A PLACE WHERE THE BIG GAME WANDERS AND WHERE WE CAN WANDER TOO, with freedom to experience an Africa forgotten. The hundreds of elephants, the thousands of buffalo, the infinite landscapes. No real rules, no other people, only the distraction of a lionís bellow as you sit back at sundown with a glass of wine to recall the dayís events.
In the early days of safaris, the spirit of exploration was central and the journey was far, out into the broad savannah with all its beasts. Today, we maintain this essence: wild, free and inspiring. As an Africa-based, guide-owned outfit with over 15 years of experience, Mark Thornton Safaris has exclusive access to the most sought after wildlife areas in Africa.
2013 The Active Times: The Best New Trip - Mark Thornton Safaris' Ruaha Walking Safari
2011 National Geographic Traveler: Tour of a Lifetime Award - Mark Thornton Safaris' Serengeti Trek
2011 The New York Times: Full Page Article - Mark Thornton Safaris in the Maasai Steppe
2010 Outside Magazine: Trip of the Year - Mark Thornton Safaris' Serengeti Trek
2009 National Geographic Adventure: Number 1 Outfitter in Africa & the World - Mark Thornton Safaris
2009 National Geographic Adventure: Tour of a Lifetime Award - Mark Thornton Safaris' Serengeti Trek
2008 National Geographic Adventure: Number 1 Outfitter in Africa & the World - Mark Thornton Safaris
2006 National Geographic Adventure: Top Safari in Africa - Mark Thornton Safaris