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…

3 National Parks, 19 Camps: Marguerite’s Safari in Zambia

“When you run alone, you run fast. When you run together, you run far.” – Zambian Proverb Located on the plateau of Central Africa, Zambia is a country with fourteen ecosystems, classified into forest, thicket, woodland and grassland vegetation types. The Rhodesian giraffe, Kafue lechwe and Zambian barbet are some of the country’s well-known endemic Read more…

Authentic Zambia: Marsha’s Safari

The last time I visited Zambia was in 2003. Fourteen years later, I was excited to return to the South Luangwa National Park and visit two new national parks, the Lower Zambezi and Kafue National Parks. I have been traveling to the African continent for the past 15 years, and I am always amazed how Read more…

The Whole Package – Jeanie’s Safari in Kenya

Kenya is the quintessential safari destination and the whole package: great game, beautiful scenery and amazing culture. I was very grateful to get back to Kenya for a 6th trip (or was it 7th?!) and to really dig deep and see so much more of the country this time: 24 days and 37 properties, of 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…

The Western Cape’s Culinary and Scenic Draws

South Africa’s Western Cape is lauded as the food and wine capital of Africa, where the bombastic flavors of Cape Town restaurants perfectly pair with the rich array of South African wines from the neighboring Cape Winelands. South Africa’s fresh coastal seafood, rich cattle heritage and fertile farmlands combine to easily allow world-renowned chefs incredible Read more…

Client Photo Spotlight: Big Cats in South Africa

This month, we’re proud to feature photos from mother-daughter duo Kathleen and Gabrielle Etzel. The Etzels embarked on safari to South Africa in May 2017 and shared their gorgeous photos with consultant Kayla Torgerson upon their return, giving us permission to share with all of you! Below, Gabrielle shares two gorgeous images and describes the Read more…

Travel + Leisure A-List 2017: Craig Beal Named for 7th Year!

We’re proud to announce that Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal has been named to the elite Travel + Leisure A-List for the seventh straight year! The magazine specifically calls out Craig’s expertise in Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe, noting Craig is knowledgeable on safaris in East Africa as well. “Attention to detail is in Read more…

Botswana Safari Video from Meghan and Russell Cook

When clients Meghan and Russell Cook sent consultant Kota Tabuchi this stunning video of their safari in Botswana, Kota jumped at the chance to share it. Take a break from your busy day and transport yourself to Botswana with their incredible footage!

Jennifer Gillmore’s Tips for Success

Our South America specialist Jennifer Gillmore was recently featured in Luxury Travel Advisor magazine, offering her “5 Tips for Success” within the travel industry. We thought Jennifer’s tips were applicable to those working outside of travel as well. Enjoy! Travel often — Whether for work or pleasure, travel often. Be a tourist and a student Read more…