My most luxurious and adventurous trip:
The most adventurous and luxurious trip I have guided was for a visiting dignitary (I can't say who it was but suffice to say - a real VIP!). The tailored program included staying at the finest establishments in Australia from Longitude 131 in the shadow of Uluru to Australia's Galapagos Kangaroo Island and Southern Ocean Lodge. Customised experiences included diving the Great Barrier Reef with superb dive masters, cage diving with Great White Sharks on the remote Neptune Islands in Southern Australia to private viewings of Uluru atop a remote sand dune whilst enjoying a 5 star meal with silver service. Trips of this nature take extraordinary planning and attention to detail to ensure all experiences are truly outstanding. However equally one has to offer the flexibility to the client to allow them to change their plans at a moment's notice. This means that there has to be option A, B & C up your sleeve daily so that you can change plans on the fly without skipping a beat. To me this is what sets the guides of The Shackleton & Selous Society apart - the ability to function in the wilds of the planet and still deliver a truly incredible experience with a can do attitude and a minimum of fuss.