Alison Nolting
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Alison Nolting

Director of Tours and Marketing

Alison has over 25 years in the travel industry. She was born and grew up in Zimbabwe, attended Cordon Bleu school in Cape Town and worked in both Harare and London. A career change had her running a safari camp where she met Mark and moved to the USA in 1991. She has traveled with Mark and their two boys as a family, to over 10 countries in Africa and on 18 or so trips with her children. Beyond going on numerous safaris in Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa, Alison loves the Lower Zambezi river region, gorilla and chimp trekking, adventuring in the Skeleton Coast, and the Indian Ocean island Seychelles.

Southern Africa Bush Tails

  Mana Pools, our new study region in the north of Zimbabwe, is providing equal excitement and with the help of Professional Guide, Nick Murray, we have the location of two dens. One belongs to alpha fe male Tait, of the Vundu Pack. Happily her GPS collar, which was fitted

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Office Trip Reports

TRANS-OKAVANGO, BOTSWANA TRIP REPORT May 2011 After an early breakfast at the Johannesburg Intercontinental (the ideal hotel for overnight, when arriving in the late afternoon and leaving again early the next day) we boarded the Air Botswana flight to Maun. This is always an interesting flight, as everyone on board

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

1st April 2011 The latest update on the Wild Dog Project is exciting. I met with Greg Rasmussen, who is the man behind the start of the project 20 years ago and we have been officially inducted into the Painted Dog Conservation Team. So the ball is rolling for the

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Office Trip Reports

SOUTH AFRICA, ZIMBABWE AND BOTSWANA I recently returned from a fantastic adventure to southern Africa which included my first safari to Botswana! My trip started with a wonderful weekend in Durban, South Africa where I caught up with family and visited the Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga Rocks. Recently refurbished,

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – Africa Adventure Company’ “Eyes on Elephant” trip has been selected as one of this year’s National Geographic Traveler magazine’s prestigious’ ” 50 Tours of a Lifetime“ for 2011. The honorees have been chosen for being the most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best -guided and most

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

1st April 2011  The latest update on the Wild Dog Project is exciting. I met with Greg Rasmussen, who is the man behind the start of the project 20 years ago and we have been officially inducted into the Painted Dog Conservation Team. So the ball is rolling for the

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

As we get ready for the 2011 season the waters of the Zambezi are high, with exceptional rains in the region the headwaters of the river are high and Lake Kariba is filling at a rapid rate. The flood gates have been open for over a month, and at one

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Office Trip Reports

Szilvia Hegyi –  Safari in Kenya and gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2011 After spending a night at the lovely House of Waine in Nairobi, we started our Kenyan safari in Amboseli where we spent time at Tortilis Camp and Tawi Lodge. Both Tortilis and Tawi Lodge a re located on

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

An AAC safari is more than just game viewing! Some of the selected conservation and community projects that we passionately support are featured below. We are especially thrilled to assist students’ education as it is our hope they will continue a career in wildlife conservation or a tourism field. Wilderness Safaris in

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Office Trip Reports

Cairo, Luxor, Aswan  and a 4 -night Nile Cruise  July 11-19, 2010 We ate dinner at the Khan el Khalili restaurant as we wanted something quick and simple. The menu had a nice mix of continental and ethnic cuisine. I enjoyed the kofta (lamb meatballs that are grilled) which was

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