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

February 19, 2024 AAC Events

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 involved in rhino tracking.

They can also create unforgettable (and photogenic) wildlife experiences, whether that’s helping to dart rhinos with researchers in South Africa’s Kwandwe Private Game Reserve or tracking elephants in Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park.

“The regions that are of renewed interest,” says Mark, “are Ruaha and Selous national parks in Tanzania. An area of new interest is Gonarezhou National Park in Zimbabwe.”

“Folks want to stay longer and stay ‘remoter’,” Alison adds. “In Zimbabwe’s Mana Pools National Park you can spend a full week with one of the best safari guides in all of southern Africa, Nick Murray. Daily game drives, canoeing along the quiet channels and islands of the Zambezi River, river sunset cruises, walking safaris to see giant bull elephants and painted (wild) dogs. Another week stay could be in the Matobo Hills where guests can explore with Paul Hubbard the history and anthropology of the ancient rock art in caves.”