An Introduction to the Big Five

In October I was lucky enough to travel to South Africa for the very first time on an educational trip with my colleague Jenny Falls. I knew we would have some amazing animal encounters, but I was not prepared for all of the experiences that were to come in the days ahead. Every single expectation Read more…

Safari Options in South Africa’s Greater Kruger Ecosystem

I recently returned from a two-week trip to South Africa. We flew into Johannesburg and spent some time in Cape Town and the Winelands; but for the majority of the trip, I was in the Greater Kruger ecosystem. While here, my colleague Elle and I enjoyed a variety of accommodations and some incredible animal sightings. Read more…

Travel Beyond Wins 2021 “World’s Best” Award!

We are excited to announce that Travel Beyond has been named a “Top 10 African Safari Tour” on Travel + Leisure’s list of World’s Best. As a three-time past recipient (2017, 2018, and 2019), we are honored to have our name back on this prestigious list. Winners of the magazine’s annual World’s Best are nominated Read more…

An African Safari: The Perfect Honeymoon

It’s hard to put into words how meaningful it was to return to Africa after almost two years away from the bush. About once a year for over a decade, I’ve been lucky enough to explore many incredible destinations throughout southern and east Africa. But what made this trip even more special was this time Read more…

Travel During COVID-19: A Q&A

Following her recent return from southern Africa, we chatted with Katie Gomer, Travel Beyond’s Product Manager for Africa. From discussing her international flights to the protocols at each camp, she shed light on mask wearing, test administration, and the overall experience of traveling during COVID-19. While everyone’s trip will look and feel different, her answers 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…

Let’s Go!

So, you are ready to travel now? Great! We are happy to feature two itineraries that will give you a great place to start thinking about a couple of the trip options available for you. Both of these sample itineraries minimize transit and travel ‘touch points’ by incorporating longer stays, and both countries featured below 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…