THE GALLOPING GNUS – Newsletter Spring 2014 – Page 1
Letter from Mark Nolting’s desk:
Dear Safari Traveler,
2014 is here and we are in full swing with new and repeat clients, assisting them with their safari plans. A new year is always a great time to reflect on the past and make plans for the future. The Africa Adventure Company was established in 1986 and we are celebrating our 28th year in business. We were encouraged being recognized in Travel+LeisureWorld’s Best Awards 2012 as AAC was really the first boutique, small safari tour operator company to receive the award for Africa. This was a testament to us pioneering independent, customized travel and giving travelers the choice of not being part of group
travel for a safari trip.
travel for a safari trip.
In 2014, the Africa Adventure Company will continue to do what it has done best! Focus on small groups and independent travelers, and promote camps that are symbiotic with nature and the community. Our Signature Photographic Programs are exclusive to AAC and feature small departures with no more than 6-8 people and explore Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, Botswana and Zimbabwe (See page 8 for our Signature Safaris and departure dates).
Our newsletter is a perfect place to share with you the exciting updates occurring at the Africa Adventure Company. Enjoy reading about our dedicated consultants (page 2); our Top 30 Camps for 2014 that highlight awesome wildlife viewing, great accommodations and give back to the local communities (pages 3-5); and a new category of our annual Photo Competition, “Portfolio of Photos”. We have selected two repeat clients who continually amaze us and I think you will agree, their photos highlight the best that East and Southern Africa has to offer (pages 10+11).
Both Conde Nast Traveler and Travel+Leisure have recognized us in 2013 as the top safari outfitter to plan family safaris to wildlife destinations in Africa! Pages 12 and 13 review some of our favorite family safaris in the section “Safaris that Sizzle”.
It is now that Travel+Leisure holds their annual World’s Best Awards. We encourage you to vote by March 31 and show your support again for the Africa Adventure Company (and the opportunity to win a $10,000.00 dream trip). Turn to page 16 for details.
We want to sign off by quoting iconic American author, Ernest Hemingway, “I never knew of a morning in Africa when I woke up that I was not happy.” The sights, sounds and people of Africa are li fe changing! We look forward to welcoming you on a safari of a lifetime in 2014.
Mark and Alison Nolting
– by: Mark Nolting