Born in Bulawayo in 1983, Paul has lived all over Zimbabwe both in town and in the wild - which he much prefers. He holds a couple of degrees in archaeology from the University of Zimbabwe and University College London and has worked variously as an archaeologist, university lecturer, book and journal editor and "new" farmer in Zimbabwe. In the words of his family, "Paul is erratically stumbling towards a PHD in archaeology" though UNISA, focusing on the archaeology of the Matabele State. Being too lazy to apply for grants and needing to make money to pay for his studies, Paul currently works around the country as a specialist tour guide.
His primary focus being in the culture and history of Zimbabwe for The Amalinda Collection, and spending most of his time in the mystical and marvellous Matobo Hills at Camp Amalinda. He is also the Project Manager for the Mother Africa Trust, an organisation dedicated to helping the people of Zimbabwe live better lives through improved educational and environmental conservation opportunities. Paul's responsibilities include creating and managing environmental research and community development projects and then shepherding volunteers through the intricacies of actually working on such purpose-driven safaris.
He continues with his archaeological and historical research as much as possible and has published several papers, reviews and a few books on these subjects, including his latest books, both co-authored with Rob Burrett: "Madzimbahwe of the Southwest: A guide to Khami, Dhlo Dhlo and Naletale" and "The Matopos: a short history." In his limited spare time, Paul enjoys hunting down obscure archaeological sites in Zimbabwe and visiting them in the company of his long-suffering friends together with a GPS, camera, notebook and full cooler box. He plays golf and squash enthusiastically but not, it must be said, competently.
1. 15 Day Zimbabwe Heritage Explorer - from $6,275.00
This new safari travels to three areas of Zimbabwe focusing on two World Heritage sites, Mana Pools and Matobo Hills. All the camps you are staying at have recently been rebuilt and refurbished. You are staying in smaller, personalized accommodations that we feel will offer some of our most intimate guiding experiences as they are all owner-run.
2. 8 Day Mother Africa Community and Conservation Project - $1,995.00
On our Mother Africa Voluntourism trip to Zimbabwe, you will spend 8 days on this project which arises from the truly magnificent ecological surroundings. The community project will be spent helping out in the villages, schools and orphanage near Matobo Hills, Bulawayo. Zimbabwe is also a country rich in wildlife and a further few days will be spent in the conservation field of Hwange National Park. ...view safari
3. 15 Days Hidden Gems of Zimbabwe - From $4,500.00
The uniqueness of this trip arises from the combination of truly magnificent ecological surroundings coupled with the nature of the local communities around Matobo and Hwange. For clarification, a VolunTourism trip implies that there is a tourism element combined with local communities, conservation projects and a traditional safari....view safari