New Trekker Adventures, LLC

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

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New 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.

 Climb the mountains and get their good tidingsThe 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.  In addition to leading adventure tours through New Trekker Adventures Ltd., Willie is a 30-year veteran Financial Consultant with an international investment firm.  In 2005 he 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 and one of the top 1,000 in America every year from 2009 to 2015.  He was also selected by Registered Rep. magazinAbrigo 2e 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 2014 when he started his own design firm, dxSaigon and recently launched an online design magazine, dxMag.

Daughter Jessica Grové 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 has a greater than 20-year Broadway performance history, from Evita and Les Misérables to Mamma Mia.


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 in Southern Discovery 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.  I am also indebted to Thomas for conjuring up the name, New Trekker Adventures when he was just 16-years-old.  We were on a six-week safari in Southern Africa when he compared what we were doing with the adventures of the pioneers of South Africa in the 1800’s, called Voortrekkers.  Thomas also came up with our logo on that same trek in Africa.





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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