About Us

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Why book your trip with EWP? 

          • We are a small, specialist company taking great pride in arranging trips for clients to several worldwide destinations where we have first-hand experience.
          • We offer a personal service, and are here to answer all of your questions – and some that you hadn’t even thought of!
          • Our itineraries can be tailored to make sure that you have the trip that you are looking for, whether you are a large group booking or a single traveller.
          • Our goal is to provide you with an unforgettable trip at an affordable price, with as much help as we can provide along the way!
          • We like to think that we are sending you on an adventure where you will meet new cultures, new challenges and will be rewarded with a sense of achievement and well-being by the time you return home.
          • We are passionate about the outdoors and have a great love and respect for the environment. We demonstrate this through our support of ‘Sustainable Travel’ and are committed to helping to improve the communities with whom we work.
          • We work only with those that are experts in their field offering a core of fully qualified, English speaking and very experienced guides – most of whom are personal friends to us.

A little about our history …

Our business began over 30 years ago in Kenya by a group of specialists comprising climbers, bush experts, a rally driver and two pilots! Since then the company opened an office in the UK and began working independently, but keeping a close working relationship with many of our contacts and guides located in East Africa, including  Zara Tours – one of the leading experts in trekking on Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Meru.

Andrews love of travel and adventure then took him to the Eastern block where he soon built up associations with local people (leading experts) in a variety of outdoor activities in Russia, Central Asia, Bulgaria, Poland, and Romania. More recently we have included Turkey, Libya, Morocco and the Italian Alps. In Turkey we now have a permanent base and a network of guides.

Our Staff 

Andrew Wielochowski – Founder and Director

Andrew is very much a ‘man of the mountains’ and spends practically all of his spare time among the hills and mountains – climbing them, trekking them or drawing maps of them! His love of the great outdoors and sense of adventure is what has made EWP into what it is today. He is able to offer in-depth and practical advice on all of our destinations.  Once a teacher, his love of sharing knowledge and experience has never left him!

Fay Wielochowska –  Founder and Secretary

Fay is the lovely and dedicated wife of Andrew and has joined or supported him on all of his personal adventures.  Between them they have 3 (now grown up) children who each have a love for adventure and the outdoors. Also once a teacher Fay’s expertise and knowledge are always there to be shared. Not only does Fay enjoy travelling, but she is also a very valued member of her local community, contributing a great deal of her time in order to help keep the village alive!

Debbie Poulson – Office manager

Debbie has worked with Fay and Andrew for almost 12 years and plays a big part in organising and co-ordinating our trips.  There is a great deal of job satisfaction to be had by spending your working days helping others to achieve their ‘once in a lifetime’ trip, or to embark on that special adventure that they have been promising themselves. She takes great pride in her work, and is always happy to ‘go the extra mile’ to help make sure you have the best time possible. A mum and keen dog walker she enjoys walking the hills and vales of Wales in her spare time.

Our Guides

Our carefully selected and trusted Guides have all worked with us now for several years.  Each guide has their own dedicated team.

Italy – Andrew Wielochowski

Kilimanjaro – Joseph ‘Photo’ Mandaru

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Kilimanjaro – Godlisten Mkuyo

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Kenya – Dickson Kibarra Mutanga

Turkey – Christian Kollinsky

Russia & Central Asia – Andrei Kroussanov

MAPS – Many of the areas we operated in had maps which were either out of print, restricted or out of date. To remedy this we used our local expertise and with the help of cartographers we published our own range of maps, many of them produced and published jointly with West Col Productions.

EWP Privacy Policy – Any information you send is transferred to us on a secure server ensuring no third party is able to read it. We in turn only use the information you send: to process your credit card payment or to send you our products, information packages or tickets. We may, unless otherwise requested, send you newsletters by email or post – at most two or three times a year. Your information or data is never passed on to any other party by us.

EWP and your security – Factpass Ltd, (T/A EWP) has now been successfully trading for 30+ years. You can obtain a financial “Status Reference” about us through your bank who will contact our bank (Santander) for you.

Your holiday is further protected by our Public Liability Insurance which covers any claims you may have against us subject to the Booking Conditions .

Bookings made from this website are with EWP and are made in the UK.

Proprietors: Factpass Ltd., Reg. Office: Haulfryn, Cilycwm, SA20 0SP. Co. Reg. No.: 1979602. Director: Andrew Wielochowski. Company Secretary: Fay Wielochowska.

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