“The absolute best nature adventure of my 70-year existence, hands down! That’s how I rate my recent Tanzania experience with Mark

Thornton Safaris. Beginning with an eight-day summit of Mount Kilimanjaro led by an expert team of guides and porters – the event of a lifetime – my East African journey culminated in four spectacular days exploring the wildlife of Tarangire National Park – elephants, lions, leopards, buffalo, hippos, zebra, wildebeest, eagles, storks, pelicans and much, much more – led by Paul Swen, nature photographer extraordinaire.”

Bill Konstant, Career Wildlife Conservationist

“I just feel so fortunate to see nature, undisturbed. So boundless and beautiful. Paul guided us to the most beautiful places I’ve ever experienced,” Jon S., Sandia National Laboratories
“Paul’s passion for African is contagious. He makes sure everyone get the most out of every day. And yes, every day was absolutely amazing,”

David J.,  NASA Engineer

“In all my safaris to Africa (over 50 trips) I have never had as much fun and excitement as I had with Paul Swen and Mark Thornton Safaris. Paul customizes every safari to the needs and expectations of his clients. He is a master photographer so you know he will capture the most incredible images for you to share with friends. An African safari is always an amazing experience but going with Paul adds an extra special element which is rarely found with other tour operators. I highly recommend going on an African Safari with Paul, it will change your life.”

Rick Barongi, Founder, Longneck Manor, Fredericksburg, TX