Canadian Vision Care
Canadian Vision Care delivers free, quality eye care to those in need in the developing world - including Kenya and Tanzania.
Rick has coordinated several eye care outreach camps, as a volunteer with CVC in East Africa and Cambodia.
The Nairoshi Foundation is located on the Maasailands of Southwestern Kenya. The Foundation, with international partners has created a remarkable primary school to benefit Maasai children in the neighbouring community.
International Humanitarian Assistance
Rick has been a founding director of several international charities and continues to support their important work in Africa, Asian, Central and South America. Through his video production and documentary work he has been able to raise funds and awareness for numerous humanitarian organizations.
The enCOWment Fund
The enCOWment Fund is a new initiative we have launched to to start building a sustainable source of income for our school, The Building Hope Academy in Kenya.
We think it's a rather clever idea that combines cows, which our Maasai friends love and an ongoing/growing herd of cows that will raise money for the school.
FROM OUR CLIENTS
Our trip in October with Rick could not have been any better. Rick’s knowledge and the drivers/guides he employs, ensured that we saw the best of Zanzibar, the big five plus some on the Serengeti, the gorillas (one actually tried to tackle me), chimps in Uganda and finally the whale sharks at Chole Island.
Rick tailored the trip to our budget and the four of us had an experience that would not be matched by a travel shop, sights and dollar wise.
Zanzibar, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda
We had a fabulous expedition with Rick and we highly recommend Cielo Pictures and Expeditions to anyone considering a one of a kind experience in Africa.
Not only does Rick have extensive knowledge of Africa and its' people, but he has developed many strong relationships and has many friends who work hard to ensure his clients get top notch service. Be it the fantastic lodges, or the excellent drivers and game spotters, the strong network of friends and work partners made our safari and gorilla trek seem surreal.
Thank goodness for all the amazing photos and videos Rick took, as proof we weren't actually dreaming!!
Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda
I would like to give a big thank you to Cielo Pictures and Expeditions, (Rick) for the most amazing trip to Africa. This trip was way beyond my expectations. I didn't have to worry about anything, everything was taken care of by Rick, reservations, tours, meals, information.
His knowledge of the people, animals, and language of Africa made this trip so much more.
Rick is a great host and guide, making sure things were safe and everyone was comfortable, taking care of every detail to make this trip amazing.
I would recommend Rick for your travel to Africa and beyond.