About The Intripi Concept
Hello and Welcome
When I started Intripi (formerly One Stop Africa) it was based on 15 years of experience of travelling around the Middle East and Africa, having faced all kinds of issues across the continent while working for 2 multi national American corporations.
The catalyst for Intripi was when a South African friend, who was trying to organise a dinner at a restaurant for a group of people who were visiting Johannesburg, said “Sheeesh!. It’s so hard trying to find the right place. You have to go to a dozen websites to find what you need.
And so ….. The Intripi concept was created to let travellers find what they need across the African continent within two clicks by using our Search Bar. Well, at least we hope it does.
With that in mind we are pulling all of that information together into one website to make it easy for you. At time of writing we have covered Angola, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia .
Please feel free to write to us and tell us what you need so that we can improve the content for you. We decided that what most people need is a hotel, reliable trusted transportation, a restaurant or bar to eat and drink, somewhere to live it up a little and above all, to do it safely by understanding what private security and national emergency services are available.
If your credit card was stolen, what number would you call to cancel it? And don’t say “I would call my wife”.
Check out the Card Theft, Safety Advice, Emergency Numbers and Intripi Blog pages, there is all kinds of good information in there.
Take care, have a good trip and have some fun, Africa is a wonderful, rich, diverse continent.
Intripi Listing Policy
As we stress throughout the the Intripi website, we place a high emphasis on security so when we list companies and establishments we try to provide you information which is current. We don’t want to send you halfway across town to an bar that closed 6 months ago.
Websites and Facebook
If we are listing a company or establishment we believe that you need to be able to make your choices by cross referencing data such as Website, Facebook, Reviews, Likes and Images.
Unfortunately in Africa many companies, restaurants, bars, lawyers etc. simply do not have a web presence or their website has expired and we believe that we need to view this as a negative indicator.
Very often while we are researching we find lot’s of pointers to a particular Bar or Restaurant but they simply have not bothered to create any kind of web presence so we do not list them.
Additionally, if they have a Facebook page that has not been updated for over a year then it is not a good indicator that their business is still up and running.
If in doubt.
If you have any doubt about the validity of one of the listings then we provide you with a phone number so that you can always give them a call to see if they are still operating.
How to Advertise your business for FREE with Intripi
With Intripi, we truly offer you the chance to advertise your business for FREE.
We want to become iconic as the “go to” website for travelling in Africa. If you own or manage any of the following businesses we will list your business on our site and make it easy for the discerning traveller to find! We are making a lot of noise in various digital corners and have large footfall using the website. It’s as easy as that. Click here to fill out a form about your establishment and we will do the rest.
Businesses that we list
Restaurants: from coffee shops to fine dining and everything in between.
Bars, Pubs, Lounge bars & Nightclubs
Hotels, B&B’s, Hostels, Guest houses
Security Companies, personal security, armed response, alarm systems
Tour & Travel Operators: safaris, diving, tourist attractions, vineyards, museums
Transport Companies: taxis, airport transfers, bus companies, train, trusted drivers
Business Services: lawyers, accounting firms, PR companies, photographers, media companies, logistics, relocation, events management
Emergency Services: Hospitals, Air Rescue, Police and Fire
It’s as easy as that, just follow this link http://www.intripi.com/listing/ and you can start promoting your business to a global community for free.
What do we need from you?
As mentioned above we will need from you the following information.
Company Name, Address, Telephone Number, Email Address, Website of Facebook link, 4 pictures
Promote your company and Sponsor your City at Intripi
We have made a lot of noise about FREE advertising at Intripi. This is great for all of the new start ups and small companies who do not have a huge marketing budget and we will continue to offer this for FREE everywhere on the website.
However, if you are a large corporate or even a medium sized business we do have paid advertising options that are very affordable and will give you the maximum exposure when visitors drop in to gather information in the city in which you operate.
We call this City Sponsorship and it simply means that your company will get immediate exposure to any person who visits your city using Intripi.
To make it easy for you we have created a dummy advert, it’s the big yellow block with “Advertise Here” written on it. If you can’t see it we suggest a quick trip to the optician to get your eyes tested :)
It is strategically positioned on the page in between the map and the category icons as we believe that this is the point where any visitors eyes will automatically go first.
People navigate the site content by clicking on blue square category icons, the system knows that the visitor has searched for your city, in this instance Lagos, so we deliver all of the Lagos information in this very easy to use interface.
As you can see from the image below, whichever category is chosen, your city sponsorship ad will be delivered up every time, in this instance you can see from left to right, Restaurants, Nightlife and Hotels. You can test it by clicking here http://www.intripi.com/nightlife/lagos/
City Sponsorship features
City sponsorship packages are for 12 months
You will have freedom to design your advert within the specified frame size and visitors can click through to a page on your own website to whatever promotion you may have running.
You may change the advert on a monthly basis in order to move with your promotions that you are running.
We will also guarantee that we will re-invest 10% of your advertising fee into social media marketing which is directed at any set of countries that you choose.
Contact us today
Once the city sponsorship has been sold it will not be available for another 12 months so you may wish to contact us as promptly as possible.
We have made this easy for you so you can either write directly to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact page at http://www.intripi.com/contact/
Search for your city now at http://www.intripi.com and check out where your city sponsorship ad will go.
If your city is not yet listed at Intripi then please contact us and we can bring it online for you very rapidly.
Many thanks for taking the time to read through this and wherever you are in the world, we hope that you have a great day and we hope to hear from you soon. Don’t be shy … we don’t bite …. honest!