Galloping Gnus Newsletter

What AAC can do for you!

» Our in-house Air Department, led by Bill Rivard and Janet Coffigny, has 37 years of combined experience and, in the safari industry, experience counts for everything.
» They know the various carriers and how to get you the best deals. Having insight to the African market and how the flight  connections work is invaluable. More importantly they can assist if flights are changed or cancelled.
» Bill and Janet can match the flights to your personal budget, from the most discounted flight possible, to flying First Class through Europe.
» We are unique in that we don’t charge any service fees for ticketing, bringing added value to you!

» Through our years in the Safari Industry we have negotiated special rates on many of our pre-planned trips that are less  than if booked direct. Travel under the umbrella of “AAC” rather than just a one-time internet booking.
» We include added values on some of our group departures such a s complimentary first night hotel stays.
» Our team is constantly traveling in Africa and visiting new camps and lodges so that we can advise and describe the  properties first hand rather than relying on internet-based research that may be out of date or self-promoting.
» Over the past 24 years we have built incredible relationships with our guides and can enhance your trip with the most sought-after guides on the continent!
Front row from left to right: Elia Valdovino, Kyle Witten, Sarah Taylor, Alison Nolting,
Mark Nolting, Bill Rivard, Lynne Glasgow, Saskia de Gouveia, Wilma Vick.
Back row from left to right: Nershada Stone, Kerry Purcell, Tony Gray, Irene Groden,
Ian Flores, Janet Coffigny, Allana Botha, Elena Theodosiou, Szilvia Hegyi, Karen
Liza, Cinthia Liza.
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It has been busy busy 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! Lynne Glasgow, our General Manager, and Kyle Witten, newly promoted Sales Manager will both be traveling to Zambia in October. Several members of our team traveled on safari this year and have their detailed trip reports on the AAC BLOG including Sarah Taylor in Egypt, Ian Flores’s mountain biking adventure in Namibia, Kyle Witten’s and Elena Theodosiou’s visits to Southern Africa, and Bill Rivard’s luxury adventure to Namibia.

We would like to welcome Allana, Nershada and Wi lma to our “herd”. To learn more about our fantastic staff read “About Us” on the website.


And Bill Rivard, our VP of Operations will be with us 20 years in November to begin our celebrations as we move into 25 years of Circle of Excellence in travel!



Australia and New Zealand
Come travel with our sister company DownUnder Adventure Company to Australia, New Zealand and beyond…
We are leaps and bounds ahead of everyone in planning unique adventures for the intrepid traveler. At the DownUnder Adventure Company we put our passion for travel into every itinerary we create.
Australian Guide: Geoff – Gawler Ranges
Geoff was raised in the outback and spent his childhood roaming around some of the most remote parts of Australia. His charming personality and passion for flora and fauna is apparent as he takes you through a wilderness adventure you will love. A safari with Geoff might include trekking across great salt pans, swimming with sea lions in nearby Baird Bay, trave rsing giant sand dunes by 4WD or learning the difference between a kangaroo, a wallaroo and a wallaby.
Geoff is featured in our South Australia Exclusive itinerary



New Zealand Guide: Damian – Coromandel Peninsula
Explore the remote beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula. On your completely customizable tour:
• Enjoy exclusive access to remote areas
• Learn about the mystical uses of native plants
• Eat lunch on a sandy white beach

• Meet the local artisan s
• Visital Cathedral Cove
• Enjoy mild bush walking
Featured in our 14 Day “Exclusive North Island Trip”
Australia Special ~ This Fall’s Hottest Deal
Bamuru Plains is making all kinds of waves in the tourist industry as the “It” place to go for an authentic wildlife adventure. This is wild bush luxury at its best! Located in the Northern Territory, this premier camp has all the amenities you could hope for in a setting similar to that of the movie “Crocodile Dundee”. Arkaba Station is a 60,000-acre sheep station located in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia that will give you a quintessential Outback experience in this stunning region.
Please see our 10-Day Wildbush Luxury itinerary
New Zealand Special ~ Must See Destination
New Zealand is known for its great diversity in experiences. Most of these can be found in Rotorua and the Fiordlands. Take advantage of this great summer deal!
Area Highlights:
• Beautiful accommodations
• Underground glowworm caving
• Maori Cultural experiences
• Spectacular hiking, kayaking and mountain biking
Contact one of our consultants about this special
South Africa Royal Travel on Rovos Rail and the Zambezi Queen
Lemurs surfing in Madagascar
Pyramids and Petra – the jewel and the crown
A Moroccan sleep out – Bedouin tents in the Atlas Mountains
A Date with the Coco de Mer Palm – Glamour in the Seychelles
Ethiopia – walking the spiritual path
Mozambique – Africa’s Eden in Gorongosa
Zimbabwe for the Zambezi – canoeing in Mana Pools
Namibia – cycling through Damaraland
Botswana – the Wilderness Waterways
Zambia – star beds at Kalamu
Uganda & Rwanda – Ape Escape
Tanzania – the great beast retreat to the Selous
Kenya – an Enchanted African Experience at Lemartis







Visit the AAC BLOG! Our exciting website features a variety of our safari programs as well as updated staff and client trip reports plus the latest in what’s happening within the 
African Safari Industry under “Bush Tails”.


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