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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 Chris’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?

  • Finally, 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 – the folks who look after you on your trips and ensure you have fun! – are locals. So we're a truly global and diverse team, and all the better for it, we believe!

    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 – the folks who look after you on your trips and ensure you have fun! – 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

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Dani 🇨🇭

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 🇨🇭

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.

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Chris 🇹🇿

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.

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Robert 🇹🇿

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.

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Sonam🇳🇵

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.

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Tine 🇧🇪

Trip manager 

She's our one and only Flemish teammate who fell in love with Cape Town and moved here years ago. When not looking after our Kilimanjaro and Tanzania safari guests, she's busy scuba diving!

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Michael 🇿🇼

Trip manager  

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

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Tash 🇬🇧

Chief Adventure Officer 

She's the soul of Follow Alice, always thinking about what our clients need and looking after the rest of us in house too! She spends her time between London and Cape Town.

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Megan 🇿🇦

Head of written content 

Megan is based in sunny Durban, South Africa, and is the background worker bee researching and crafting all of our written content.

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Marco 🇨🇭

CTO  

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.

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Brendan 🇬🇧

Head of visual content 

Brennels is the creator of all our inspiring videos and informative graphics. His amazing work is probably the reason that you landed here on our page.

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Jess 🇿🇦

Social media manager 

She's responsible for creating our fabulous newsletters as well as sharing up-to-date and fun content on all of our social media channels.

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Tanvesh 🇮🇳

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!

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Mel 🇿🇼

Operations coordinator 

'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.

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Tapiwa 🇿🇼

SEO and advertising 

Tapiwa – or Taps – is our SEO and advertising guru, and we look to him to get us good search rankings and lots of quality leads!

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Salwan 🇩🇰

CMO 

If you found us via Google, it's thanks to the hard work, great content and SEO of Sal. He's a passionate entrepreneur and Muay Thai fighter.

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Joel 🇨🇭

Community manager 

He's the organiser of our community trips, and has a sixth sense for where the fun is at. You'll most likely find him on an island, in a boat, or exploring the mountains.

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Oangdi 🇳🇵

Nepal local leader 

He's always smiling and is the best contact for a night out in Kathmandu. He's called the Prince of Thamel for good reason!

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Dinesh 🇱🇰

Sri Lanka local leader 

He's our local expert in Sri Lanka. He'll put together an adventure trip that's tailored to your wishes.

Yannick

Yannick 🇸🇪

Sweden local leader 

He's our local leader for the kayaking adventure in beautiful Sweden.

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David 🇮🇸

Iceland local leader 

This man knows his way around the wonders of Iceland like no other!

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Follow Alice Ltd

207 Regent Street

London, W1B 3HH

United Kingdom

 

Follow Alice Tours (T) LTD

PO Box 1923, Moshi

Tanzania

 

Follow Alice Tours (T) LTD is registered in Tanzania and holds all the necessary licences to run Kilimanjaro climbs and safaris.

 

Our Credentials

Follow Alice is rated 5/5 stars across all major platforms

We are an approved partner company with the Kilimanjaro Porters Assistance Project

 

 

International Mountain Explorers Connection – IMEC – Partner for Responsible Travel Program.

 

 

Copyright Follow Alice LTD. 2021, registration number 10374382 (England & Wales)