Rated Africa's Number One Safari Outfitter by National Geographic Adventure
"If you've ever wanted to jump into the National Geographic Magazine, this is it. You will trek into remote areas that few foreigners have been to. And if you're lucky (we were) you'll hear lions roaring while you sip your morning coffee." M. PROCKNAL

WE GO WHERE NO ONE GOES

From the beginning, our niche has been "remote". And to this day, our safaris are focused on going to places where no other tour operators go. This gives our travelers the true feeling of a safari and is the reason for our many international accolades over the years.

People come to us because they want to see the wildlife of Africa and get away from people, cell phones and civilization, to immerse themselves in true wilderness. A common inquiry we get is:
"Dear Mark: We just want to properly experience Africa and not be around all those lodges and tourists."

HOW DO WE DO THIS?

Instead of investing in glossy brochures, we spend our time and resources on maintaining the highest calibre of guiding and on exploring new remote areas. Over the years we have searched long and hard for wilderness areas which have a unique character, thrilling wildlife experiences, a freedom to camp, walk and explore as we please, and the all-important absence of other people, tourists or lodges for many a mile. (We call it 'work' but it's what really drives us!). We keep these areas as guarded secrets where only Mark Thornton Safaris and our partners access. For some areas we have exclusive-use agreements, and for others, their remoteness keeps them pristine and hidden. Our most exciting wildlife encounters have been in these spots and in a crowded world of globalization, this is a rare privilege.

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