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.

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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AAC stands out among our competitors for a variety of reasons but the biggest might be our guides. Undoubtedly some of the best on the continent, our guides are hand selected and matched to our clients’ personalities and game viewing preferences. Bird lovers in Kenya placed with a top ornithologist; black rhino

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We would like to thank all of our clients who took the time to submit their wonderful photos from their safaris this past year (2009). So many breathtaking moments captured by you, it was very difficult to select winners. Below are our Top Picks for the five categories, Wildlife, Birds, Scenery, People

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Office Trip Reports

Chimps and Gorillas! Louise Steynberg and Alison Nolting November 12th – 21st, 2009   On arrival in Entebbe, Uganda we were met by a smiling Lydia who gave us a wonderful briefing, and then we met our Driver/Guide Benjamin Musisi and continued to the Kampala Serena hotel. You know you

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– The unity government is now in place. Will travel! – The guides are the most experienced and well-trained on the continent. – The camps are a varied mix of permanent tented camps and upscale lodges. – Game highlights include black rhino, wild dog and huge tuskers! – The parks

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Office Trip Reports

I was very excited about my first visit to Tanzania. After a long flight we finally arrive d and were greeted by our guide, Jadim. Jadim was a fantastic guide, very knowledgeable and a great ambassador for his country. Throughout the safari he shared his incredible knowledge with us about

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It has been a busy year for the staff at AAC! Our team continues to travel throughout Africa to bring you unparalleled insight in the game reserves, national parks, camps and lodges! Bill Rivard, V.P. of Operations is traveling in Namibia this March! Be sure to check out our full trip reports

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In 2009 we want to look beyond the posh camps and lodges and showcase properties that offer unique locations, personal service and committment to sustainable tourism and eco conservation. When you take a vacation, your travel choice makes a big difference. By letting us tour operators know that you care about the

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We would like to thank all of our clients who took the time to submit their wonderful photos from their safaris this past year. So many breathtaking moments captured by you, it was very difficult to select winners. Below are our Top Picks for the five categories, Wildlife, Bird, Scenery, People

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>> The 7th Edition of my book, Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries is in bookstores now. It continues to be the quintessential guide book advising travelers how to plan an African adventure perfectly suited to their individual tastes. We are dedicated to giving you up to date information. The value we add to your

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