Tanzania is Ready to Welcome You: Rose’s Fall 2020 Trip Report

When my manager first called to ask if I wanted to host a select group of travelers on a safari to Tanzania right now, I could not believe my luck and could hardly control my enthusiasm! Here we were, with the clock slowly ticking down towards the end of 2020 without any travel adventures yet Read more…

Seasonality in the Okavango Delta

The Okavango Delta, affectionately known as “the Delta,” is one of my favorite places on earth. It’s vast, diverse, and rich in both flora and fauna. What I love most about the Delta is that you can visit any time of year and are guaranteed to have an exceptional experience. The Delta has two primary Read more…

Kenya in 2020: Kayla’s Unforgettable Safari

I went on vacation to Africa in 2020. A few months ago, I wasn’t sure I’d get to write those words. Since I joined Travel Beyond almost 9 years ago, I’ve traveled internationally every year, some years, I went on multiple international trips, and I believe my record was 8 different countries in one year. Read more…

An In-Depth Look at Victoria Falls

Flowing between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Zambezi River’s Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. While neither the tallest or widest waterfall, Victoria Falls has a height and width that creates the largest sheet of falling water in the world. This waterfall is stunning and can be visited from both Read more…

August 2020 Kenya & Tanzania Trip Report

I am writing this on August 22, 2020, and I just got back from Africa! On July 2, with no advanced warning, Kenya opened their borders to American tourists with an effective date of August 1. The next day, I began planning my first trip to Africa since November 2019. Since leaving the military in Read more…

Capturing Africa from Photographic Hides

While on safari, the majority of your time is spent in a safari vehicle to view the wildlife. However, many properties throughout Southern and East Africa have created a unique and exciting alternative by constructing photographic hides for guests to view wildlife from a protected spot outside a vehicle. These hides vary in their look Read more…

Equestrian Safaris: Spotting Wildlife From the Saddle

I’ve always been a big advocate of enjoying safaris outside of the vehicle. Activities such as walking, biking, canoeing and equestrian safaris allow travelers to immerse themselves into the natural environment sans engine rumble and exhaust fumes. Although I am not an avid rider, I do know how to ride and always look forward to Read more…

Africa’s Great Migration: A Year-Round Event

In my first conversation with travelers planning a trip to Kenya and Tanzania, I’m always asked, “When does the Great Wildebeest Migration take place?” Pictures and discussions of the event always make it seem like an annual festival, occurring once a year at a specific time. However, the Great Wildebeest Migration is always taking place. Read more…

Discovering the Culture of Northern Tanzania

From the vast plains of Serengeti National Park, filled with stampeding wildebeest and kopjes, to the fertile slopes of Ngorongoro Crater, teaming with diverse wildlife and landscapes, a safari in Northern Tanzania is unlike anything else. You will undoubtedly leave with a lifetime of memories. But beyond this, what really makes Tanzania memorable is the Read more…

A Gourmet Lunch at a Cape Point Cottage

On my most recent familiarization trip to South Africa in December 2019, I was lucky enough to, once again, enjoy the iconic Peninsula Tour.  This time the excursion included a few special changes along the way, one of which was that we spent the day with our private guide and Cape Town based colleague David Read more…