Women are fairly new on the scene in the often male-dominated tourism industry, not only in Africa but worldwide. Firstly, women are at a disadvantage due to their lack of appropriate training and education within the tourism industry, alongside the traditional status quo in rural Africa where women are the homemakers who look after their families. Secondly, in rural lodges in Africa there traditionally is only one staff accommodation unit for the male workers, which therefore makes it almost impossible for camps or lodges to employ women.
Dunia Camp has made it possible to employ female staff by eradicating the problem - men, so to speak. The camp is run by Angel, the first Tanzanian woman working as a safari camp manager in the Serengeti. Angel explains how her community were very dismissive of her choice to work in hotels at the start but now the tables have turned and she is an example for young girls growing up back home. Angel reminds the girls to stay in school and not let men take advantage of their bodies, ensuring they have the best possible opportunities available to them. The families of the women who work at the camp have improved financial status as the women bring home a guaranteed wage each month.