Authentic experiences
for discerning travelers

Extraordinary Journeys is a mother-daughter run company specializing in creating unique, custom-built safaris to East and Southern Africa and other unique safari destinations around the world. We emphasize first-hand knowledge, personalized service, and social responsibility. Our team has helped thousands of clients plan their dream safaris.

We will work with you to craft a personalized itinerary that fits your interests, budget, and travel style. From accommodation to transportation and activities, we will help create your ideal trip, taking care of everything so that your only job is to enjoy your extraordinary journey.

Why Travel With Us?

Expert Advice

We combine decades of experience and personal connections to operators, owners, managers and non-profits with the most up-to-date information on properties, guides and management. We know our product and we apply that knowledge to your personal taste to create the perfect experience for you.

Expert Advice

Outstanding Service

We are with you throughout the entire course of your safari; from the initial itinerary-building process, to providing you with all of the appropriate documentation and information before you travel, to being available to you 24/7 while you're on your trip. Your comfort and happiness are our responsibility.

Outstanding Service

Authentic Experiences

We want you to have a real sense of the places you visit. Instead of visiting a village that feels contrived and uncomfortable, you can visit your guide’s family or visit the village in which your property's staff members reside. Every interaction should be genuine and a learning opportunity.

Authentic Experience

Responsible Travel

We work with small luxury properties in fabulous, remote locations that not only have great guiding and game-viewing but are eco-conscious and have close and supportive relationships with nearby communities. Our priority is to give back and be a positive presence in the communities in which we are involved.

Responsible Travel

Our Best Staff Picks

Top 6 Properties in Hwange National Park

Since the killing of the iconic Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe, Hwange National Park has been on the…

Top 5 Lodges for Walking in Tasmania

Tasmania is a walker's paradise. It is home to 19 national parks and they are extremely diverse.…

Top 5 Properties for a Tiger Safari in India

For anyone that's been on safari in Africa, you know that coming face to face with nature's most…

Popular Blog Posts

Dreams, Plans, Airports and Hotels - An Essay

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Holiday Safaris: Time is Running Out!

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Romantic South Africa Safari

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In The Press

  • September 2014, Travel + Leisure's A List
  • August 2014, Chicago Tribune
  • May 2014, Travel Weekly
  • October 2013, Departures Magazine
  • April 2012, Town and Country Weddings
  • January 2013, Brides
  • July 2011, The Wall Street Journal
  • July 2013, Robb Report


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  • APTA
  • Cheli and Peacock
  • Great Plains Conservation
  • SAFE
  • Saruni
  • Singita
  • SPA