World's Best Vacation CraftersFebruary 21, 2012
Travel Weekly contributing editor, Richard Turen, named Linda Friedman of Custom Safaris, one of "the world's best vacation crafters."
"Linda Friedman lives in Bethesda, Md., where she runs Custom Safaris. But don't plan a surprise visit to her office. Linda, an alternative to big-box Africa tour operators, spends several months each year in Kenya, where she has several offices. Her success is due in part to the fact that she has hired many of the region's best guides. She books lodges and authentic cultural exchanges directly and is now focusing on a new passion, gorilla tracking in Rwanda."