Craig Beal Named to Travel + Leisure A-List for 8th Year!

For the 8th straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List as a Safari Specialist! As Craig’s 2018 member profile on Travel + Leisure’s website explains, “Safari travel runs in Beal’s blood. His mother founded Travel Beyond — the company he now owns — when he was Read more…

Travel Beyond Named “World’s Best” of 2018!

For the second straight year, Travel Beyond has been honored as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards! The annual World’s Best Awards are voted on by Travel + Leisure readers, who rate and review the tour operators, hotels, cities, cruise lines and other travel companies and destinations they’ve Read more…

Gorillas, Monkeys and So Much More

In December 2017, a travel dream came true. After being with Travel Beyond for 22 years, I was asked to travel to Rwanda to experience tracking the highland mountain gorillas. A gorilla trek has been high on my bucket list for the last 15 years, about as long as I had been offering it to Read more…

The “Single Best Moment” of Katie’s Gorilla Trek

Last year, I took the trip of a lifetime to the Mahale Mountains in Tanzania. In my blog post about this experience, I described how lucky I felt to experience this up-close encounter with the area’s chimpanzees. This year, I experienced another unique and unforgettable primate encounter – trekking with the mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Read more…

Client Travel Spotlight: Rwanda Calling

We’re happy to feature this great blog and gorgeous photography from Travel Beyond client Jon Lloyd, who worked with Jeanie Fundora. See more of Jon’s photos and read about his trips on WanderinJon.com. The pull to Rwanda was immense. I’ve made my way through Central and Eastern Africa, but Rwanda had a mystical hold on Read more…

Travel Beyond Wins “World’s Best” Award!

Travel Beyond is honored to be named to the prestigious Travel + Leisure World’s Best List as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter” for 2017! Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best list are nominated and reviewed by readers who rate “safari outfitters on their staff and guides, itineraries and destinations, activities, accommodations, food, and overall Read more…

Active Trip Ideas in Africa

For some travelers, the ideal way to recharge on vacation is not to kick back and relax, but to get moving! We polled our team of experts for the best ways to add activity and adventure to any trip to Africa. Let us know when we can start planning an active trip to Africa just Read more…

The Gorillas of Rwanda: Featured In Tonka Times Magazine

Travel Beyond is now the featured travel writer for Tonka Times Magazine. The October edition features this article written by Matt Bracken and Jayme Madson about gorilla treks in Rwanda. The Gorillas of Rwanda Like Nowhere Else Talk to anyone who has visited wild animals in their natural habitat, whether on a safari in Africa, Read more…

Gorilla Trek in Rwanda: Journal Entry

Journal Entry by Matt Bracken: Rwanda, population about 10 million, genocide in 1994 rocked this place, about 1,000,000 people dead in 100 days, see it on the faces, a slight lack of confidence but fabulously friendly with deep smiles.  The Kigali Memorial Centre (Genocide Memorial) in the capital city of Kigali is a must see – very Read more…