- May 27, 2023
You’re invited to an evening with Beverly and Dereck Joubert
If you’re interested in conservation in Africa, you already know the Jouberts—famed wildlife conservationists, award-winning documentarians, photographers, National Geographic Explorers-at-Large who have been filming, researching, and exploring Africa for over 40 years. They also own Great Plains Conservation which run some of our favorite camps in Botswana, Zimbabwe, and Kenya. On June 8th we’ll have the privilege of spending the evening talking with them about some of their most exciting projects.Read More
- May 19, 2023
Help us win the Condé Nast Readers’ Choice Award!
It’s that time of the year again to vote for Extraordinary Journeys as your favorite Tour Operator in Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice Awards Survey. Being on Condé Nast’s Readers’ Choice list is so important to us—it’s vital to how we reach people looking to plan their Extraordinary Journeys. We’ve received this award in the past thanks to our amazing travelers like you taking the time to share your experiences and vote for us. This year, we continue to need your loyal, enthusiastic support to rise to the top in 2023! Bonus: If you vote, you’ll be entered for a chance to win an incredible 65-day journey to Antarctica and across the Americas with Viking Cruises.Read More
- May 12, 2023
To all the moms out there…
Today we’re grateful for the opportunity to share the world with our moms and the privilege of showing our kids ways they can help conserve our planet. As a women-led team—and many of us mothers ourselves—it’s in our nature to care about our clients, each other, the environment, communities where we travel, and our partners worldwide the way mothers do. Our origin story is maternal, and so is our travel style. We’re founded on matriarchal values of kindness, patience, trust, and nurturing. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms who nurture, mentor, and make a meaningful impact on their children’s lives—moms truly make the world go around.Read More
- April 28, 2023
Can travel be a force for good?
During Earth Month—and always—we believe travel is a force for good when planned with care. Conservation of communities and wildlife is one of our core values, especially because we send travelers to some of the world’s most remote, fragile, and beautiful places. A portion of every trip supports our partners in their work to conserve the natural environment, wildlife, and biodiversity. Of utmost importance are the local communities—there is no conservation without community. Our partners provide employment, healthcare, education, training, and development. When you book a journey with us, it’s sustainable—full stop. Consider us the slow fashion equivalent of travel: ethical, intentional, and connection-based.Read More
- April 14, 2023
Have you heard our story?
Our Story Began in East Africa Over 50 Years Ago… Extraordinary Journeys was born in the back bedroom of a New York apartment by a passionate mother-daughter team with enduring deep roots in Africa and decades of experience living, traveling, and working around the world. Marcia and Elizabeth Gordon created EJ from a passion for a new perspective on travel and crafting bespoke journeys that take travelers into the heart of wherever they explore. We’ve since expanded globally, but we have a long, storied history that actually began in East Africa over 50 years ago.Read More
- March 31, 2023
What are some of life’s greatest adventures?
We believe in the transformational power of travel, the importance of meaningful relationships, and we’re committed to providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences—just a step outside your comfort zone.Read More
- March 17, 2023
Our Favorite Ocean Adventures in South Africa…
South Africa’s Atlantic Ocean coastline—aka ‘The Whale Coast’ or ‘The Serengeti of the Sea’ showcases the country’s unique beauty in and out of the water. The region is home to what we like to refer to as the Marine Big Five: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals, and penguins.Read More
- March 3, 2023
How hands-on can you get on safari sustainably?
Travel is a force for good when planned with care, and at Extraordinary Journeys, conservation of communities and wildlife is at our core. We support our many partners in their incredible work to conserve the natural environment, wildlife, and biodiversity. This goes hand-in-hand with uplifting the local communities, by providing employment, healthcare, education, training, and development. When you book a trip with us, it’s sustainable—full stop. Consider us the slow fashion equivalent of travel: ethical, intentional and connections-based. In celebration of World Wildlife Day, we’re highlighting some of our favorite hands-on, conservation-focused safaris in African destinations where your travel is directly contributing to conservation. Have questions? We’re here to answer them.Read More
- February 14, 2023
What makes a trip romantic?
Whether you’ve just recited your nuptials or are celebrating a milestone anniversary (or just need some well-deserved time away from the kids), our top selections for most romantic destinations in the world are a tonic for love. You just have to decide: which destination makes your heart race?Read More
- February 6, 2023
Mystical forests, rhinos, and Africa’s greatest conservation success story
During this virtual event, we will have an open, engaging conversation about how travel can be a force for good, focused on community and wildlife conservation with Carli Flemmer, and Chloe Flatt from African Parks. We’ll be chatting about Rwanda’s Akagera National Park and its successful rhino translocation (including rhinos rescued from zoos!) and the extensive hiking and birdwatching activities inside Nyungwe Forest National Park (not to mention trekking to see chimpanzees), as well as Zambia’s Kafue National Park’s unique landscapes, and a very special lioness that’s made history in Liuwa Plains.Read More
- February 2, 2023
Thought you could only safari on land? Think again…
In the spirit of World Wetlands Day we’re celebrating two of our favorite spots: Ecuador’s Amazon and Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The Okavango Delta is one of the largest wetlands in the world. As the annual flood waters spread southward from Angola, they fill the Okavango Delta with pools and lagoons and twisting waterways, creating islands that shelter a myriad of wildlife species. It’s one of the most breathtaking places to view wildlife on earth.Read More
- January 11, 2023
Does conservation thrill you?
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, at 12:00 PM EST, we invite you to join us for a very special edition of Passports with one of our favorite non-profit conservation organizations: African Parks. During this hour-long webinar, we’ll have an intimate conversation with Carli Flemmer, African Parks Chief Marketing Officer, and Chloe Flatt, African Parks Special Projects Manager in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.Read More