Godwin Ndosi: Tanzania's AirBnB superhost!

After signing up for Airbnb, Godwin Ndosi waited four months for his first guest. That was back in 2015. He went on to become a superhost, renting out his family's house in Arusha, Tanzania, for a bargain rate of $15 a night to tourists from around the world. Did he stick with it?
Ndosi rents rooms in his family home. Sometimes he takes guests to visit relatives like his aunt and uncle
Renting out the family home turned out to be a great idea. In the first year, he hosted more than 200 guests from countries like Germany and the U.S., using a variety of home rental websites and reaching "superhost" status on Airbnb. Ndosi dreamed of using the money he made to start graduate school, gain more clients for his safari company and expand his homestay business. Ndosi, now 25, is still welcoming tourists. And last November, he started attending graduate school part-time at the Open University of Tanzania to study business administration — just as he planned. He hopes to use the "new knowledge" to become a better entrepreneur,
He still has his five-star host rating on Airbnb and is Tanzania's AirBnb Superhost.
Ndosi has used his earnings to grow his home-rental enterprise. On the edges of his backyard, he's built three wooden dwellings with thatched roofs, each with a bedroom, kitchen and bath — more rooms for the guests, he explains. He still charges $15 per single room a night.

More guests mean more customers for his the safari trips he leads to landmarks like Serengeti National Park and Mount Kilimanjaro.
A few former guests invited Ndosi to visit "whenever," and he took them up on it, traveling to five countries in Europe earlier this year. His former guests connected him to groups of students and photographers interested in traveling to Tanzania, and he spent a week teaching high schoolers in Germany about his culture and what it's like to work as a safari guide.
In his village, he's partnered up with Upendo Face Orphanage. His homestay guests are invited to volunteer at and support the orphanage. So far, his clients have sponsored five children to attend an English boarding school in Tanzania. And he buys fruits, veggies and handicrafts for his guests from local farmers and women vendors, bringing income to small business owners.
As a result of all his accomplishments, his parents decided to give him — in addition to the bungalow — five acres of land in July. In Maasai tradition, the family land is given to the youngest child at the last possible moment, "when the [parents] are very old, sick in bed and dying," says Ndosi, who has two sisters and one brother. But he got his parents' land much earlier than that. "They pass it down to you if you can prove that you will use the land well," he says.
He planted corn and sunflowers on the land and hopes to harvest the crop this month.
Of all the things that have happened to Ndosi this year, he's most excited about the three-bedroom house he's building, with a kitchen, dining room and sitting room, all for himself.- NPR