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Extraordinary Journeys

4.8 | Excellent
  • 89% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Global Operator
Established
  • 2008
Headquarters
  • New York, NY, United States
Trips
  • 2

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Extraordinary Journeys Reviews & Ratings 89% Recommend

4.8 out of 5
Excellent 8 Great 0 Average 1 Disappointing 0 Terrible 0
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Tour Reviews

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Does Not Recommend

Extraordinary Disappointment September 2018

3.0
  • Value 3.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 4.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0
I did my research and saw all the wonderful reviews of EJ. Unfortunately that was not my experience. They were disorganized in the planning process with incorrect information provided on multiple occasions regarding one leg of our trip. Our welcome assitant through customs never showed up and that unfortunately set the tone for the remainder of the trip.

Our first safart did not have the correct permits and we had to pay out of pocket for additional permits.

We were told we would not have to carry our rented equipment on our climb up Kilimanjaro but unfortunately that was incorrect and we had to find the space and extra weight the night before for sleeping bags, ect.

We were told "I'm sorry we are not aware of what premium drinks means at each camp" when there was confusion as to what local spirits included. (it doesn't include anything that needs to be mixed) However as a highly regarded travel company I would think it was your job to know what is included in the one facility you actually recommended to us.

I could go on and on a about the countless problems we had with EJ. Please do yourself a favor and do not use them for your dream honeymoon!
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Recommends

places were fantastic! June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We booked our South Africa safari trip and visit to Victoria Falls trip through Extraordinary Journeys with Jamie Mehrotra as our agent. We had the best vacation ever! To start she booked us in a great boutique hotel in Johannesburg (The Peech Hotel) and then booked us for three nights at the Motswari Private Game Reserve and then three nights at Thornybush Simbambili Sabi Sand Reserve in South Africa for our safari adventures. Both of these places were fantastic! Great accommodations, great staff, great food, and best of all the best safari jeep adventures were way more then we ever imagined. Who knew? Thanks Jamie for making these reservations. We ended our trip staying at the Victoria Falls Hotel a classic four star resort. We had some logistical problems when South Africa Airways had some of their flights suspended and Jamie and her South Africa staff made all the arrangements to find alternative flights. They took great care of us. I highly recommend then as a source for arranging an African adventure.
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Recommends

Extraordinarily good August 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We haven't travelled yet but I can say that working with Jenny was extraordinarily good. She helped us figure out where to stay for best animal viewing at the end of the rainy season, manage cost and even matched us to a place with social values we care about.

Jenny was also incredibly responsive to questions and even a last minute date change. We did find that if you want to get inexpensive international flights, it can be better to look for flights using flexible dates first and book lodging second.
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Recommends

Excellent experience June 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent experience! Everything was great! We had a blast!

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Recommends

Everything was absolutely phenomenal October 2016

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Everything was absolutely phenomenal. We had an amazing experience all around -- thanks so much for your help in making it happen and getting us to all of those wonderful locations. We had a very happily packed two weeks among the safari camps and in Cape Town. Everyone was superb along the way, the logistics went smoothly with a lot of flights and travel, and we were really happy with the mix among rustic and luxury settings. What a great trip! I'm sure you get this reaction all the time, but we didn't want to leave. Thanks again for all your team did to recommend the right areas and arrange it all. We're really thrilled.
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Amazing September 2015

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had an amazing honeymoon in Africa and the Seychelles that was organised by EJ. All of the accomodation, transfers, tours etc were exactly what we wanted and we can't wait to return to Africa, hopefully sometime soon. We would definitely use the team at Extraordinary Journeys again!
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Extraordinary Journeys specializes in customizing safaris in East and Southern Africa.

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From Extraordinary Journeys

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.

Extraordinary Journeys was founded by Marcia and Elizabeth Gordon, a mother-daughter team with decades of experience living and working in Africa.

Today Extraordinary Journeys is a fast growing team, passionate about African travel and with more than 40 years of combined Africa experience. Our many years of working on the ground in Africa are your guarantee of the safari of your dreams, and Extraordinary Journeys makes it a priority to provide wonderful service before, during and after your safari.

Outstanding Service:

When it comes to your safari, we are with you every step of the way.

Prior to your safari: At Extraordinary Journeys, we want the best trip for you. With our personalized service, we get to know you so we can give you the best trip, unique to you and your travel style. We will work hand-in-hand with you throughout the entire process until we come up with the perfect product. This requires a great deal of dedication; creativity to come up with the best possible combinations given availability, budget, and location; and product savvy. Through our connections on the ground, we can hold rooms, negotiate special prices, and receive upgrades. Once we have finalized your itinerary, we create your final package so that you have all of the information you will need regarding visas, vaccinations, packing lists, must-know information about the countries you’re visiting, and all other logistics. We are always available to answer any questions you might have to make sure that you are at ease and excited!

During your safari: Once you book your trip, our job isn’t over. We make sure that you are well taken care of throughout your trip. This means everything from putting you in the hands of our trusted and reliable operators on the ground and getting you the best guides, down to the smallest details, such as making sure all your dietary needs are met. Most importantly, a member of our team is available to you 24/7 should an emergency occur. You are never on your own if something happens which means you can relax and enjoy your trip.

After your safari: Throughout the entire process, we really bond with our clients. We love working with you and sharing in your safari experience. We love seeing your photos and keeping in touch! We also really value your feedback on our experience, on everything from the food, to the guides, to ways we can improve, your input is essential.

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.

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.

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.

Associations:

Association for Promotion of Tourism to Africa

Awards:

50 best Nat Geo

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10 days
Private Guided
Basic - 2 star
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Highlights

  • Visit the cities Brazzaville, Ouesso and Owando
  • Explore the wild life in Nouabale-Ndoki National Park
  • Enjoy the scenery of Sangha River, congo river and Mambili River
  • Enjoy a forest walk in afternoon learning about tree species and indigenous plants
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