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Extraordinary Journeys Celebrates the Life of Photojournalist Dan Eldon With A New Safari Itinerary

November 8, 2017 Tour Operator No Comments Email Email

Leading Safari operator, Extraordinary Journeys, celebrates the life of young activist, artist, photographer and adventurer Dan Eldon, with an exclusive The Journey is The Destination Safari itinerary through the African landscapes that influenced his life and career. The youngest photojournalist working for Reuters, Eldon traveled extensively throughout the African continent documenting the world for international media outlets. The trip coincides with the anticipated November 7th motion picture release of The Journey is the Destination on Netflix telling Eldon’s story of abandoning his life in London to document the struggle, heartbreak and hope of a war-torn and famine-ridden region of Africa.

Eldon was one of the original”travel with purpose”explorers and led a group of 15 kids — including Jeff Gettleman (now the South Asia Bureau Chief for The New York Times and also the author of Love, Africa), Christopher Nolan (Oscar-winning director), and many other luminaries — on a safari to bring aid to a refugee camp in Malawi in 1990 (depicted in the film).His life ended tragically a few years later in Somalia when caught in the crosshairs of famine and civil war. In Journey is the Destination, Dan’s friends and family celebrate his life and legacy. The film highlights contemporary issues around refugees, the radicalization of youth, and the role journalists play in peace and war.

The ten-day journey is scheduled for July 2018 starting in Nairobi, Kenya. Travelers will be led by Eldon’s mother, Kathy Eldon, through the capital city and country on a safari with many educational and enrichment opportunities along the way. Mrs. Eldon will introduce visitors to inspiring personalities, such as journalist and author Maryanne Fitzgerald, Lara Leakey, NGO leaders and others in Nairobi who shaped Dan’s creative and professional life. The ten-day African journey includes:
  • Day 1-2: House of Waine, Nairobi
  • Day 3-4: Saruni Samburu, Kalama Conservancy
  • Day 5-6: Loisaba Tented Camp, Laikipia
  • Day 7-9: Sand River Mara, Masai Mara
  • Day 10: Flight to Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Highlights of the 
“Journey is the Destination” Safari
  • Nairobi: Dinner at a private home, visit Cura orphanage.
  • Samburu: Visit the homes of your Samburu guides and see unique species such as gerenuk, Grevy’s zebra, and reticulated giraffe. The desert scenery here is outstanding.
  • Loisaba: An enormous private area with a varied and beautiful landscape, travelers will explore on drives, walks, camel and horse-back, or all-terrain vehicles. Sightings to include elephant and big cats. A visit to a local community is also scheduled.
  • Sand River Camp: Located in an exclusive area in the heart of the Maasai Mara, Sand River Camp is the perfect place to witness the great migration.
  • Nairobi: Dinner at the home of a friend of Kathy with some of her and Dan’s long-term friends.
Extraordinary Journey’s The Journey is the Destination Safari starts at $8,600, based on a minimum of 16 people traveling together, per adult sharing accommodations. Reduced pricing available for travelers 17 and under when sharing with an adult.

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