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Who is Samuel Afari Dartey? Biography, age, career & other facts about CEO, and owner of Aqua Safari Resort and Safari Valley Resort

Samuel Afari Dartey
Samuel Afari Dartey

You’ve probably heard of Samuel Afari and may be wondering what he does, who he is or his motives.

In light of the adage, “knowledge is power,” we have gathered together all the information you would want to know about Samuel Afari.

Who Is Samuel Afari Dartey?

Samuel Afari Dartey is the Founder, CEO, and owner of Aqua Safari Resort and Safari Valley Resort.

Born in Kumasi, Ghana, on 4th August 1938, Samuel Afari Dartey served as the CEO of the forestry commission of Ghana from 2008 to 2017.

He was succeeded by the late Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie aka Sir John.

He has become one of the household names in Ghana’s hospitality industry.

His investment In the sector has been concentrated on providing eco-friendly resorts for Ghanaian and foreign holidaymakers since 2015.

Samuel Afari Dartey Chief Executive Forestry Commission


His career and life

Samuel Afari Dartey grew up from humble beginnings in a Ga community called Ayalolo around Jamestown locality where he attended Seventh Day Adventist(SDA) primary school.

He received scholarships throughout his academic endeavour due to his brilliant nature.

The Safari Group

Samuel Afari began investing in the hospitality sector in 2015, which led to the establishment of Acqua Safari, a tourist resort designed to be revolutionary in the environment and for summer relaxation.

In 2020, he launched The Safari Valley resort cited in the Eastern Region of Ghana.

The Safari Valley Resort focuses more on forest resources, wildlife resources, theatre, Arts, and more importantly culture while giving you the ocean and marine environment.

Safari Valley is home to dozens of species of wildflowers and wildlife with local and exotic animals such as antelopes, zebra’s, giraffes. It incorporates natural elements like plants, earth, and water.

 

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Afari Dartey has plans to replicate this in every region of Ghana with Safari Palm Lands in the western region and Safari royal gardens soon to hit the Ashanti region.

Each region will be designed based on the peculiarity of the people.

His greatest joy is to turn this into an economic potential and create massive jobs for the youth.

Aqua Safari is today creating livelihoods for nearly thousands of Ghanaian youth.

His social life

 

 

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Samuel Afari the safari group founder has more than 10,300+ followers on Instagram and flaunts more of his safari investments on Instagram. 

This is his Instagram handle Safari_Dartey, he carries himself with high esteem and his dress style speaks for him. He dresses decently and cooperatively.

He has been generous, jovial and loving to people around him. He has the highest like on Instagram with about 1,493 likes.

He’s also on another social platform called LinkedIn.

What has Samuel Afari achieved since his investment and establishments in the sector of Resort

Samuel Afari has increased his popularity and has built business partnerships with people around him.

The investment in the sector of Resort has made him come up with different ideas like plans to replicate a resort in every region of Ghana with Safari Palm Lands in the western region and Safari royal gardens in the Ashanti region.

Since its establishment, Aqua safari has employed over 80% of its direct workforce.

Furthermore, 90% of the food in the resort will come from the farm where guests pick their food, including fish from the lake.

In 2015, Aqua safari won the 2015 Ghana Tourism award (GTA) visitor attraction of the year and won the Jumia travel traveller’s choice of the year in 2017.

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Written by Eugene Nyavor

Eugene Nyavor is the Founding Editor at Gh Links.

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