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

Below is just a sampling of some of our incredible specials! Please note that each special has restrictions such as travel dates, minimum number nights stay, payment schedule or other. Your Safari Consultant has all the details.   Build-Your-Own-Safari What an exciting way to personalize your own African adventure! Below you

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Although I have had the opportunity to visit southern Africa on many occasions over the past 18 years, somehow I had never traveled to Tanzania, so it was with great excitement that I set off on the long journey from Fort Lauderdale to Arusha. I had a comfortable sleep at

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On arrival in Africa, I had the pleasure of spending the night at the House of Waine, located in the suburb or Karen outside Nairobi. Set in beautiful gardens with a large heated swimming pool, this small luxury hotel is now my favorite place for guests to overnight before beginning

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I have been to South Africa several times but it is always new and special to be part of someone’s first safari! Our safari began with a full day to relax and recover at the ever elegant Saxon hotel in Johannesburg. W e approached the entrance to the hotel –

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My first safari to East Africa began with two nights at Ngong House in Nairobi. The first morning we toured the Giraffe Center, Karen Blixen Museum and the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage. You can feed thegiraffe at center and they are much bigger close up! The next morning I departed by

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First stop of our safari was Mombo camp, one of Southern Africa’s most luxurious camps. During our first ten minutes (while driving to camp!) we saw lots of impalas, warthogs and elephants. After our first game drive we stopped for a sundowner and watched the endless floodplain with its harmony

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