Amazing Travel and Adopt an Elephant Too

So this company, Extraordinary Journeys, arranged our once-in-a-lifetime, ridiculously cool beyond compare trip to South Africa earlier this year. The experiences we had were so over-the-top, and enough adventures in two and a half weeks to have spread through a dozen trips and still marveled at how lucky we were. The company is a mother/daughter team of experts in Africa travel, and in addition to knowing the best of the best and having personal relationships with the top guides and property owners and managers, Marcia and Elizabeth Gordon also have their priorities straight about giving back to the communities in which they work and book guests. Their mission echoes what I think ought to be a mandate for all travel providers: “Extraordinary Journeys is committed to work only with camps and lodges that are pro active in conservation and work in partnership with local communities. These partners use low impact building methods and are energy efficient. They are involved in the communities near them, supporting schools and hospitals. They have re-introduced species lost to areas where they operate.”

The specialty of Extraordinary Journeys is bespoke planning of your safari vacation, finding every little detail that will appeal to you specifically, and bundling them together via logistical magic that you’d never attempt on your own, and sending you on with no worries. If you want someone else to do all the planning, they also have some more structured trips available, including a new one launching now, in Kenya, with a focus on elephants and lions.  The Great Cats and Magnificent Elephants trip has an extra, and fabulous detail–for every one of these safari trips booked, EJ Africa will adopt an elephant on your behalf. That is huge, and while I have recommended them already and will continue to do so for anyone planning an Africa trip…now you pretty much just HAVE to go, and call Marcia and Elizabeth to work out the details.

I sure love it when people do things right!

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