Zambezi Eco-Tours is the idea of ecologist, travel writer, photographer, researcher and Victoria Falls historian Peter Roberts.
Born in Wales and an ecologist by training, having graduated at the University of Sheffield, Peter has become drawn to the landscapes, wildlife and human history of Africa and the magic, especially, of the Victoria Falls.
During many visits to southern Africa, Peter spent a year living and working in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, volunteering as a field research assistant for the Hwange Lion Research Project, a long-term study of Hwange's lion populations using GPS-collars - and recently made famous due to the unfortunate shooting of Cecil, one of the project's study lions.
Since then Peter has been studying the human and natural history of the Victoria Falls, working as a travel writer and researcher, and writing two books, 'Sun, Steel and Spray - a history of the Victoria Falls Bridge,' (www.sunsteelandspray.com) published in 2011, and most recently 'Corridors Through Time - A History of The Victoria Falls Hotel' (www.corridorsthroughtime.com) published in late 2015.
Peter often writes for the Zambezi Traveller, and was the Editor and main contributing writer for the inaugural 2012 issue of Discover Zimbabwe, published in partnership with the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, and Editor, main contributing author and photographic contributor to the 2013 edition.
Zambezi EcoTours is the result of many years of personally getting to know the Zambezi region, the magic of the Victoria Falls and the wonders of Hwange National Park, and aims to bring you the best the region has to offer, all with commitment to supporting grass-roots conservation and community initiatives on the ground and hopefully generating increasing awareness and demand for ecotourism principles across the tourism sector.
A passionate conservationist, Peter is also an enthusiastic birder, a keen amateur herpetologist, and has a growing interest in butterflies and dragonflies, as well as most other things that move, and even some things that don't.