Travel Beyond

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.

Founded in 1975, Travel Beyond was the first US-based company to plan upscale safaris to Africa. 2022 marks our 47th year, and today we are proud to be the largest photographic safari operator in the US, designing custom trips for each traveler, rather than offering packaged group tours. Our full-time, salary-only consultants (we have no commissioned salespeople) hold deep knowledge, with more than 150 years of combined experience in Africa travel. They offer independent travel advice based on thousands of hours on the ground vetting camps, lodges and activities in Africa.


Check out the Travel Beyond highlight reel on our YouTube channel. If you haven’t traveled to Africa, you will love this glimpse into what an African safari can look like. And, if you’re an experienced Africa traveler, you will enjoy the reminder of the sights and sounds of this incredibly diverse destination!


In 2021, Travel Beyond was honored with a Fifth-Place position on the exclusive Travel+Leisures World’s Best award as a “Top 10 Safari Outfitter,” having also received the award from 2017-2019.

Additionally, our travel consultants are often awarded some of the travel industry’s most prestigious designations, including:  the Travel + Leisure A-List for Africa, Conde Nast Traveler’s Travel Specialist designation and Luxury Travel Advisor’s Trendsetter lists.

Our Specialties

  • Southern Africa: South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique and the Seychelles.
  • East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda.
  • Egypt
  • South America: Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos, Argentina, Chile & Easter Island and Brazil
  • Southeast Asia: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar


With so much information on the internet about safaris and safari planning, it’s hard to know what is true and accurate. For that reason, we’ve decided not to post testimonials on our website, from people identified by first name only. Instead, we encourage people we work with to look at organic reviews about Travel Beyond on Google, Facebook or others review sites. These are real, unfiltered accounts from clients who have worked with us, and we have no way of removing bad reviews (if there were any).

Our Financial Strength

Now more than ever, an organization’s financial strength is critically important. Throughout our 47 years, we’ve continued to grow our business despite the financial storms and economic crises that have unfortunately crippled less-established tour operators and travel agencies. (Here’s where you can search to see our business history with the Minnesota Secretary of State.)

Social Media

Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to explore photographs, testimonials, trip reports, blog posts and so much more. Both sites are a great way to familiarize yourself with our destinations and get some trip inspiration!