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MARK NOLTING’S SAFARI TO ZIMBABWE

August 13, 2021 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 Bush Camp, and the company of the elephants at one of the park’s many waterholes!

Khulu Bush Camp

 

(L) Sundowners with Sharon and Phil (M) marveling the elephants at the waterhole (R) Bringing much needed school supply to local schoolchildren

KHULU BUSH CAMP- UPDATE!

Yesterday was Mark’s last day at Khulu Bush Camp. Along with spending time with Sharon Stead (on the left), he also spent time with Jane Hunt (second from the right). Jane, who has been conducting lion research in Hwange National Park for many years now, was a great safari companion and a terrific font of knowledge.Today, Mark will be joining private guide Dave Carsons (on the right) to lead our clients on AAC’s “Eyes on Elephant Group Safari”!

MARK NOLTING’S ZIMBABWE SAFARI – CAMP HWANGE

Mark, Barbara, Bill and their private guide Dave Carsons have had an awesome 4 nights at Camp Hwange! Take a look through the photos to see what they were up to!

View of and from Camp Hwange

Mark Nolting with AAC clients Bill and Barbara.

(L) Barbara intrepidly photographing an elephant at one of Hwange’s many waterholes. (R) Bill and private guide Dave Carsons observing a herd of elephants drinking from a waterhole

(L) Two sister lionesses drinking. Dave affectionately calls them the “supermodels.” (R) The group had an excellent sighting of a serval hunting, and catching, a field mouse.

(L) When these holes are filled with water, elephants nimbly climb up these granite outcrops to drink. (R) Beautiful sunset in Hwange.

The “Eyes on Elephant” group enjoying an excellent dinner in camp. All of the camp’s staff have been vaccinated.

MARK NOLTING’S ZIMBABWE SAFARI – VUNDU CAMP

Up close and personal with the trunked residents of Mana Pools!

Mark Nolting with “Tusker”

Bill and Barbara with Nick Murray, their private guide, at Vundu Camp

The group approached a wild dog den on foot. They had a fantastic sighting of pups!

Sundowners on the Zambezi – a great way to end the day!

 

MARK NOLTING’S ZIMBABWE SAFARI – CHILO GORGE

(L) Mark with Kim Wolhuter, a wildlife photographer and cinematographer (R) Sundowners with Clive Stockhill, owner of Chilo Gorge Lodge

 

MARK NOLTING’S ZIMBABWE SAFARI – SAVÈ VALLEY

With private guide Ian Batchelor and the Tented Expeditions staff

After decades of travelling the continent, there aren’t many places Mark hasn’t been before. As a pristine wilderness area, the Savè Valley has been on his radar for a long time. And now, he had the chance to visit here for the first time. The highlight of his stay was approaching rhino on foot with the Tented Expedition’s trackers and private guide Ian Batchelor.