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Nate Taiaroa

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African Adventure Specialist at Africa Specialist - Adventure Out Loud
Gold Coast, Queensland

Rated 5/5 (9 Reviews)
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"Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" Nelson Mandela

About Nate Taiaroa

Having travelled, lived and guided across Africa since 2008, I love helping every-day-Aussies explore Africa's most exotic destinations. I get a thrill from creating authentic itineraries that take you to places you've never heard of, connect you to unique cultures and communities, and help you better understand the world around you on a deeper level.

Whether you're hiking Mt Kilimanjaro, going on safari, getting up-close-and-personal with a giant gorilla or exploring Ethiopia’s undiscovered churches, our range of small group and tailor-made private adventures will exceed your wildest travel dreams. 


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I am also extremely passionate about using travel as a vehicle for making a positive impact on the world, and I am a firm believer that education is one of the best ways to fight poverty. According to the UN, there are 111 million African children who aren't in school right now. I'm not ok with this and I'm doing something about it by donating 50% of Adventure Out Loud's profits to keep disadvantaged children in school. 

Through our Australian charity partner, Mwembe, we also make it easy for our customers to personally sponsor a student through school. Then we arrange for them to meet their sponsor student as part of their trip. This is an incredibly connecting and humbling experience that allows our customers to experience, first-hand, the impact that they are having, and we get a thrill out of each student we get sponsored through school. 


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Best African Travel Specialist Australia AwardBest African Adventure Travel Specialist Australia AwardBest African Adventure Travel Specialist APAC Award


Australia Prestige Awards 2022 WinnerQueensland Social Enterprise Council QSEC 2020Adventure Out Loud Impact Travel CEO of the Year 2022


Company Details

Year I became a Travel Agent
2015
Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 12pm
Accepted Forms of Payments
Bank Transfer
Credit Card
Credentials
African Travel Specialist:
- Magical Kenya Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Africa's Eden Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Africa's Eden - Botswana Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Africa's Eden - Namibia Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Africa's Eden - Zimbabwe Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Africa's Eden - Zambia Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Love Cape Town Specialist Program: Online Travel Training
- Egypt Specialist Program: Online Travel Training

Sustainable & Responsible Travel Expert
- University of Queensland: Alumni Sustainable Travel Lecturer
- Africa's Eden - Travelling for good: Online Travel Training

Cambodian Travel Specialist

Other training/qualifications:
- Bachelors of Commerce
- Diploma of Chartered Accounting
Honours & Awards
Lux Magazine: Best African Travel Specialists (2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 & 2024)
APAC: Impact Travel CEO of the Year (2022)
  • Destinations I specialise in:
  • Africa, East Africa, Southern Africa
  • Travel Types I Specialise in:
  • Adventure Holidays, All-Inclusive Holiday Packages, Bucket List Travel, Safari Holidays, Small Group Travel, Sustainable Travel, Tailor Made Private Tours

Contact Information

Company Name
Africa Specialist - Adventure Out Loud
ATAS Accredited
No
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Location
Gold Coast, Queensland
Australia

Nate Taiaroa Reviews


Submitted by Jaylyn Hawkes on Friday, May 05, 2023

The ultimate Kilimanjaro & safari adventure

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We had the most amazing experience travelling Tanzania and Kenya with Adventure Out Loud! From climbing Kilimanjaro, safari and experiencing local life our experience was entirely personalised. Nate, founder of AOL, was very supportive through the whole experience and easily contactable for all questions. Not only did we have the trip of a lifetime but 50% of profits go to supporting underprivileged children in going to school.

Submitted by Naomi Solomon on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Absolutely fantastic!

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Nate created the honeymoon of our dreams! Busy with wedding planning, we gave Nate full control in planning us a 5 week trip to Kenya and Tanzania... WOW! Every moment was so incredible thanks to Nate's attention to detail, organisation and pure passion for Africa.Our itinerary was the perfect mix of immersion, authentic cultural experiences, adventure, exploration and relaxation. Thanks to Nate's connections, every guide, driver and local person he arranged for us to meet became a quick friend, we felt so safe and looked after every step of the way.The communication was second to none, so friendly and knowledgeable, always available when we needed. It was fantastic waking up each day to the itinerary app, full of clear plans, tips and recommendations - eliminating any possible stress or decision fatigue that can come with overseas travel.Nate went above and beyond to create unique travel experiences, we would highly recommend and will be using him again! 


Reply From Nate Taiaroa

We absolutely loved planning your honeymoon Naomi & Ben. Thank you for trusting us with such a special trip and we hope to see you in Africa again one day soon. 

Submitted by Peter Hodgson on Friday, May 05, 2023

Bucket list dream

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Nate and the team at AOL delivered an African trip of a lifetime!  From start to finish they offered a highly personalised service, excellent attention to detail and an action packed itinerary that exceeded our expectations. Nate and his team kept everyone safe while ensuring we had an authentic African experience. For anyone heading to Africa I cannot recommend AOL enough! 

Submitted by Robyn Cotton on Friday, May 05, 2023

So worth the wait...

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I waited nearly 3 years to embark on this experience with Adventure Out Loud and it didn't disappoint.  Planning was meticulous and the utmost care was taken at all times.  Mount Kilimanjaro was an experience I will never forget and the safaris in Amboseli National Park and Masai Mara in Kenya were fantastic.  The variety and number of wild animals was breathtaking.  The services provided by Adventure Out Loud left nothing to chance and were world class.  I can't recommend them highly enough.  I am now planning my next African adventure with them so what are you waiting for?

Submitted by Robert Hodgson on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Kilimanjaro and Safari Tour

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This was an absolute epic holiday and once in a lifetime experience. Nate took care of everything and the entire trip felt personalised to us. From the amazing service while climbing Kilimanjaro to the cultural emersion and safari, Nate did not settle for anything but the best for us. Everything we did also supported one good cause or another. We'll be back and will be giving the highest recommendation to anyone wanting to do any of their trips.


Reply From Nate Taiaroa

Thanks for exploring Africa with us Rob. We loved trekking Kili with you and all of the memorable times on safari, in the village and at our charity schools. Hope to see you guys in Africa again one day :-) 

Submitted by Shirley Hayes on Friday, May 05, 2023

The most amazing experience of my life

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This was the most amazing experience of my life.  The wildlife, the people and the countryside of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda was mind blowing.  My personal highlight was coming face-to-face with gorillas in the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Adventure Out Loud's organisation, professionalism and attention to every detail could not be surpassed.  I'm already planning my next adventure with AOL.

Submitted by O'Connor Law Pty Ltd on Thursday, May 16, 2024

African First Timers

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Who would have thought when the idea of an African holiday came up that it would change our life.  Most people think of safaris and animals and yes, they were amazing and we were able to get so close to them but the truly incredible experience were the people.  Nate has developed a great relationship with people and organisations across Africa and we were lucky to spend time with them.  He introduced us to Mirror of Hope, working to educate and train people living in the slum in Nairobi and we now have the privilege of sponsoring some children in Africa to be educated.  The small group tour ticked all the boxes.  Despite being middle aged we managed the gorilla trek and felt very supported throughout the entire holiday.  It was a real adventure.  I would do another trip with Nate and highly recommend Adventure Out loud to anyone wanting a real African adventure.     


Reply From Nate Taiaroa

Loved exploring Africa with you DM & Pete. I was looking through some of the safari pics from your trip the other day and they are stunning. We had such an unforgettable adventure and I love how you both embraced every moment. Can't wait for our next adventure together. Thank you for trusting us with your first African trip. 

Submitted by Belen Estrella on Friday, May 05, 2023

Unforgettable couples safari

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We want to thank Nate and all the team, they ensured that our adventure in Kenya was one of a kind. We felt always heard and they ensured that we were comfortable at all moments. I want to highlight how they managed some small issues we had - always offering us solutions and kindness. From the planning to each person that we met during our adventure, everything was awesome. The big plus is how through Nate you can be a more respectful tourists also learning about the diverse realities, thanks adventure out loud!

Submitted by Jeanette Farren on Friday, May 05, 2023

Fabulous great migration safari, gorilla & chimp adventure

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Fabulous adventures with Adventure Out Loud. Nate's attention to detail is extraordinary, in addition to his commitment to his client's experiencing the time of their lives. Highly recommended.

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Nate Taiaroa Travel Blogs


Posted 11/07/2024 by Nate Taiaroa
A Beginners Guide to Trekking Mt Kilimanjaro

At 5,895m, Kilimanjaro is the highest-free standing mountain in the world and the Roof of Africa. It is also one... View More


Posted 25/05/2024 by Nate Taiaroa
A Beginners Guide to your First African Safari

An African Safari is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that allows you to get up close and personal with Africa's... View More


Nate Taiaroa Photo Albums


Cultural Immersions

Africa is a continent rich in cultural diversity, with more than 2,000 languages and thousands of ethnic groups.... View More


Charity Immersions | Africa

111 million* African children aren't in school   We're not ok with this and we are doing something... View More


Beach Gateway Destinations in Africa

Africa is home to some of the best beaches in the world, best of all, many of them are not crowded.  A relaxing... View More


Chimpanzees

Chimpanzees are one of our favourite African animals. They are also one of our closest relatives.  Chimp... View More


Gorillas

Gorillas are one of the most unique and iconic animals in the world. Only found in Africa, gorillas are a must see... View More


Kilimanjaro

About Mount Kilimanjaro Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania, East Africa. At 5,895m above sea level,... View More


Best African Safari Destinations

Africa's best safari destinations are (in order): Tanzania Kenya Botswana South Africa If... View More