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Alexis’s First Safari “Down in Africa”

I bless not only the rains down in Africa! As the music lover that I am, when I found out I was getting the opportunity to go on an educational trip to Southern Africa, I must’ve played Toto’s “Africa” about a hundred times. This little ditty definitely got me in the spirit for my trip Read more…

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Craig Beal Repeats on Travel+Leisure A-List

For the sixth straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been recognized as an A-List travel consultant by Travel+Leisure magazine! Travel+Leisure highlighted the unique attributes which qualify Craig as an A-list safari consultant by explaining: “A former nuclear engineer who went on his first safari at age four, Beal brings impressive knowledge and attention Read more…

Elephants at Mashatu Camp

“Instantly Struck” – Melanie’s First Safari

My first trip to Africa exceeded all of my wildest dreams. I wasn’t totally sure what to expect when Kayla Torgerson and I landed on the large continent for the first time, but I was instantly struck by its organic charm and tranquility. It is not hard to fall in love with this vast land, Read more…

Elephant in Zambia

Wild Zambia

Wild and untamed, Zambia’s diverse landscapes, abundant wildlife and diverse ecosystems offer a safari experience that feels distinctly personal. Zambia’s national parks span a variety of ecosystems and landscapes, giving guests a unique opportunity for a comprehensive and diverse circuit within the same country. At each of Zambia’s three largest national parks, a different characteristic Read more…

Craig Beal Named to A-List

Craig Beal Named to 2014 Travel+Leisure A-List

For the fourth straight year, Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal was named to the prestigious Travel+Leisure magazine Agent A-List for his expert knowledge of Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The annual A-List is comprised of destination all-stars in the travel industry who have the knowledge and connections to make a dream trip a reality. Craig Beal’s Read more…

Victoria Falls

Logistics: How to Sequence Your Safari to Include Victoria Falls

When planning the logistical sequence of your trip, when to visit The Falls is a critical decision. Many brochure tours (often large group tours) that people find on the Internet start or end at The Falls and include extensions from there. While this is one option to consider (and there are instances when this makes Read more…

Victoria Falls

Visiting Victoria Falls

Victoria Falls (often simply called The Falls) is one of the largest waterfalls in the world and the tallest waterfall in Africa. Of all the non-safari activities in Africa that typical first-time visitors will inquire about, a trip to The Falls is on top of the list. Along with the Nile River, Sahara Desert, the Read more…

Southern Africa Safari

The Other Side of the World Southern Africa safari mesmerizes with a land always ready for its close-up. By Lainey R. Seyler – AAA Home & Away magazine South Africa Airlines’ flight from Washington to Johannesburg is one of the longest a traveler can take—it’s 18 hours plus a fuel stop in Senegal. Worlds away, Africa Read more…