Colorado-based Briggs spends half the year in Africa so that she can keep up-to-the-minute on the latest lodge openings and industry happenings. She has contacts across the continent that can help organize a classic safari, a cultural exploration of Masai traditions, or a deep dive into gorilla conservation efforts. Her firm has also pulled off adventure trips that include less-trafficked routes to Mount Kilimanjaro and scuba diving in Mauritius. "Our clients are becoming younger and are very active and socially conscious," Briggs says. "Meanwhile, our older clients are interested in having their children and grandchildren immersed in other cultures and place an emphasis on conservation and anti-poaching efforts." When planning trips, she's got a knack for finding the best places to stay. Among her favorites are African Bush Camps, Singita, and Wilderness Safaris properties. Briggs often advises her clients that spending more on a safari is less about the en-suite amenities and more about access to the absolute best natural areas and wildlife viewing.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: Destination celebrations, family travel, fly fishing, and weddings
Languages Spoken: English, French, and Spanish
Minimum Daily Spend: $1,000 per person
Trip Planning Fees: None
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