Private Jet will Depart SRQ in May 2019 for Exclusive Safari Experience

Building upon the travel agency’s 20-year track record of designing custom and unique luxury travel experiences, Admiral Travel International (ATI) has created a first-of-its-kind departure scheduled for May 2019. ATI Proprietors Malaka and Ryan Hilton, who also own and operate the tour company AuthentEscapes, will host a private flight on the world’s largest and ‘most luxuriously spacious private charter jet,’ the brand-new Boeing 777-200LR Crystal Skye bound for an exclusive, week-long, private safari at Singita in South Africa.
The luxury journey set to depart from the Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) on May 10, 2019 for a direct flight to Johannesburg, South Africa, marks the first time the Crystal Skye will depart from SRQ.
“We are pleased to work with the professionals at Admiral Travel to offer a truly exceptional journey aboard Crystal Skye,” said Thatcher Brown, president of Crystal AirCruises and Dream Cruises. “Their dedication to providing travellers with genuine personal service is in line with Crystal’s philosophy, and I am certain their clients will be impressed with the aircraft’s unique features, remarkable comfort and elegant luxury amenities.”
ATI CEO Malaka Hilton explained, “This is a special opportunity to, in essence, purchase an individual seat on this jet which is typically only available as a full chartered flight. Admiral Travel is hosting the truly VIP experience to grant our guests access to journey to South Africa aboard this Boeing 777-200LR with flatbed seats which fully lay down, Crystal Skye Attendants as well as a full bar with four dining tables that double as gaming tables.”
Her business partner and husband, a native of Zimbabwe and former safari guide in South Africa continued, attesting to the safari experiences arranged. “Singita is known as ‘The Place of Miracles,’ for good reason,” said Ryan Hilton. “We will explore some of the most-productive and uncrowded big-game safari areas on the continent with a week of game drives sure to create memorable wildlife sightings in gorgeous natural settings. Singita’s focus on hospitality at the luxury lodges is also supreme.”
Singita has long been recognized for its conservation efforts resulting in the pristine African wilderness where ATI guests will have exclusive access during this journey. Serving as the trusted guardian of a million acres of land in Africa, preserving and protecting large areas of wilderness for future generations, Singita is dedicated to environmentally-conscious hospitality, sustainable conservation and the empowerment of local communities. The company was founded in 1993 and today operates 12 award-winning lodges and camps in five regions across three countries in Africa. ATI guests on this exclusive journey will experience the Singita Boulders, Ebony, Lebombo, & Sweni Lodges in South Africa.
The Crystal Skye has been recognized for the highest standards of aviation design, featuring 88 handcrafted, first class-style, fully-reclining flatbed seats, a dedicated stand-up bar and social lounge, a team of Skye Attendants, an executive chef and mixologist. Seats on the aircraft, lodges and room preferences will be allocated on a first-come first serve basis for this departure: Singita Safari + Crystal Skye. A Business Class ticket on Etihad Airways from Johannesburg through Abu Dhabi to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York is included as the return flight in the offering.
The 8-day journey is available for $37,950 per person, based on double occupancy. Retail travel agencies, travel planners and tour operators are also welcome to reserve space on this departure.
Members of the public are invited to join the luxury journey and interested travelers are encouraged to contact the ATI team for full details as soon as possible. The complete itinerary and inclusions are detailed online at
To arrange for a meeting with the Hiltons or to learn more about Admiral Travel International or Authentescapes experiences, call 941-951-1801 or visit