Passports: (Virtual) Journeys

(Virtual) Travel for the Wild at Heart

There is nothing quite like that feeling of getting a new stamp in your passport. One stamp represents so much – exploration, excitement, education, and adventure. If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that we, as humans, have a very real need to be out exploring and interacting with the world around us. Even as we’re getting back out there more and more, the ability to virtually connect with people and places around the world remains a gift of the past year. 

With this in mind, we introduce you to our new webinar series, Passports: (Virtual) Journeys for the Wild at Heart. In our line of work, we are fortunate to meet and work with so many incredible people who influence and shape the world we live in. Through Passports, we will bring these people into your homes, take you to new places, explore new ideas, and inspire and inform your next extraordinary journey.

Each webinar will take place on Zoom, but take a variety of forms. From talks to panels and how-to sessions to hands-on interactions, we plan to mix things up as each topic allows.

When you register, we will send you a recording after the event whether or not you are able to attend live.

Follow us @ejafrica #ejpassports for more information and ways to get involved!

Register NOW for Your Tickets To:

05/20/2021 13:00

Wildlife & Landscape Photography in Kenya

Ever wonder how to get that perfect sunset photo without overexposure, or how to capture crystal clear focus on a moving target, like a lion’s face? Join award-winning photographer Georgina Goodwin for a photography lesson followed by a Q&A highlighting her career as a pioneering female photographer, her coverage of social and women’s issues, and her current collaboration with Cottar’s Wildlife Conservation Trust.

06/24/2021 14:00

Ocean Exploration in South Africa & Beyond

If you think what roams above the Earth’s surface is mind-blowing, you won’t believe what you’ll find below. In a moderated interview with Extraordinary Journeys’ Founder Elizabeth Gordon, Hanli will share her experiences as a diver and activist and how, through the I AM WATER Ocean Conservation Trust, she is making a positive change in how South Africa, and the world, interacts with its seas. Looking for a new kind of adventure? Experience marine life alongside Hanli on your next extraordinary journey.

07/17/2021 11:00

Sabi Sabi: Family Fun from the Bush

Looking to introduce your kids to the world of safari? Join us and the team at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge for an afternoon of nature-filled fun – right in your living room! Sabi Sabi guide and educator Ally Ross brings wildlife inspired activities and games perfect for young children that are sure to entertain and foster an interest in the African bush. Your family will not want to miss out on this fun and unforgettable introduction to safari!

08/26/2021 14:00

India’s Best Kept Secrets: Wilderness & Wildlife

Conservationist Amit Sankhala offers a unique look into parts of India often missed by tourists: stunning wilds and rich, diverse cultures far from the cities of the much-loved Golden Triangle. Amit’s passion for protecting India’s wild places, wildlife, and communities offers a new perspective on where and what should be on your radar for your next trip to his homeland.

09/23/2021 14:00

Architecture & Design: on Safari with Singita

Singita’s camps and lodges consistently rank among the world’s best luxury accommodations, and no small part of that is due to the inspiring designs of Singita Group’s Creative Direction Manager Georgina Pennington and her team. In this Passports exclusive, Georgina will take us inside her design process, where she finds inspiration, share stories from the field, and offer tips for translating your own creative vision into your oasis at home.

12/09/2021 13:00

Wildlife Habituation: From Meerkats to Chimps

Why don’t animals hide from safari goers? The short answer is because of a process called habituation. Habituation makes for incredible learning and viewing experiences for human visitors, but how does it work and what are the implications of this type of training on an animal’s natural behavior? Craig Glatthaar and Peter Allison explain the process, recount stories from the field, and discuss new destinations to add to our travel lists.

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11/10/2021 17:00

South African Wine Tasting

Your Ticket to: South African Wine Tasting Featuring Luvo Ntezo November 10, 5pm (EST) on Zoom Ask anyone at Extraordinary Journeys to name a place we love returning to and the answer is resoundingly the South African Winelands. South Africa’s unique terroir-where vineyards are situated between the Atlantic seaboard and the Indian Ocean, with Table […]

For those who missed it, you can still tune into last year’s virtual series, Live from Africa on YouTube. Our guests included Derek & Beverly Joubert of the Great Plains Foundation; safari guide extraordinaire, Peter Allison, of Natural Selections; Laurie Marker, Founder of Cheetah Conservation Fund; Beks Ndlovu, Founder of African Bush Camps, and more.