Africa Adventure Company Celebrates 25th Anniversary as Leading Africa Specialist

9 March 2011

New York, NY –  Africa Adventure Company is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary as an award-winning safari specialist introducing people to the incredible magic of Africa. The company will be honoring this milestone all year long by adding seven specialized, escorted trips to their already extensive portfolio of over 75 safari adventures in more than 14 African countries, including a heavy fo­cus on trips with a community assistance and conservation aspect.

“Africa’s been really good to us, so this is our year of giving back, promoting more of our voluntourism packages and giving people exposure to areas where they can assist in communities,” said Mark Nolting, president and founder of Africa Adven­ture Company.

Africa Adventure Company has introduced new sustainability-based trips that allow guests the unique opportunity to work hand-in-hand with local conservationists and communities, an experience sure to leave them forever changed. On an 8-day ex­cursion to Zimbabwe guests will help track endangered wild dogs, record elephant sightings, and donate their time to the local Bushlife Conservancy’s ongoing work with park rangers. For a more community-based approach, there is the 8-day trip to Kenya’s Tsavo West, where guests are encouraged to contribute their skills and talents to help local communities. For example, nurses can volunteer their time at a health clinic or teachers are welcomed to spend time tutoring students.

“There’s no place you can have adventure like Africa. I think it gets into your blood,” said Mark Nolting. “What we’re finding is that more and more travelers would like to have a personal entrée into the local culture, and we’re happy to facili­tate that.”

Throughout the years, Africa Adventure Company has prided itself on key relation­ships with local ground operators, guides, camps and lodges that see the merits of low-impact travel. The company continues to set itself apart by offering an experi­ence and knowledge of Africa that is truly unique in the safari business. Part of this knowledge comes from the fact that Mark Nolting is the author of Africa’s Top Wild­life Countries, an award-winning guide book now in its 7th edition, considered by the travel industry as the quintessential guide for planning a safari, and the African Safari Journal, a diary, phrase book and wildlife guide, all in one. Mark’s better half and business partner, Alison, was born and raised in Zimbabwe and this intimate connection to Africa continues to drive her love for tailoring vacation experiences for travelers to the continent. In addition to Mark and Alison, the family business benefits from a team of expert safari consultants who have all traveled to Africa and make it a priority to provide valued advice with a customized approach.

In the future Africa Adventure Company plans to concentrate on what they do best, which is to provide a refreshingly passionate approach to creating personalized, life-changing experiences for first time and returning travelers.

For more information about Africa Adventure Company, visit their website at or call 1 (800) 882-9453.