Departures Magazine

The Who’s Who of Safari Specialists: New York-based Gordon is a former pilot who lived in Kenya for 11 years and used to head up the travel division of the outfitting company F. M. Allen. For her, a safari is a family affair. Her husband, Saul, set up Park East Tours in 1966 with his brother, bringing in Kenya’s earliest safari travelers. Specialty: Gordon’s expertise runs from Malawi to Tanzania. Her custom itineraries mix high and low, a balance meant to shake up cocooned travelers and convince them that authentic tented trips are the best way to go.