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The Africa Adventure Company Named On Travel + Leisure’s 2016 A-List

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Travel + Leisure’s 15th annual A-List showcases the best specialists in the travel business—the people who have firsthand knowledge of destinations on the rise, can get you into sold-out hotels, and provide the best insider travel tips.

Mark William NoltingWe are thrilled and honored that Mark Nolting remains on the list once again for the 8th year in a row with his specialties of East and Southern Africa for multi-generational families.

“Nolting wrote the book on African safaris—literally. The author of the compendium Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries, he has in-depth knowledge of the region and strong relationships with guides and lodge owners. And he takes client feedback (from more than 10,000 travelers and counting) very seriously, using it to improve every new itinerary.”


Meet World Renowned Author & Guide - Mark William Nolting

Born in Minneapolis, grew up and educated in Florida. Mark founded The Africa Adventure Company in 1986 after spending 2 years traveling through 16 countries, from Cairo to Cape Town, gathering material for his books and establishing contacts with safari companies and tour guides. Mark offers exceptional knowledge of traveling within Southern and East Africa and excels in matching clients to both luxury and adventure; and with guides he has known in the safari industry for many, many years!  

Mark most recently traveled to South Africa and Botswana, Tanzania and the Private Reserves of South Africa (Kwande and Tswalu). Further previous trips were in the Selous and Serengeti in Tanzania, and the Mara in Kenya, to see many of the new camp openings.

Author of 2 award-winning books, “Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries” and “African Safari Journal”, Mark is known in the industry as one of the “Travel Expert of Africa”. Though Mark has essentially covered the African continent in his journeys, he continues to travel often to update information and explore new areas. Hard to find information on Africa is always at his fingertips, and he loves to take the time to talk to people about the many adventures that can be found on the continent. His latest family trip was visiting Zimbabwe with his two teenagesons and doing the fun activities of walking with elephant, tracking rhino and wild dog, and canoeing the Zambezi. The Omo River trips in Ethiopia are still some of his favorite remote adventures.

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