Alison and Mark Nolting


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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. 

The 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."

ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Egypt, Ethiopia, Morocco, and the Indian Ocean

Languages Spoken: English, French, German, Spanish, and some Swahili

Average Daily Spend: $1,500 per day based on two people traveling together

Trip Planning Fees: $250 per person, applied to the trip cost

Contact Info | 800-882-9453 | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.


"I have worked with Mark Nolting for more than 20 years on 14 safaris. He is always accessible for consultation, highly knowledgeable about the countries, camps, and guides he recommends, and provides a detailed itinerary that guides me through every aspect of the trip. I attribute my love of traveling to Africa to Mark, because he shares the continent with me through his eyes. His arrangements ensure that I am comfortable, safe, and have the ultimate experience on each and every trip." - Ronnie C.

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