Land ownership means different things to different people, to some it is an investment, while for others it is having roots in the community. In many countries around the world land ownership is an emotive subject, leading to violent conflict not just among families but among communities and even countries. In Africa land ownership is emotive for several reasons, it is viewed culturally as signifying one's roots in the community, a sense of belonging, but also spiritual, as a giver of life bringing forth food and status.
In parts of Africa we see how some governments are trying to deal with the thorny issue of land ownership and distribution, and trying to redress the imbalance in the scale and size of land in the hands of white settlers. In countries like South Africa, Zimbabwe and Kenya for example, the governments are trying to find ways in which to redistribute the land, especially the huge swathes of land in the hands of white settlers, among its majority black populations. Now some methods are more palatable than others but the reality is that the issue has to addressed and tackled head on.
Land in Africa is gold as far as i'm concerned, it is important for Africans to have a stake in the future of Africa and that means buying land, whether it be arable or residential. Other countries have realized how fertile African land is and how vast, and have started buying huge swathes of fertile arable land to feed their populations in the future. Africans need to plan ahead like others, be ahead of the curve, invest in land. There are several opportunities to do this across Africa, do your research and you will find something suitable. So if you put on your economics hat for a minute, buying land can be profitable both in the long and short term depending on what you do with it, but you are also buying into the viability of the African state in terms of her development. For many Africans, buying land outside their immediate countries is still a rare phenomenon, but that should not continue to be the case, the opportunities are there to buy land and develop it for cultivation or housing.
Kigamboni Beach, Tanzania
A beach plot of 7.5 acres, has an approved hotel project, has two acres of free beach area, secluded quiet location, clean title, white sand, clean sea water, etc. From $300,000
Kigamboni is an area south of Dar es Saalam which has been earmarked for redevelopment with a new city masterplan. It is an area blessed with abundant unpolluted beaches and a new cable bridge is in the process of being constructed. www.tzrealestate.co.tz
Land on the lake front for sale in Bunga, an exclusive area of Kampala, Uganda. Measuring 2 acres at $550,000 www.eapropertys.com
Prime beach front land for sale in Batukunku, Gambia
This 51 x 60 metre plot is located in the sea resort area of Batokunku with amazing unobstructed ocean views. The property is fenced with small house for staff and has both well water supply and local wind turbine electricity. The surrounding neighbourhood is developing with several luxury villas already being built. $93,600 www.gambiapropertyshop.com
177 Hectares of prime farm land on the south bank of Kafue River, Chirundu, Zambia. The property has about 350m long frontage on the Kafue River on the outside of a bend in the River. The location is 130km from Lusaka. Asking price $300,000 http://kafueproperty.wordpress.com/
20 Acre Agricultural Farm With Greenhouses & Dam In Highlands, Kenya on the border of Central Province and Rift Valley province, approximately 200kms from Nairobi city. Asking price $149,000
These examples above are prime land for investment whether it be for development or for resale at a later date or even for commercial farming.