We are a group of insatiable nomads who take a great deal of pride, time and care curating the best possible adventure experiences across the globe.
We all have a wide range of experience in the outdoors from climbing to camping - we have first-hand know how. Get to meet our team below and learn more about the people who help design, create and many times lead our trips.
Pebble Wrestler Guanabana | Product Development Associate
Extremely average high-altitude climber. My idea of fun involves steep walls, sub-zero temps, and generally not dying in the mountains. I come from a rock climbing background but have recently discovered my love for the Alpine. I’ve climbed in the Himalayas, Caucasus, Atlas, Sinai, and recently my neighbour’s garden fence to rescue my cat.
Nirekha peak West ridge - 7th ascent / Kyajo Ri Southeast ridge / Phortse La South ridge / Renjo La 5 peaks traverse - under 24 hours / Afella Peak - First Ascent via Love Couloir / Unnamed Peak in the Atlas Mountains - via Magic Couloir
Silverback Guanabana | Journeys Manager
It all started in Africa when I got the so-called addiction to mountains and wildlife. Being an animal lover, my first trip was as a volunteer in a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, closely after that, my first mountain in Tanzania – Kilimanjaro. Since then, all I wanted to do was finance for more and more adventures either with animals or on mountains. Being in nature is where I find peace, happiness and serenity. My dog is the most important thing in my life but he is also very fat so my ultimate goal is to put him on diet and find a way to take him with me to mountain tops!
Mount Kilimanjaro / Everest Base (x2) / Mount Elbrus (x2) / Mount Toubkal / Volunteering at a Wildlife Sanctuary in Namibia / Volunteering at an Elephant Rescue Project in Thailand
Dynamic Guanabana | Journeys Specialist
Nature, music and art lover. Mesmerized by the beauty of our small and yet very diverse world.
Amateur animator, passionate listener of all kinds of music and future musician caught between the worlds of Walt Disney and National Geographic. Animist, minimalist and deeply attracted to all of the indigenous list.
Stuck in self-exploration phase but enjoying it. Planning to kayak the length of the Egyptian Nile and to live for one year in beautiful Latin America.
Karma Sherpa has over 30 years long adventure experience as an expeditions guide and has climbed Mount Everest multiple times from the Nepali side as well as from the Tibetan side making him one of our top guides. He also has a wide range of experience on other technical mountains such as Island Peak, Mera Peak, Cho Oyu, Lobuche. He has been the head guide for most of the WG journeys to Nepal and he is such a joy to be around. His experience, knowledge, humbleness and eagerness to help has always been an inspiration and motivation for clients to reach their goals.
Jawad was born in the High atlas Mountains and graduated from the Tabant Guide School in Azilal. He worked as a mountain and desert guide all over Morocco and has more than 10 years of experience guiding clients from all over the world. He studied English at university and he really enjoys having the opportunity to communicate with climbers in English.
In his own words: “I consider myself as a real ambassador of my country in the mountain and I do my best to give the clients all the information concerning the culture and tradition of the Berber people.”
He is one of the most popular people you will ever come across – friendly, hospitable, caring and funny, he is the perfect man to spend your time on the mountain with!
Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya
Daniel was born in 1981 in Arusha. He attended different courses; basic First aid responder (trainee), Mount guide Skills- Conducted with KINAPA, First Aid Course- Conducted with First Aid Africa as a trainer in Moshi Tanzania. In April 2011 he attended Wilderness First Respond (WFR) course conducted with AERIE Backcountry Medicine in Arusha. Daniel is living in suburban Arusha, where he was started to work with other companies in 2003 as Walking Safari Guide & Mountain guide. Now he joined A&K in 2009 till current as Head/Senior Mountain Guide. He likes traveling, learning new things, swimming, music, the outdoors and natural conservation activities
Vibrant Guanabana | Junior Graphic Designer
A child of the artistic world. There are too many events around us that turn the world into white, grey, or black.
I like to make a colourful perspective with my designs, let others enjoy the taste of my bakery, and last but not least sing Heavenly for the green world we live in.
Brainy Guanabana | Product Development Manager
A meticulous researcher and planner. I take that into planning any trips or experiences. Done a few mountain tops and a few times over the years.
Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya
Joseph was born in 1975 in Arusha and is currently married with kids. After school, he went for further studies in College of African Wildlife Management at Mweka 2009-2010 where he was awarded a Certificate in Wildlife Management. He attended different short courses including Mountain Guide Skills- Conducted with KINAPA, First Aid Course- Conducted with Tanzania Red Cross Society Arusha, Wilderness First Respond (WFR) course conducted with AERIE Backcountry Medicine in Arusha. He graduated from different courses and worked as Head/Senior Mountain guide guiding a 75 year old man to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. He climbed other highest peaks in Africa such as Mt Kenya many times. Joseph is currently a Head/Senior Mountain Guide. He likes traveling, outdoor and natural conservation activities, reading novels and watching the news.
Sabir was born and raised in the Atlas Mountains, he has been working for over 5 years as a guide in the mountains as well as the desert (Bougama, Atlas Mountain and Sahara)
Being born there, he is very familiar with the Atlas Mountains and very knowledgeable with the area. He also loves cooking so make sure you ask him for a good Moroccan recipe to take home with you
Joyful Guanabana | Muricata Associate
Scout member for 21 years – climbing the ladder from a very fluffy vulnerable cub to a leader – who's faced his share of harsh survival situations that've pushed his limits and honed his years' worth of survival skills. A Muricata Tribesman, leading generations in the art of survival, the wilderness, and love for the great outdoors. “I walk on the wild side, I laugh in the face of danger.” – Simba.
Kilimanjaro and Kenya
Godfrey was born in 1968 in Arusha Tanzania and is married with 3 children. Travelling around and exploring different places was one of the things, Godfrey loved from his early age. In order to pursue this dream he studied tour guiding at Communication Consult Tour Guide College. He later attended the course in guiding course at Kilimanajaro National Park (KINAPA) and attained his license as a mountain guide.
Even after reaching the peak in his career over the years as a mountain guide, Godfrey still improves his skills by taking different short courses like the Wilderness Fist Aid course in May 2013 and even provides training to other trainee guides.
After completing his education, Godfrey got a chance to work as a certified mountain guide for the past 16 years. He got several opportunities to meet different people from USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia. Guests that climbed with him have always praised him for his finest knowledge and great co-operation with each of them.
He is extremely passionate about the mountain guiding which gives him the inspiration to excel in his skills to the guests by sharing his knowledge of the mountains. He proudly shares his achievements as a mountain guide, some of which is guiding Roman Abromovich owner of Chealsea Football club and even has had opportunities to visit countries in East Africa, Qatar and even Russia.
Bubbly Guanabana | Senior Graphic Designer
When I am not hunched over a computer coming up with the latest and greatest Wild Guanabana designs, I love to go on the open road to not only explore its hidden treasures but help the people who make it so special,
P.S.: Just don't ask me (or my parents) how I got here after a Master's degree in law.
Sangam was born in remote area in Nepal and his love for the mountains was what triggered his career as a mountain guide. He has trekked widely in the Nepali and and Tibetan Himalayas and lead many trips in the Everest region, the Annapurnas, Mt Kailash, Langtang and Mustang.
Kilimanjaro and Kenya
Olariv was born in 1987 in Arusha. After finishing school, he went for further studies in the College of Four Course Guide in Mollar College center where he was awarded with a Certificate in Tour Guide Management. He completed different short courses such as Basic First Aid Responder, Mount Guide Skills- Conducted by KINAPA, First Aid Course- Conducted with First Aid Africain Moshi Tanzania, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course conducted with AERIE Backcountry Medicine in Arusha. He also completed a course for money management conducted by Summits Africa and a course by the National Institute of Transport. Olariv started off as a porter then became an assistant guide and is currently a Head/Senior mountain guide specializing in Mount Kilimanjaro. He like traveling, learning, reading novels and books, outdoor and natural conservation activities and is a strong believer in improving himself everyday to be resourceful to his fellow colleagues and clients.
Social Media Executive
Likes to think of herself as undefined, but those are some of the things she knows. You’d find her usually with a yellow backpack and a book in her hand.
In love with all music genres, you’d find some bizarre stuff on her playlist, passionate about different cultures, and she never wants to grow up.
Kilimanjaro and Mount Kenya
Goodluck Lema was born in 1986 in Arusha Tanzania and is currently married with kids. After school, he went for further studies in the College of Intel Training Center 2006-2007, where he was awarded Certificate in Tour guide management. He attended different short courses such as basic First aid Responder, Mount guide Skills- Conducted with KINAPA, Wilderness First Responder (WFR) course conducted with Wilderness Medical Associate (WMA) in Arusha. He graduated in different courses and worked as an Assistant/Head Mountain guide and lead different groups to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro. He like traveling, learning, reading, music, Outdoor and natural Conservation activities.
Brahim was born and bred in the Atlas Mountains. Based in the heart of the trekking capital, Imlil, he began his life as a muleteer (a person who handles the mules) which allowed him to gain a thorough understanding of the routes and trails of the Atlas. Brahim brings his inside knowledge, his 10 years plus expertise and his passion, providing awesome tours and utilizing all of the best routes and trails of Morocco.
Gentle Guanabana | Muricata Technical Manager
Throughout the years of my experience in education, I was fortunate enough to work with children, providing them with the right environment to both learn and play. Through this, I discovered that the best ways for children to learn are through camps and recreational activities. I’m passionate about creating programs that satisfy the learning needs of children and create a space for discovery and experimentation. I am absolutely convinced that this is necessary for the development of a passionate, creative and innovative person.
Chief Guanabana | CEO & Founder
My name is Omar Samra, I quit uninspiring jobs and start companies during financial crisis’ and then name them after exotic fruits. I also specialize in dragging myself and heavy objects to high and cold places. When I’m not working on Wild Guanabana, I’m on a mountain somewhere, climbing something snowy or hanging out somewhere remote. When I’m working, I’m designing some of the funnest journeys to the world’s most inspiring places for anyone out there looking for the extraordinary!