dive into the world of safaris and tourism entrepreneurship. Our guest shares their own experiences of a bad Kilimanjaro climb and how it led them to start their own Kilimanjaro trips. We also discuss the importance of having good guides and well-equipped vehicles for safari trips. Our guest shares the ups and downs of growing a business without investors and how it took time and trial-and-error to learn logistics on the ground. Plus, we hear about an exciting new venture involving a passion for Japan and food.
This episode covers:
- The importance of educating guests
- How a good guide can make or break a trip
- Partnerships in business building
- Focusing on quality of experience and personnel rather than short-term profit
- Word-of-mouth referrals
- The importance of investing time and resources to grow a business
About Scott Brills
Scott Brills is a successful entrepreneur and co-owner of a safari tourism business based in Africa. When he and his partner, Josh, purchased their first vehicle for the business, they encountered pushback from the government who suspected they had received funding from overseas investors. To prove their financial independence, Josh had to produce years of paychecks and bank statements showing that the money was earned through hard work and savings. This experience proved to be a valuable lesson in entrepreneurship for Scott, who has since grown the business into a thriving enterprise.