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35+ Years

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.

Named a Top Travel Specialists by Conde Nast Traveler for 11 years in a row, CNTraveler recommends using these pros. They continually honor Mark and The Africa Adventure Company for delivering seamless safaris and trips of a lifetime.
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The Africa Adventure Company has been featured in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards multiple times. The publication has recognized Mark Nolting on the A-List for more than a decade.
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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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Africa’s Top Wildlife Stories

East Africa Bush Tails


We have some incredibly exciting news! For the first time, Alison Nolting has been recognized as one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Top Travel Specialists!...

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Office Trip Reports


Happy Friday Everyone from Zimbabwe! After two days in Hwange National Park, you could say AAC President Mark Nolting is definitely happy! Khulu Bush Camp Mark has been enjoying the hospitality of Sharon & Phil Stead, owners of Khulu...

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East Africa Bush Tails

Our Pick of 20 Intriguing Lodges & Camps for 2020

For the Africa Adventure Company’s 2020 Safari Planner, we made a list of 20 Intriguing Lodges & Camps for 2020! The accommodations included in this list are equally divided between East and Southern Africa, and possess at least...

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