Zachary Methu was born in central Kenya’s Aberdare region, with its deep forests and moorlands. His first job was with the Ministry of the Environment in Marumanet Forest, whose rich birdlife fascinated him and sparked his interest in the natural world. Later, friends introduced him to ornithologists at Nature Kenya and the Kenya Wildlife Service and he was invited to take part in bird monitoring programs. In 1998, Zachary started Lake Naivasha Bird Trackers and trained many local people in birding, tree planting, and environmental conservation. He has since become an experienced safari guide and is a silver member of the Kenya Professional Safari Guides Association. Zachary has completed both Emergency First Responder courses as well as 4WD Off-Road driving courses.