15 Years Guiding Experience
He is a professional photographer, famous Georgian writer, ethnographer and finally wildlife tracking guide. He has traveled widely in Caucasus and knows every corner of Georgia well with its people’s traditions and culture, that’s why his interesting stories make every trip unforgettable. His photographs have won many awards and have participated in various national and international photo exhibitions. Furthermore Archil has published various articles on environmental, ethnographic and social themes in magazines: “Surviving Together”, “Caucasus Environment”, Horizonti, “Mshvenieri Sakartvelo”, “Tskheli Shokoladi” Author of three guidebooks for developing science tourism in Georgia (Khevi, Svaneti, Bakuriani), Switzerland. At the request of Ministry of Environment of Georgia wrote books on Kolkheti, Tusheti and Vashlovani National Parks and Lagodekhi Reserve.
Languages I speak:
English - Fluently
Russian - Fluently
Ecotours Georgia was established by the wildlife conservationists and nature lowers to develop sustainable tourism in Georgia, involve local people in tourism related projects and conserve Georgian flora and fauna. We are coming from the Georgian nature conservation NGO's and used to work on various projects regarding the bird conservation such as; Caucasian Black Grouse Project, Vultures of Georgia, Important Bird Areas in Georgia and etc. Furthermore, so far there exists only two books regarding the Georgian birds and our staff has worked on both of them (Raptors and Owls of Georgia, Birdwatching guide to Georgia). At the moment most of us are working for the Ilia State university and are involve in various nature conservation projects, also teaching to Bachelors and Master students.