Welcome
Welcome to EcoElements, a UK based consultancy offering a specialist portfolio of services to tourism operators in our focus area of operation, the Victoria Falls, and the wider Zambezi river basin. Feel free to browse!



We're Green, are you?
We use reduce, recycle and reuse as much as we can in running our business. We also use green products and services wherever we can, and pledge to monitor, reduce and offset the environmental impacts of our work. We can help you achieve the same by offering green services to you, and by helping you green your business directly through our ecoaudit service.

Green Hosting
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Writing Services

Research & Writing

Over five years experience in providing freelance writing services for tourism operators in our specialist area of focus, Victoria Falls. Provided original copy for online publications (websites, blogs, newsletters), print (newspapers, magazines and books) and audio scripts.

Books

Researched and written projects for clients of various scales on varied topics in and around Victoria Falls, including two books looking at the history of the Falls, managing and writing tourism newsletters, and producing many articles on wildlife, conservation and tourism issues.

Footsteps Through Time
A history of Travel and Tourism to the Victoria Falls.

Exploring over 150 years of travel and tourism to the Victoria Falls, 'Footsteps Through Time' charts the evolution of a global tourism attraction. Discover the human heritage of this famous natural wonder and the people who have carved their names in its history - from the arrival of Dr David Livingstone in 1855, the coming of the railway and opening of the Victoria Falls Bridge fifty years later, to the development of international air travel and transformation into the modern tourism destination we know today. Researched, written and produced by Peter Roberts (including layout and images) with over 100 period photographs. First published 2017.

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Corridors Through Time
A history of the Victoria Falls Hotel

Established in 1904 the Victoria Falls Hotel has played a central role in the romance of a visit to the Falls for generations of travellers, its walls and gardens echoing with a rich history covering the development of a modern global tourism icon. Fully illustrated with over 80 period images and 30 modern photographs, ‘Corridors Through Time’ details the changing face of the ‘Grand Old Lady of the Falls’ and growth of tourism to the Victoria Falls, from humble beginnings to luxury five-star elegance, from the arrival of the railway to the age of aviation, and through colonial administration to political independence. Commissioned by The Jafuta Foundation, this full and detailed history of the Victoria Falls Hotel covers over a hundred years of travel and tourism to the Victoria Falls. First published 2015.

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Sun, Steel and Spray
A history of the Victoria Falls bridge

Commissioned by the Victoria Falls Bridge Company this detailed history of the famous Victoria Falls Bridge, researched, written and edited by Peter Roberts, covers over one hundred years of travel and tourism by rail to the Victoria Falls. Using quotes, descriptions and stories from contemporary sources, the book describes in rich detail how the bridge was commissioned, designed and built, only 50 years after Livingstone first discovered the Victoria Falls to the world. First published 2011, second (extended) edition, 2016.

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Script Writing

Researched and written scripts for several client promotional videos, including the Victoria Falls Bridge (2013) and Zambezi Helicopter Company ‘Flight of Angels’ (2014).

Magazine Publications

Discover Zimbabwe Magazine

Editor for the first and second editions of Discover Zimbabwe magazine (2012 & 2013), also supplying feature and supporting articles and photographs.

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Articles

Zambezi Traveller

Regular contributing writer for the Zambezi Traveller, a free quarterly tourism paper, covering conservation, ecological and tourism issues across the Zambezi region. View a selection of articles here. or download an example copy of the Zambezi Traveller featuring a special series of articles on lion conservation issues here.

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Victoria Falls Guide

As well as providing content for Victoria Falls Guide (an online website promoting travel and tourism to the Victoria Falls), edited and produced their email subscription newsletter 'The Vic Falls Bush Telegraph' for several issues. View a selection of newsletters and articles here.

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Websites

Discover Victoria Falls Website

Provided written and photographic content for website, as well as managing the site's initial development and launch.

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