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.

East Africa Bush Tails

Elephants in Kenya’s Samburu National Park just got a high-tech assist to help keep them out of the harmful path of poachers and let people around the world help in conservation efforts to keep them safe. Google Street View, working with Save the Elephants, has recently launched interactive “maps” of the

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Galloping Gnus Newsletter

One on One with Mark Nolting It was a thrilling summer here at AAC, including two prestigious awards from Travel & Leisure (World’s Best Africa Tour Operator and A-List of Travel Agents) and multiple safari adventures for our peripatetic staff who left no termite mound unturned in our search for

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East Africa Bush Tails

AAC Privately Guided Family and Solo Traveler trips with our Tanzania Guides (Jul and Aug 2015) The Shumway Family Safari with Emmanuel Mkenda   Our safari was, for the most part, wonderful and a grand reunion in a magic land for us all. The children and spouses who had not

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AAC Events

Get ready to do some armchair traveling with our three recommendations; 2 books to read of  African adventures written by a local guide and 2 past AAC travelers. First up, Lloyd Camp’s Africa Bites: Scrapes and Escapes in the African Bush. We first met Lloyd when he was guiding at

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AAC Events

at is on your Bucket List? The AAC team has highlighted a preferred clientele of guides and invite you to consider taking one of the scheduled privately escorted safaris, or put your own trip together. 1.   African Private Air Safari at Great Plains – 12 nights at 4 camps

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Client Trip ReportsEast Africa

The Best of Tanzania and Kenya including the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Chyulu Hills Dear Alison, What a nice surprise to receive a note from you at Gibb’s Farm and another when I arrived home! It brought a smile to my face knowing that you were there with me in

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Client Trip ReportsSouthern Africa

Iconic Safari to South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe including Mana Pools Jessica, I am still on a high after being home 3 days from Africa. I can not even find the right words to tell you what a unbelievable, wonderful holiday I had. You and your whole AAC team did

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East Africa Bush Tails

This week has seen a succession of huge river crossings culminating in a massive crossing yesterday where we estimate around 100,000 wildebeest crossed the Mara River in one go. The crocodiles have been very active at the crossing sites taken wildebeest where they can and the male leopard continues to

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Office Trip Reports

This past summer was an especially exciting one for AAC, with numerous awards and personal bests. Travel journalist and AAC blogger Melissa Klurman caught up with Mark Nolting to get his take on an epic summer season, what’s new in the world of safaris, and what’s on Mark’s radar heading

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Southern Africa Bush Tails

6-hour TV Series begins airing on PBS Sept 22nd Over the past two years, a team of filmmakers has been documenting the restoration effort in Gorongosa Park for a 6-hour series that provides an unprecedented, in-depth look at the inspiring work of saving this park. This landmark series is called

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