About Us

About Us

A Fusion of Expertise and Passion

Deep Roots in African Ecotourism

At Indigenous Africa, our foundation is built upon the extensive knowledge and passion of our founders, Ricus and Pietro, who hail from the Sundays River Valley in South Africa. With over 20 years of experience, their journey in the African ecotourism sector began as adventure and safari guides. This valuable phase laid the groundwork for what would become a remarkable career trajectory in the industry.

From Guides to Visionary Leaders

Their early experiences as guides evolved into roles as lodge and resort managers, where they excelled in developing lodges in pioneering areas. This progression led to them taking over the management of a well-established and respected East African safari company. Under their leadership, the company flourished, managing multiple safari lodges, beach resorts, and even a private island. Their hands-on approach and deep immersion in the ecotourism sphere have provided them with a rich, multifaceted understanding of the industry.

Diverse Expertise in Hospitality Management

Their extensive travels and operational roles across various African countries – including South Africa, Namibia, Sao Tome & Principe, Gabon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Senegal, Congo Brazza, and Malawi – have endowed them with unparalleled insights into the nuances of the safari and beach hospitality industry.

Skills That Drive Our Services

Sourcing & Procurement

Leveraging their deep understanding of local markets and supply chains, our founders have honed the art of sourcing and procurement, ensuring quality and cost-effectiveness in our operations.

Logistics Management

Their experience in remote and challenging environments has shaped our approach to logistics, making us experts in managing intricate supply and distribution networks.

Project Management and Development

The hands-on experience in developing and revamping ecotourism projects provides us with the expertise to offer innovative project management solutions, from new developments to turnaround projects.

Conservation and Community Support

A core part of our ethos, influenced by witnessing firsthand the pressures on wilderness areas, is supporting sustainable and responsible ecotourism practices that benefit local communities and conservation efforts.

Our Vision for the Future

As we continue to grow and evolve, Indigenous Africa remains committed to promoting responsible ecotourism development. Our goal is to make a lasting, positive impact on the African continent, its people, and its wildlife, aligning our services with the needs of the modern traveller and the communities we serve.