“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”

Mahatma Gandhi


Ecotourism Solutions is a specialist consultancy and project facilitation company which prides itself in providing turn-key solutions to the ecotourism industry in Southern Africa and abroad. Ecotourism is growing exponentially on a global basis and the contribution of the industry to national and international economies is often underestimated.

We, at Ecotourism Solutions, approach all projects with passion and dedication to ensure that the philosophy of ecotourism and sustainable development is maintained. Should you be looking for a specialist to assist you with the development of your small tourism related business or should you need someone to assist you with the development of your newly acquired game reserve, we have the solution and the passion to make your business a success.

We specialise in:

  • Tourism Planning and Management

  • Conservation Management Planning

  • Environmental Management

  • Mentorship and Business Coaching

Background of founding member

backgroundDereck Milburn has been involved in the Conservation and Ecotourism industry for ten years to date and has held various positions in both the consulting field and conservation/tourism management fields. He is currently operating as a Protected Area Planning Facilitator/Tourism consultant throughout Southern Africa and is also the Managing Director of Ecotourism Solutions.

He has specialised in the fields of conservation planning and management with specific expertise in Protected Area Management Planning and Policy Development, Ecotourism Development Planning, Product Development, Business Management and Mentorship Programmes.