The Adventure Out Loud Difference

The world’s true beauty isn’t captured by popular tourist attractions. True beauty is found by immersing one’s self in new community, culture and language and finding a way to make a difference in someone else’s life.
50% of our profits are donated to keep disadvantaged children in school.   

Smalls Groups, Big Difference

Our founder Nate is incredibly passionate about making the world a better place. Nate has been travelling, living, guiding & volunteering across Africa since 2008. 

In 2015, after spending 18 months living and volunteering in Tanzania, Nate wanted to do something more. He wanted to find a way to help other people through his passion for travel and adventure. In particular, he wanted to keep disadvantaged students in school.

Nate thought this goal could be achieved by connecting the millions of travellers who visit developing countries each year to local communities, cultures and charities. Ultimately, he believed he could create a travel company that inspired travellers to help the people and causes they met on their adventures.

Over the next 6 to 12 months, Nate discussed the idea with hundreds of people as he travelled across Africa, the Middle East and Europe, and was amazed by just how many people loved and supported the idea. 

By late 2015, Adventure Out Loud and the #adventureforacause travel model were born and since our first #adventureforacause in July 2016, we’ve already made a huge difference.









Our Team

Our team of local and Western guides are passionate about creating unique, personalised travel experiences that make a difference in the lives of our adventurers and in the communities we visit.

Whether it’s climbing the highest free-standing mountain in the world or volunteering in Africa’s largest slums, our team is unified in our passion for adventure and making a difference.

Nate Taiaroa

Founder & Tour Leader

Nate is an Aussie with an enthusiastic addiction for life and an incredible thirst for adventure.

Nate first set foot in Africa in 2008 after the passing of his mum. Since his first trip, Nate has travelled, lived or volunteered in more than 40 countries, across 4 different continents, many of which are in Africa. 

From 2013 - 2015, Nate lived in Arusha, Tanzania and volunteered at the School of St Jude. After leaving St Jude, he founded Adventure Out Loud to combine his passion for travel and making a difference. Today, Nate guides most of our Australian led tours. He also runs our office and likes to spend most of his time inspiring people to explore Africa and fight poverty through education. 

Robert “bobby” woiso

Head Kilimanjaro Guide

With more than 20 years experience on Mt Kilimanjaro, you’re in safe hands with Bobby.

Bobby started Kilimanjaro as a porter and with hard work become the head guide for G Adventures. Later, Bobby started his own trekking company, realising he he was more passionate about trekking Kilimanjaro than sitting in an office.

Bobby's “one love” approach to life inspires everyone around him. In our opinion, Bobby serves and connect his trekkers and Wagumu (Swahili for "stong mountain warriors" aka porters) better than anyone on Kilimanjaro and over the years, Bobby has done an incredible job of nurturing a group of talented guides who will make sure your Kilimanjaro experience is unforgettable. 

Dr. Dan Lack

Medical Director & Tour Leader

Dan first fell in love with Africa when he was living and volunteering in South Africa. 

Starting his career as a climate change researcher, Dan also has experience as a mountain rescuer in the Colorado Rockies. Today Dan is a General Practitioner focusing on urgent care medicine. He is also a senior lecturer at the University of Tasmania teaching expedition medicine and healthcare in remote and extreme environments.

Dan provides Adventure Out Loud with the most up-to-date information on travel, wilderness rescue, and altitude medicine to ensure our trips are as successful and safe as possible. Dan also provides travel telehealth consults to any AOL customers.


Melissa "Mel" Heap

Marketing & Social Media

Mel first joined Adventure Out Loud as a university student eager to gain marketing experience in the travel industry. Her attention to detail, creativity and enthusiasm for life impressed us and when she finished her internship, we asked her to join our team.

Mel is now responsible for all of our amazing social media. If you love what she does, give us a like and a follow. 

Jacob “Puppy” Murunga

Tour Leader, Logistics & Administration

Jacob is the “pup” of the Adventure Out Loud team and our first sponsor student to graduate university. An orphan with a fascinating story of perseverance, Jacob graduate second in his Bachelor in Economics degree and we are proud to have played a small part in helping him complete his studies. 

Jacob is an invaluable member of our East African team and is best known for his mischievous sense of humour, "hyenna cackle" and wide-grinning smile.

Ashleigh "Ash" Kataria

Marketing, Design & Administration

Ash and her husband Sunny are two of the driving forces behind Adventure Out Loud. Without the free rent and support both offered Nate during our start-up phase, we may never have evolved into the amazing company we are today.  

Ash has an incredible eye for detail and is responsible for many of the behind-the-scence details that make your trip so unforgettable. 

Nicole Rowles

PR & Content Manager

Nicole is an outdoor enthusiast with a passion for travel and adventure. A publicist, podcaster and former journalist, she loves to weave words into magic!






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