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About us

We are a boutique tour operator offering a selection of the best adventure trips around the globe.

The Follow Alice story

The idea for Follow Alice was planted when Reto climbed Kilimanjaro with Chris as his lead guide in 2014. Chris had started as a porter on Kilimanjaro in 1999 and had since worked his way up to become a chief guide. His dream had always been to set up his own Kilimanjaro operation. Reto decided to team up with Chris, Kazi and Chrisโ€™s brother Robert and make the dream a reality. Since then, Follow Alice has grown into a global family of local guides and international explorers who all share a passion for travel and adventure.

Chris, Reto, Kazi, Robert (from left to right)
First team meeting in Tanzania 2014
Chris, Reto, Kazi, Robert (from left to right)

What we care about at Follow Alice

Please give us a moment to tell you about the things that matter to us ...

Come as a client, leave as a friend

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    A modern tour operator

    We aim to deliver a great service that meets the needs of the modern adventure traveller. One way we do this is by taking out the middle man. We're the folks you make first contact with online, as well as the ones who wave goodbye to you at the airport after your trip! Another way we do this is by making the admin side of your trip as seamless as possible. Did you know you can pay for your trip with cryptocurrency?

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    Travel curated by travellers

    Our setup as a team is very 21st century ... we're registered in both the UK and Tanzania, and our HQ staff is a group of digital nomads, sprinkled across various timezones. That said, all of our local leaders and their support staff โ€“ the folks who look after you on your trips and ensure you have fun! โ€“ are locals. So we're a truly global and diverse team, and all the better for it, we believe!

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    Empowering local entrepreneurs

    We strive to empower local entrepreneurs by providing them with the necessary tools to run a successful business as a local leader in their country. All of our local leaders and their teams are an integral part of the Follow Alice family. You'll see it for yourself when adventuring with us!

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Meet the Team

Dani Profile

Dani ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Co-founder and CEO 

He's the brain behind the numbers and strategies of Follow Alice. Dani was part of the group that climbed Kilimanjaro in 2014 with lead guide Chris when the idea to create Follow Alice first came up.

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Reto ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ

Co-founder and strategist 

He created the company and developed the amazing team chasing the Follow Alice dream. He's always calm (Mr "Cool Beans") and is solution-orientated.

Follow Alice Local leader Chris Sichalwe

Chris ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Tanzania local leader 

Chris was the lead guide on the climb in 2014 when the idea for Follow Alice started. He has summited Kilimanjaro over 300 times and is ranked #6 out of 261 guides on Kilimanjaro by clients.

Robert Profile

Robert ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Tanzania local leader 

He's the brother of Chris and also one of our excellent Kilimanjaro lead guides. You're in very safe and capable hands when you trek with Robert.

Sonam Profile 2


Nepal local leader 

The Himalayas are his backyard. Sonam will bring you safely up and down the mountains and show you the beauty of his home country.


Tine ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช

Sales consultant 

She's our one and only Flemish teammate but she fell in love with Cape Town years ago and moved there. When not selling our amazing adventures, she's busy scuba diving!


Michael ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

Trip manager  

How many of us can say we rolled down a hill and ran into a silverback gorilla?? When heโ€™s not hanging out with gorillas, Michael is planning your epic adventure for you.

Megan Profile

Megan ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Head of written content 

Megan is based in sunny Durban, South Africa, and is the background worker bee researching and crafting our website's written content. She also spearheads our sustainability efforts.

Marco Profile

Marco ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ


He's the mastermind and programmer of this beautiful website you're looking at. He's also a former Kilimanjaro client who became a team member.

Brendan Profile

Brendan ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Head of visual content 

From smoky ol' London, he heads up the team that makes all of the pretty Follow Alice graphics and videos you see on our website and YouTube channel.

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Jess ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Social media manager 

Jess is the creator of all our email campaigns and social media posts. She's also our talented voice artist โ€“ you've probably listened to her in one of our YT videos!

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Tanvesh ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Frontend engineer 

Living in Jabalpur, India, which he loves for its cooler climate, he's our frontend engineer. It's his job to ensure everything works and looks as it should on our website!

Lady on a rock on Table Mountain

Mel ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ผ

Head of operations 

'Miracle Mel' is our HQ problem-solver and magic-maker! She liaises with the lodges and teams on the ground to ensure that all the arrangements for your trip go smoothly.

Richard Adika and Diana Schreiber, Kenya local leaders

Richard and Diana ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Kenya local leaders 

Richard and Diana are our highly experienced Kenyan local leaders. Oh, and they happen to be married to one another!

Sal Profile

Salwan ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ


Sal is a Follow Alice OG. He's had a hand in so much at Follow Alice, and is the designer of our fab logo!

Stef on quad bike

Stef ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Sales and marketing coordinator 

Originally from Italy, raised in Kenya, and now living in Cape Town, Stef is the administrative thread connecting the sales and marketing teams.

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Paul ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ

Chief marketing officer 

When not hiking in the mountains of Scotland with family, Paul is hard at work at his dream job which is helping others have truly unforgettable travel experiences like summiting Kilimanjaro or trekking to Everest Base Camp.

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Puru ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Nepal and Bhutan trip manager 

Puru joined Follow Alice in 2023 after completing a degree in international law. He loves hiking in the Himalayas, and so came onto the team as the perfect person to look after our clients heading to trek in Nepal and Bhutan!

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Arturo ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช

Lima local leader 

He's addicted to deep-fried pork sandwiches and believes Peru can conquer the world with a spoon! He wants every visitor to experience an authentic and, above all, very tasty side of Lima!

Man smiling in Cusco street scene, Peru

Mario ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ช

Cusco local leader 

He's been a trek guide since 1998, so you're in super safe hands when you hit the trail with him! He speaks English, Spanish and Quechua and is a fountain of knowledge on all sorts of diverse topics.

Lady wearing a beanie and smiling at camera on top of Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Sarah ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Cusco local leader 

She's an avid hiker who's spent many cold nights huddled under handwoven blankets in the Andes. A textile conservator, she volunteers with a number of organisations dedicated to the revitalisation of traditional weaving.

Wildebeests grazing in Maasai Mara, Kenya, with setting sun


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