Speaking of the Hiltons, did you know they met at Londolozi Game Reserve in 1997? That’s right, Admiral Travel and our popular Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys which led to last weekend’s Safari Sarasota events supporting the All Heart Fund at the Good Work Foundation, have roots with a love that began in South Africa…
Malaka El Shahawy visited South Africa for the first time in 1997 for an industry tour, having recently opened the doors to her business, Admiral Travel. Malaka had already experienced several great cities of South Africa and attempted to board an early return flight when an industry colleague (with control of the ticket at the time!) insisted that she stay for a true safari experience. We’re so grateful she did as that evening Ryan (a photo safari guide at Londolozi at the time!) was assigned as her safari vehicle. The rest, as they say, is history.
Now, some 22 years later, Ryan (and Malaka) feel privileged to continue sharing their love for Africa and his Londolozi family with ATI safari travelers. The word Londolozi comes from a Zulu word and means ‘Protector Of All Living Things’. It’s a name that reflects Londolozi’s ambitious conservation ethic.
Contact Ryan to learn more about a customized photographic or wellness safari for just you and your family and/or friends. How about gathering your girlfriends for a women’s only retreat at Londolozi Game Reserve? We also have a unique-to-ATI offer where we can upgrade your safari experience by enjoying exclusive use of Londolozi’s Granite Camp at a preferred Admiral Travel rate. As our Condé Nast Traveler recognized safari expert Ryan claims, these rooms are “Easily among the finest guest rooms on the continent.”
If you would like to travel on a set departure, Admiral Travel has three planned for 2021: Join Malaka and Ryan on their “Return to Londolozi” trip in June – which will mark the beginning of a milestone 25thanniversary of their first magical meeting there! - or join one of two 2021 Gulf Coast Connoisseur Club journeys escorted by Michael and Terri Klauber!