South Africa & Botswana Safari
As very experienced travellers, having visited over 70 countries including East Africa on several occasions, we were hesitant to join our friends who were planning a trip to Botswana and South Africa with Ryan Hilton since we felt we had "seen it all."
We are so glad we put those doubts aside since nothing could have been farther from the truth.
Our 3 week trip, planned and partially escorted by Ryan, was one of the very best we had ever experienced. Every time we thought it couldn't get any better, the "WOW" factor went up another notch. The game viewing was well planned out and always exciting - every day felt like an adventure and the properties we stayed at were each unique and outstanding.
However, it was the extra, special touches added by Ryan that made this trip stand out : 1) His personal relationship with the guides and management of the lodges where we stayed, 2) His arrangement for us to meet with several noted winemasters to taste and discuss their collections 3) his tutoring on African wildlife photography for our novice photographers 4) the collection of digital and published photographs of our trip that he presented to us as momentos of our journey and 5) his willingness to go above and beyond to meet our every request.
We are already booked and eagerly anticipating another trip this summer.