Adventure Traveller


Video Producer

Safari News

                      "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

  • Big Game Safari - Gorilla and Chimp Tracking

  • High-end lodge and tented camp accommodation

  • Private, Custom Extended Land Cruisers

  • Fully Guided

  • All park fees 



Media that Matters


New Broadcast Documentaries

Making Change Happen

  Rotary Calgary Documentary

 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.


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A new documentary short

In collaboration with vGood and Calgary Chamber of Voluntary Organizations.

Calgary Urban Project Society - "Resiliency Matrix"

Adventure Traveller, Documentary Producer and Safari Guide -Rick Castiglione is leading private/exclusive and small group, luxury safari's into Africa.

With an emphasis on safety and security, while maximizing adventure you'll enjoy amazing wildlife viewing, cultural exchange and involvement in humanitarian and development projects.


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Swimming with whale sharks off the coast of Tanzania.

A new Cielo Expeditions adventure!  Stay in a luxury treehouse lodge, on a tiny island in the Indian Ocean and swim with these gentle giants.


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"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 Africa:


In Mali, Malawi and Tanzania we have been supporting the work of Canadian Vision Care and Optometry Giving Sight - two amazing organizations 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.



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


In Kenya - Rick has been actively involved in a school development project in the Maasailands.


In Tanzania, he has worked with the University of Calgary in Maasai communities in the Ngorongoro region.


In Sierra Leone, Peru, Ukraine, Haiti and Mexico Rick works with Sewing Seeds International.

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 and Sewing Seeds International.



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