New Trekker Adventures, LLC



Willie Bungi

A thrill of a lifetime – 335 feet bungi jump at Victoria Falls, October 2005.
Mike Cantlin filming.
(Southern Discovery Adventure trip, 2005)

See my   Playlist: Travel in Africa, for a VIDEO of this amazing thrill on

For aYouTube Play complete Playlist of all videos on YouTube, please click the icon to the left.

LogoNew Trekker Adventures LTD.

A travel company with a large dose of adventure, catering for your families, by our families.

Our Origin and Purpose

New Trekker Adventures was founded by Willie Grové in 1997, and incorporated in the State of Ohio in 2005.  The company specializes in small, private, guided adventure trips, such as climbing Kilimanjaro or trekking to Everest Base Camp and back.  We also specialize in small private game reserve adventures in Southern Africa, particYouTube Playularly in Botswana.  We have brought many amazed Americans to fall in love with Africa this way.  See our collection of videos at Travel in Africa on YouTube

The Grové Family

Willie Grové was born in South Africa. He immigrated to the United States in 1978 after marrying an American girl from Columbus, Ohio.  Katie and Willie have shared great adventures together and have traveled in many parts of the world.  Africa and its people and wildlife remain their first love.  Willie is a Financial Consultant with an international investment firm, and in 2005 was selected by Barron’s Magazine as one of the Top 100 Consultants in America.  He was selected as  one of the top 25 for the state of Ohio in 2009 and 2010, 2011, and 2012.  He was also selected by Registered Rep. magazine as one of America’s Top 50 Advisors in 2004 and one of 10 Outstanding Brokers in America in 1997.  He has a successful investment practice in Columbus, Ohio, serving clients across America.  Katie has a fashion accessories company Abrigo Bag Ltd.

Willie and Katie live in Columbus, Ohio, and New York City.  They have two children. 

Thomas, formerly a video game designer and entrepreneur in San Francisco, is married to Yukiko Miyajima, and they have a son, William Ryusei.   They moved to Saigon, Vietnam where Thomas was head of design for a large French video game development company until this year when he started his own design firm, dxSaigon and recently launched an online design magazine, dxMag.

Jessica is a Broadway actress in New York City and is married to another Broadway actor, Dan Cooney.  Dan is the founder of The Encore Musical Theatre Company in Dexter, Michigan, and currently is performing a lead role in Heathers, the Musical.


LogoYou may contact Willie Grové and new Trekker Adventures LTD by emailing or calling 614 477-0105.  On the right are a number of links to other related sites or sites of interest.  Float the cursor over the link to see a short description of the site.  Scroll down to see more links.

Our Excursions

New Trekker Adventures LTD excursions and expeditions are by appointment only.  Please contact Willie Grové for details and departure dates.  Please see our blog posts for examples of previous adventures.

Website Design

I am indebted to W. Thomas Grové for designing the original layout of this site, and for teaching and coaching me into using WordPress. Thomas is founder and owner of dxSaigon, a design and development consultancy based in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Slide1






This profile contains information from the State of Ohio Secretary of State registration

Company Profile

Entity Number 1550320
Status Active
Filing Date 06/15/2005
Expiry Date Indefinite
Location Columbus, Ohio and new York, New York
County Franklin
State Ohio
8 on the Square, #1701

8 East Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio, 43215

Phone: 614 477-0105

Email Address:


Effective Date: 06/15/2005IncorporatorWilliam T. Grové

Company Overview

NEW TREKKER ADVENTURES LTD. is a company incorporated in Ohio and its Entity Number is 1550320. NEW TREKKER ADVENTURES LTD. Incorporation registration was filed on 06/15/2005. The company’s status is listed as Active.

The company engages in the business of private travel, conducting small guided adventure tours to Africa, South East Asia, and the Himalayas. Countries include: all Southern Africa Countries, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Egypt, as well as Japan, Vietnam, and Nepal. Guided tours to the summit of Kilimanjaro, and to Everest Base Camp, as well as Alaska and Belize.  Ski trips and trekking adventures to the Western States of the USA.

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