has spent most of his life in Sudan and Tanzania after being born in Kenya and educated in the UK. He is one of East Africa’s most knowledgeable and innovative guides. After many years working with award-winning tourism companies, Ake founded what has quickly become one of the best mountain climbing outfitters in East Africa. He can often be found guiding mountain expeditions, exploring remote wilderness areas on foot, or biking to unexplored places.
His ability to pioneer and execute new adventures for all types of travelers, from enthusiastic beginners to highly-skilled adventure seekers, brings a wealth of invaluable experience to Adventure International’s programs.
Ake has successfully climbed and guided many peaks including Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, and Cotopaxi to name just a few. With Ake leading your trek, climb or safari, you are sure to become fast friends and will be planning your next adventure!
grew up in Malibu, California and has spent much of his life traveling and working with management teams on film productions, restaurants, and lodges in Los Angeles, Spain, South Africa and Tanzania. After managing a leading luxury safari lodge in Tanzania, Frank joined a mountain climbing outfitter there as the International Sales & Marketing Director before partnering with Ake at Adventure International.
He also has climbed a number of peaks including Kilimanjaro, Mt Kenya, Mt Meru, and Mt Whitney to name a few. His passion for finding and organizing adventures is a great asset to Adventure International and he spends countless hours carefully planning tailor-made trips around the world. His considerable knowledge of safari destinations comes from his first-hand experience at many of Africa’s premiere safari lodges and tented camps.
You will often find him surfing or exploring a new remote wilderness area to add to AI’s list of exciting destinations. Frank guarantees your trip is planned well and executed with impeccable service from start to finish.
- climber, explorer, sales director Europe. Really needs to update his profile and stop exploring so much 😉
with an Irish origin, Marion schooled and completed university in the UK and in the last decade, while working full time in the London financial sector and raising two amazing kids, has also found time to travel extensively across the globe! In 2016 she founded our UK operation, climbed Kilimanjaro and is set to continue the great adventure.
Marion heads up our financial department and is on hand to assist with questions and logistics support for all AI adventures.