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Unrivaled Excellence in Customized Africa SafarisFor the Safari of a Lifetime

As an established travel outfitter The Africa Adventure Co. offers an exciting portfolio of safaris full of the adventure and splendor of Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries. Our team is owner-managed and directed by Mark and Alison Nolting.

You can trust your dream safari to our team of globally-recognized travel experts who have been customizing unforgettable, AFRICA-ONLY itineraries for 35 years and counting. Our focus has been, and will always be, on small groups and independent travelers, as well as camps that promote both ecological and community sustainability. We have even written the definitive guide book on safaris to Africa, a testament to our extensive knowledge and reliable first-hand experience of every travel component.

Our promise to you is excellence in all facets, from client service with a personal touch, to engaging with you before and after your safari as part of our robust travel community, to utilizing our long-lasting relationships with African lodges and guides to ensure your experience is beyond anything you could have ever imagined. We take our commitment (and our earned reputation) seriously and we think our clients agree - we have hundreds of travelers who have booked more than 10 safaris with our team during their lifetime.

We’re excited by the opportunity to hand-craft a trip of a lifetime for you. Let’s get started.

Congratulations to Mark and Alison Nolting on 2024 Travel+Leisure A-List. This is Alison’s third time on the list and Mark’s 15th year in a row!
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We are delighted to announce that Mark and Alison Nolting have been recognized once again by Conde Nast Traveler and are on the coveted “2024 Top Travel Specialists” list.
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National Geographic has recognized Magashi Camp in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park as one of the African lodges leading the way in wildlife conservation. The Africa Adventure Company has been selected as the go-to Safari Planner to book your stay at this trailblazing camp.
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#1 Africa-Only Travel Company

Industry Leaders in Customizable Safaris

The Africa Adventure Company was one of the first boutique travel agencies to offer customizable Africa travel itineraries. Together we can create a trip that includes the experiences and destinations most important to you, your family, or your group.


Many travelers expect private and independent safaris to be unaffordable, but our clients are delighted to discover they do not have to join a group of strangers in order to experience a customized safari adventure.

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We work with people who will take care of you. Our guides, travel consultants, and tour operators understand the complicated and complex nature of travel in Africa and have decades of experience to ensure your safety at every leg of your trip.

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It’s all about our clients, always has been!

It was unforgettable, it was as close to perfect as one could every dream of!!!

Dear Mark, Szilvia and everyone at the Africa Adventure Company who made our family trip an AMAZING success. Thank you so very much – it was unforgettable, it was as close to perfect as one could every dream of!!!...

The Hojels

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Thank you for helping me put together a trip of a lifetime.

Sara and I got home from our South African adventure on Saturday morning and I don’t know where to begin except to say, I would not have changed one moment of our trip. Cape Town was stupendous, especially for new years and our...

Diane Plowman

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I still daydream about it every day.

I thought the “trip of a lifetime” comment that everyone uses was such a cliché – but now I understand it. I still daydream about it every day....

Kathy Hocking

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Our clients have shot breathtaking photos on their safaris

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Africa Guide Book Publications

Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries highlights and compares wildlife reserves and other major attractions in East and Southern Africa. This guidebook has all the information on camps and types of safaris available in 15 game viewing countries. If you are wondering which destination is right for you, this book is the first place to start!

The African Safari Journal and Field Guide is perfect to take on an African safari as it is a wildlife guide and checklist, trip organizer, phrase book, personal diary, and map directory; all in one!

Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries


Africa’s Top Wildlife Countries & African Safari Field Guide combo


African Safari Field Guide


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Congrats to Alison and Mark: Travel + Leisure “A-List” – Top Travel Advisors 2024

This safari power couple is particularly strong in Botswana and Tanzania, where they’ve cultivated long-standing relationships with top guides. They can also help travelers get hands-on with conservation projects, including research teams...

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According to AAC's Consultants

Our Most 25 Intriguing Places to Stay in 2024

What’s the next undiscovered gem or a tried-and-true camp to include on your upcoming safari? Check out our team’s top camps, lodges and hotels for 2024! Be sure to check out the accommodation’s “featured itineraries” as well....

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According to AAC's Consultants

Mark and Alison Nolting in Kenya & Tanzania

Mark and I are finishing up our visit to East Africa over short rains season. We have been part of a small safari group being hosted by Dereck and Beverly Joubert at their Mara Plains home in Mara, Kenya. They invited us to witness the raw...

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