Elizabeth Gordon

Elizabeth Gordon is an East and Southern Africa safari specialist. She is the co-founder and CEO of Extraordinary Journeys, voted T+L World's Best Top 10 Safari Planners for six consecutive years. Born in Kenya and raised in Paris, Elizabeth has visited over 40 countries and taken more than 30 trips to Africa. After graduating from Stanford, she worked in Namibia and started a business in Buenos Aires. Passionate about planning conservation-minded trips, Elizabeth often recommends smaller, family-run camps. She founded Extraordinary Journeys with her mom, Marcia Gordon, with a vision of creating a women-run company that provides custom-made, 24/7-supported, global travel itineraries for clients. They have team members in California; Colorado; Connecticut; Massachusetts; New York; Washington, D.C.; Cape Town; Durban; and Nairobi.

• Recognized by The Wall Street Journal, Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Departures, and many publications
• Voted T+L World's Best Top 10 Safari Planners for 6+ years
• Received the Readers' Choice Top Travel Specialist award from Condé Nast Traveler
• Member of the Association for the Promotion of Tourism in Africa and Safari Professionals of the Americas
• Received her bachelor's degree in product design from Stanford University
• Speaks English, French, and Spanish

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