This award-winning company, based in Florida, is renowned for arranging low-impact and personalized travel. Their experienced staff listen closely to what kind of experience their clients are after and match it with a suitable itinerary. Owner Mark Nolting has spent more than 25 years exploring and researching Africa and has written several guidebooks. His partner Alison managed safari camps for many years and now works on developing new safari programs for both repeat
and new clients as well organizing community and volunteer programs. They promote camps that are symbiotic with nature and the community, and offer exquisite game viewing with top notch guides. They also offer add-on tours, such as beach escapes and honeymoon packages.
Destinations serviced: Botswana, Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia.
Most popular packages: Tanzania, 11 days, from $4,250; Best of Southern Africa Safari, 12 days, from $3,395.
Philanthropy: Africa Adventure Company are involved in a number of African communities, giving back with a wide range of conservation projects and supporting guides at grass roots level. They also run excellent voluntourism projects.
What They Do Best: Safaris and voluntourism projects for small groups and independent travelers.
Jun 1, 2013
The Africa Adventure Company is highly recommended for anyone planning a trip to any of the African countries it covers. My wife and I used them for our first ever trip to Botswana and Zimbabwe in April/May 2013 and the trip exceeded our expectations. Though we didn't allow much time before deciding on this trip, our advisor Kyle Witten worked with us through numerous e-mails and phone calls to help ensure that our trip would be a wonderful experience.
Our goal was to see many animals during photo safaris and, boy, did we - elephants, lions, leopard, cheetah, hippos, water buffalo, wildebeest, giraffes, painted dogs, et al. We were also placed in great camps in the Okavango Delta (Botswana) that had outstanding staff and guides. The hotel at Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) was awesome, as was the staff and our guide there. This company is big on customer satisfaction and it shows in the time and care that they give to their customers. This is reflected in the company's website (www.africa-adventure.com/about) - "About The Company" and "Staff Profiles" - including that of founder Mark Nolting.