The holidays are a great time to let people know just how much they mean to us. We would like to extend a special thanks to our travel partners in Africa and around the world, and to the amazing organizations we work with who are leaders in community and conservation projects. This has been a banner year for accomplishments on the ground, and for charitable contributions. We appreciate all the hard work our partners put in, and are honored to continue strengthening these relationships. Need a refresher? Here’s a sampling of the projects we support, and why we consider community and conservation vital to our mission.

Jenna playing with kids on safari.

Of course, we are also extremely grateful to our many clients who have introduced us to their friends. Referrals are the very best way to grow, and they let us know that we really are doing something right. Ultimately you, our travelers, are the reason we’re here, and it’s your excitement that inspires us to keep raising the bar. Thank you for all the wonderful safari photos and notes that you have sent to us. We love sharing them with the team and they truly do light up our day and encourage us to do even better!

Emily soaking in a southern Tanzanian sunset.

Every member of our team goes on at least one inspection trip each year. Over the last twelve months, we’ve been especially busy embracing cross-cultural interactions, jaw-dropping wildlife sightings, and bringing a playful spirit back into luxury travel. Our stories hit some of this year’s travel highlights, from Elizabeth falling in love with Kenya all over again, Rachel’s engagement in the Maasai Mara, and Pearl’s Tanzania walking safari, to Lara’s family adventure in Mexico, and Kimi in Cuba.

Schuyler riding horseback in Vinales Valley, Cuba.

In addition to exploring across the globe, our team has been growing as well! With new team members across cities and continents, we’re more dedicated than ever to discovering the most unique travel experiences around the world for you. Crafting unforgettable adventures is our passion; we can’t wait to work on your next Extraordinary Journey. In – or out of – Africa!

Elizabeth and husband David getting to know northern Kenya by helicopter.

Here’s to many more great memories in the New Year!

Best Wishes,

Elizabeth and Marcia Gordon and the Extraordinary Journeys Team