Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure

OUR GUIDING PHILOSOPHY

It is not only what you see, it's how you see it. This is our philosophy for any type of safari, be it a walking expedition, a luxurious vacation or an educational trip. A safari is inherently centered around viewing wildlife and while we will forever enjoy the endless beauty of Africa's majestic wildlife, we go a layer deeper. It is not just the bush itself, but also the joy, wonder, and what it enables you to discover about yourself, the calmness and intensity all the same.

On safari, it is usually what you least expect that makes an impression. It's the smell of an acacia campfire or the morning light through the trees. It's the hilarious braying of zebras. It's the enhanced life perspective you return home with. For some, this means being challenged on big walks through un-named wilderness; for others it is simply being put in a place where they can feel some sort of connection with the bush, even if it is just a few steps from camp or around the fire with a couple Maasai friends.

"There's so much to be said for an authentic, meaningful experience. One that allows you to interact with the local culture and be immersed in the wilderness, as it exists naturally. For me, that was by far the most interesting part of the trip." S. WALKER
2015 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TRAVELER TOUR OF THE YEAR AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOUR OF A LIFETIME AWARD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK
2013 THE ACTIVE TIMES THE BEST NEW TRIP: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' RUAHA WALKING SAFARI
2009 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2008 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE: NUMBER 1 OUTFITTER IN AFRICA & THE WORLD: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2011 THE NEW YORK TIMES FULL PAGE ARTICLE: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS IN THE MAASAI STEPPE
2006 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ADVENTURE TOP SAFARI IN AFRICA: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS
2010 OUTSIDE MAGAZINE TRIP OF THE YEAR: MARK THORNTON SAFARIS' SERENGETI TREK