Options in Kenya’s Mara

Comparing the Masai Mara National Reserve and Mara Conservancies If you have ever thought about a Kenya safari, you have likely considered a stay in the Mara area. Deciding whether or not to go to the Mara is pretty easy – it is one of the country’s must-see destinations, after all! However, given the many Read more…

Elephant Encounters in Africa

Elephants are often one of the animals that our clients are most looking forward to seeing while on safari. They are considered a keystone species, meaning they are one of the most vital parts of the ecosystems in which they live and are important to the survival of all other species in the system. For Read more…

What it’s Like to Travel Now

Traveling at this moment in time is unlike anything one might have experienced previously. Restrictions and requirements demand additional logistics. New questions arise, many of which hinge on health and safety. Those with an intrepid spirit might feel eager to fly off to a new destination as soon as possible. Others may prefer to wait. Read more…

Maybe a little later!

Life moves at a (slightly) more leisurely pace during the summer, making it a great time for a getaway. Whether thinking about traveling this summer, or stretching your plans until later into the fall, we have a couple of ideas that may appeal to adventure-lovers and wildlife enthusiasts alike! ECUADOR EXPLORATION It may seem different 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…

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…

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…

Going Beyond the Kenyan Safari: A Look into Conservation

Kenya is known for its abundance of wildlife and beautiful landscapes. Many travel to the country for the incredible animal encounters and scenery. Yet not everyone takes the opportunity to dig more deeply, to learn all that goes into their protection. On a recent trip, I took a step behind the scenes in order to Read more…

Travel Beyond Named “World’s Best” of 2019!

For the third 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…