About us

At WILD GUANABANA [gwuh-nah-buh-nuh] we specialize in designing and creating authentic and ethical adventure travel experiences in wild and wonderful destinations around the world, in a manner that is professional and adhering to the highest levels of safety guidelines.

The company was founded by Omar Samra, the first Egyptian and youngest Arab to reach the top of Mount Everest.

We work with individuals, schools and companies to deliver unique experiential programs in 15 countries across 6 continents.

What's with the Banana name?

We get this one all the time! Here is the short version from our founder:

“In 2003, I was crossing the dense Costa Rican jungle with local friends when we ran out of food, a day short of our next re-supply. I walked passed the giant spikey Guanabana fruit not knowing it was edible because lets face it, it doesn't look like it is! Luckily, my local friends knew better. They sliced it open with a machete and we ate to our hearts content. The Guanabana saved us and became our lucky charm. The richness of its taste and the experience lingered in my mind. Years later, when I sat pondering the values of our company and its name, it all came rushing back to me. The Guanabana and my experience embody everything we stand for; we’re daring, different and green. Besides, WILD GUANABANA is super fun to say. So what are you waiting for? Go ahead and try!” - Omar Samra, Founder & Chief Guanabana.