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.

Office Trip Reports

Over the past two years, I have been reading trip report s from all of our clients. I always imagine myself in their place as they vividly describe their adventures and sightings. Not hing, and I mean nothing prepared me for my very own experience in the dark continent. Our

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Office Trip Reports

A special safari this one – I had the pleasure of traveling with 3 Africa ‘˜virgins’ – my partner Sonia and our dearest friends Barbara and Steve. For those of us who have had the good fortune to have been on safari lready taking first timers is incredibly exciting –

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Office Trip Reports

“Take it easy, but take it” These were the words most repeated by my guide over five days of mountain biking in Namibia this June. The Namibian desert in the northwest part of the country, better known as Damaraland, is an open book that reads like a story. The unique

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Office Trip Reports

This vacation began with a text message ‘all of your flights are cancelled’¦..this is no joke’. The Iceland volcano was set to spoil a vacation that I planned for a year and a half. Thankfully I booked by my flights with AAC and Bill jumped into action and rebooked us

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

For over 24 years The Africa Adventure Company (AAC) has continued to offer travelers an authentic safari experience. Our desire to have you see, feel and taste Africa means that you get off the standard tourist path and out into the bush. We frequently get calls from new clients explaining that

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

Dear Safari Traveler: As I sit down to write this letter I reflect on the past 18 months and feel great success and satisfaction. Although it was a turbulent time in the middle of the world’s economic crisis, we stayed fluid to theconstantly changing safari industry. Our clients benefited with some of

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

OUR IN-HOUSE AIR DEPARTMENT » Our in-house Air Department, led by Bill Rivard and Janet Coffigny, has 37 years of combined experience and, in the safari industry, experience counts for everything. » They know the various carriers and how to get you the best deals. Having insight to the African market

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

Every year we highlight our newest safari programs and for 2010-2011, Voluntourism is the forefront of adventure travel and is seeing incredible growth across Africa! The opportunity to expand your horizons beyond a traditional safari experience and work hand-in-hand with local conservationists and communities is unforgettable. These programs are exclusive to Africa

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Office Trip Reports

This trip was a whirlwind of 13 camps in 16 days! On arrival in Lusaka I boarded a scheduled Proflight to the Jeki airstrip. There I was met by a guide from Sausage Tree and we took a short 10 minute game drive to the boat launch site. From there

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

Every year we look forward to the latest “Top 100 Hotels” list in Conde Nast and Travel and Leisure to see if our favorite exclusive camps and lodges have been discovered by other travelers. Thankfully our hidden gems haven’t and our clients are benefiting from our knowledge. Below are some of our

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