LuxeGetaways Magazine – Fall/Winter 2017 | Born in Kenya and raised in Paris, Elizabeth Gordon was exploring the world from a young age. After graduating from Stanford, she worked in Namibia and started a business in Buenos Aires. Eventually she returned to her passion: Africa, and the safari experience. She launched Extraordinary Journeys with her mother, Marcia. She is active in the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Africa and Safari Professionals of the Americas, and the company contributes a portion of all proceeds for human empowerment and wildlife protection.

“What started as a love affair with Africa transformed into a passion and expertise for that perfect safari experience around the world” – Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth and Marcia Gordon have recruited the best in the business for their team of creative and innovative safari specialists at Extraordinary Journeys. The team has deep roots in Africa, and decades of experience with safaris that is enhanced by frequent visits to the properties that they recommend. By working together, each member of the team lends specialized expertise to craft the perfect safari for every client, often mixing classic tented camps of yesteryear with luxurious safari lodges for these customized getaways.

Elizabeth is a wealth of information, and has three journeys that she feels are ideal for 2018…

The ever-popular Cape Town maintains its allure in 2018 with the opening of the new Zeitz MOCAA, by far the biggest and most impressive art museum in Africa. Sitting atop is The Silo, a new hotel that opened in March of 2017 by the talented Liz Biden of The Royal Portfolio. There is a lot of interest in the art scene in South Africa and many itineraries are being designed to feature Cape Town and Johannesburg next year.

The Silo

Stay at Ol Malo Lodge in Kenya, operated by authentic Kenyan cowboys — allowing you to become completely immersed in their way of life. Travel by helicopter to Lake Turkana and experience safari on horseback with their private tour guides. You can even witness the Samburu tribe’s people living as they did 50 years ago. This is simply an opportunity of a lifetime.

Ol Malo Lodge

Norman Carr Safaris recently launched King Lewanika in Zambia – the only camp in Liuwa Plains National Park – an area widely unknown to the general public. The park (taken over by African Parks) has undergone overwhelmingly successful efforts during the past few years to turn around the near-extinction of lions and cheetahs, having re-established a pride of lions from just one remaining female lion. You can see all this wonder first-hand here with these safari experiences.

King Lewanika

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