Steve Wahome
AWS Guide

Steve Wahome was born and raised on the slopes of Mt Kenya. He was educated in Naro Moru House and after completion of school high school and Utalii College in Nairobi, he started working for Alliance Hotels & Resorts leading special hiking trips to Mt Kenya. Steve is also a NOLS graduate, a highly experienced mountain guide who has climbed Mt. Everest, the Ruwenzori’s, the Alps, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya (which he has climbed over 400 times). He is also a wildlife enthusiast and fly fisherman. Steve lives in Naro Moru with his wife and children.


Hussein Itumbi
AWS Guide

Hussein was born and raised in Singida district, in the central part of Tanzania. Hussein currently lives in Arusha with his wife and children. He is a NOLS graduate and has worked as a lead group guide for many years with privately owned safari companies. He is also an experienced mountain guide and has extensively worked with international community services and cultural exchange programs.



Nderitu “Du’’ Wanjau
Founder of AWS and Lead Guide

Nderitu “Du” Wanjau, is the founder and the lead safari guide of the African Wilderness Safari (AWS) company. He is a Kenyan, born and raised on the slopes of Mt. Kenya. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and two boys. Du has been leading travel groups from the USA to East Africa for over 16 years. Besides leading safaris, he is also a community development organizer in East Africa and works with underprileged communities, youth and women and also is an advocate for conservation in East Africa region. He is a licensed tour operator in East Africa and a Kenya Tourist Board authorized Travel Specialist reperesentative in North America. Because of Du’s diverse background, he has a good understanding of different cultures which allows him to have a unique perspective to share on the safaris while traveling in East Africa. With a passion for the outdoors and nature, he first climbed Mt Kenya at age the of 16 years reaching up to 16,000 ft. Du’s love for the nature and wildlife landed him into a college of African Wildlife Management (Mweka) in Tanzania. After Mweka college, he joined and became a member of the Kenya Wildlife Club and was involved and traveled extensively around the country advocating the importance of conservation to the youth as well as the community at large. He later joined the American National Outdoor Leadership school as a student and became an instructor. After working for NOLS for a couple of years Du moved to San Francisco in the Bay Area in USA to further his career. In the Bay area he worked with East Bay Conservation Corps. Having been involved in the wide variety of organizations had proved to be very useful and with the love of the outdoors, nature, and working with underprivileged communities he founded AWS in the year 2000.