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Indigenous Africa

Indigenous Africa is a boutique management consulting company, specializing in helping eco-tourism ventures in and around conservation areas with responsible and sustainable practises.

We have a real passion for African eco-tourism and have made it our mission to make the African wilderness accessible to a wide audience in a competitive and marketable way that maximize conservation, community and economic benefits and minimize potential negative impacts.

We use an integrated approach to deliver meaningful and lasting results. We add value to your company by implementing tried and tested management systems, procedures and reports and applying practical tools that promote sustainability.


Providing insight for the business of eco-tourism

Indigenous Africa


Indigenous Africa

The partners in the company each bring distinct individual expertise and background to the company providing a unique mix of tourism and conservation consulting skills.

We attribute our success to three factors.

  • Firstly, we are dedicated to servicing only the fields in which we feel expert – eco-tourism. We follow our knowledge, our experience and our interests seeking clients with matching needs.

  • Secondly, the individual areas of expertise of each of our partners combine to create a company greater than the sum of its parts. While each of us shares a passion for the eco-tourism industry we each bring individual talents, insights and experience to the task.

  • The third factor of our success is our commitment to being actively involved with our clients and each project, as one or more of the partners are the ones doing the work. For every project you see listed, one or all of us have been actively involved. We bring that expertise to every project we are involved in.

Ricus & Pietro

Originally from the Sundays River Valley we grew up with the exciting expansion and development of the Addo Elephant National Park into South Africa's third largest conservation area. This triggered careers in African eco-tourism and up to date we have managed and developed safari lodges and beach resorts and supported conservation projects in South Africa, Namibia, Sao Tome and Principe, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal and Malawi.

We passionately explore the continent in between projects with our trusty old Landrover filled with photography (Ricus) and cooking (Pietro) equipment.  During our explorations over the years, we experienced first-hand the immense pressure on our wilderness areas and therefore promote eco-tourism, because we strongly believe that tourism will pay for conservation as long as the balance is respected.



Providing insight for the business of eco-tourism

Indigenous Africa



Eco-tourism is a commercial nature based experience around a strong conservation ethic, supporting the local community and their culture, entertaining and educating the customers as they explore the African continent.

These are the five fingers of the Indigenous African hand that represents responsible and sustainable development.

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  • Conservation

  • Community

  • Culture

  • Commerce

  • Customer



- Assessments and reviews

- Property turn-around and/or upgrading

  • Streamline general operations

  • Financial Management

  • Hospitality Capabilities

  • Bookings and Reservations

  • Logistic Solutions

  • Menu Planning & Training

  • Eco-activities and excursion development

  • Community involvement and training

  • Conservation support and monitoring

  • Policy & Procedure development

  • Producing operating manuals

  • Photography & content marketing

  • Interim & Relief Management

  • Projects

- Conservation Projects

- New development projects

Indigenous Africa


With years of experience in the African tourism industry we have made some solid and reliable partners that are always ready to assist wherever needed.

  • Guide & First Aid Training

  • Aviation Solutions

  • Marketing and Sales

  • Conservation and Anti-Poaching Strategies



Turn-around projects we have implemented and successfully seen through.

Burning Shore Boutique Hotel, Namibia
Bom Bom Island Resort, Sao Tome & Principe
Loango Lodge, Gabon
Siwandu, Tanzania
Fathala, Senegal

Providing insight for the business of eco-tourism

Indigenous Africa




+27 (0) 76 100 5433
(Skype/Email when unavailable)





Providing insight for the business of eco-tourism

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