A baby zebra peeking out from behind a tree.

A Green Season Photo Album

The Great Migration is one of the most spectacular natural events on Earth, involving the movement of millions of wildebeest, zebra, and other herbivores across vast distances in search of food and water. From January to February (although exact timing varies each year), the herds gather in the nutrient-rich ecosystem of southern Serengeti. The area Read more…

Travel Beyond Nominated for “World’s Best” Award!

We would be honored to receive your vote for this distinguished award. As our mission states, “Travel Beyond is a company of travel specialists dedicated to designing custom journeys that responsibly immerse guests into some of the world’s most inspiring destinations.” We trust that you have experienced this with us and that you will support us with Read more…

Two people watching elephants in Ruaha National Park in Tanzania.

Kichaka Expeditions—One Client’s Experience in Remote Tanzania

“If you want to see the bush, get in a vehicle. If you want to understand it, get out on foot.” – Andrew “Moli” Molinari Guide/Owner of Kichaka Expeditions   Kichaka Expeditions is an incredible company that offers three, five, and seven-night safaris in one of Tanzania’s most remote destinations — Ruaha National Park. Guests Read more…

Taking a helicopter in Kenya to Suguta

Extraordinary Off-the-Beaten-Track Experiences in Africa

Africa, with its diverse landscapes and cultures, has always been a magnet for travelers, particularly those seeking experiences beyond the ordinary. Wildlife-rich safaris prove unforgettable and iconic landmarks change perspectives. And yet, there’s so much more to explore, an uncharted world of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. We asked our Africa experts for some Read more…

Bird’s Eye View of the Serengeti

My alarm woke me at 4:30am and I thought it had to be a mistake. But when I remembered I was in the middle of Tanzania, about to go on a hot air balloon ride, I was instantly ready to go. We left camp around 5:20am and drove to the launch site. Since it was Read more…

World’s Best Bathtubs

So many of the destinations we explore are known for their landscapes and their wildlife. Visitors venture forth excited to find rhinoceros, to hike famous trails, or to leisurely cruise down rivers. The properties themselves are also quite a draw, affording guests incredible views, delicious food, and exceptional service. One aspect often overlooked? The bathtub! 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…

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…

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…

Hot air ballooning over the The Great Migration herds

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…