Peter Anderson – C.E.O
Peter Anderson is the principal of the business and has extensive knowledge, understanding and over 25 years of experience in the wildlife property and conservation tourism industry within southern Africa. Anderson Wildlife Properties are specialists in big 5 protected areas within the region.
Peter spent some informative years growing up in the Timbavati Game Reserve and started his career in conservation after completing a Londolozi guiding course in the Sabi Sands Game Reserve and guiding safaris for Londolozi. He co-founded the Livingstones Group with David Dunkley in 1986 after which he launched the conservation land company, Anderson Wildlife Properties, in 1993,
He is also a helicopter pilot and photographer.
The list of projects that Peter and AWP have launched and been involved in is extensive and includes:
- An eight-year project with Rand Merchant Bank to develop the 38,000 hectare Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg, South Africa – 1994.
- A seven year initiative of land and expansion into the Marakele Contractual National Park.
- Establishment of the Sterkfontein Special Species Breeding Project in the Waterberg.
- A seven-year appointment to the board of Utrechtse Beheer Maatschappij Catharijne BV (UBMC) a Dutch board managing the southern African interests of Dutch philanthropist and conservationist Paul Fentener van Vlissingen, funder of African Parks Foundation.
- During his appointment as board member for UMBC Peter managed a number of projects including the roan antelope and white rhino exchange between SANPark’s and the Botswana Department of Wildlife, a project that re-introduced 30 white rhino to Mombo in the Okavango Delta.
- In 2003 Peter was appointed as Managing Director of Wilderness Safaris South Africa during which time he established the Makuleke Contractual Park Partnership and Pafuri Camp in the northern region of the Kruger National Park.
- A 6 year project with Lapalala Wilderness as project manager, establishment board Director and Lapalala Wilderness Foundation Director, in the evolution of the 48,000 hectare protected area into Africa’s finest Sustainable Conservation Legacy.
- AWP and Peter have successfully converted, secured and extended over 600,000 hectares of wildlife land in southern Africa to date. This has been achieved through a strong conservation ethos and combining passion and experience in creating partnerships with communities and the private sector on conservation land.
- Peter has travelled extensively throughout Africa. A number of his expeditions and trails include:
a. Dzhanga Ndoli in Central African Republic
b. Nyungwe and Volcanoe’s Parks, Rwanda
c. The Mana Canoe Trail, Zimbabwe
d. Selinda Canoe Trail, Okavango Delta, Botswana
e. Extensive travels throughout South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Tanzania and Seychelles
Peter also is a director of Livingstones Supply Company, Livingstones Garden and Home, Livingstones Lifestyle Centre as well as being a trustee of the SATIB Trust which is a non-profit organization headed by the founder of SATIB, Brian Courtenay. The Trust raises funding for conservation, environmental and community projects in Africa.