Travel With Purpose


Safari News

Media that Matters


New Documentary 

2020 Yoga Safari 

Serengeti - Maasai Mara


Eye Care - I Care

Canadian Vision Care

*Click on      above for
full screen playback

Book your private safari with

Cielo Pictures and Expeditions

                 "Amazing trip to Africa!"

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.

                                            Dean Rosell - Canada

  • Wildlife Safari - Gorilla and Chimp Tracking

  • High-end lodge and tented camp accommodation

  • Private, Custom Extended Land Cruisers

  • Fully Guided

  • All park fees 



 Charity and Corporate Video Production


We have been telling stories for more than 3 decades - all over the world.

Our clients include; International Humanitarian Organizations, Small and large companies, Television networks,  International Oil and Gas Companies, Local Charities, Investor Relations Departments.


                                          Read more.....

A New Documentary Short

In collaboration with vGood and Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

Calgary Urban Project Society - "Resiliency Matrix"


"My father, brothers and I spent three weeks with Rick in Kenya and Rwanda. In one word, "AMAZING". Rick's knowledge of the area and its people, and his close working relationship with our personal driver, Kamishina, led to an experience that I don't believe you would get with your traditional group tour. It was well organized, flexible, and stress free. We were well looked after by Rick and Kamishina, which allowed us to fully enjoy this experience. I have already recommended Rick to several friends and co-workers, and look forward to booking another tour to Africa with him."

                                              Kelly Shannon


Supporting humanitarian and development work in the developing world.

Long before Rick Castiglione began taking private groups on adventure safaris and cultural tours he was working with  humanitarian organizations throughout the world - from schools in Kenya to employment empowerment programs in Cambodia and Central/South America.


In Mali, Malawi and Tanzania we have been supporting the work of Canadian Vision Care - an amazing organization creating capacity in eye care services so people with low vision can access proper eye care. In some countries in Africa there aren't any (zero) optometrists. Rick has organized teams of Canadian Optometrists and guided them into remote areas of East Africa to provide eye care to those in need.

On 5 continents he has assisted Sewing Seeds International to develop programs empowering women through skills and business training.


In Uganda, Rick has been helping a Canadian/Ugandan child health initiative called Healthy Child Uganda.


In Kenya - Rick has been actively involved with the Nairoshi Foundation, a community in a school development project in the Maasailands.


In Tanzania, he has worked with the University of Calgary on a community sanitation and hygeine program in Maasai communities in the Ngorongoro region.


In Guatemala, Sierra Leone, Peru, Ukraine, Haiti and Mexico Rick assists Sewing Seeds International in the development of empowerment and business development programs for women.

Rick has been awarded the "Small Business Philanthropist of the Year" recognition from the Canadian Association of Fund Raising Professionals. 

Rick has served on the boards of: The Building Hope Society, The Fig Tree Foundation, Sewing Seeds International and The Calgary Counseling Centre.



178022 – 144 st. West

Foothills, Alberta, Canada

T1S 0Y1

1 403 540 3545

© 2019 Cielo Pictures Inc.