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&Beyond is the world's leader in luxury experiential travel and safaris. Our roots are in Africa and South Asia, where we run 33 magical safari lodges and camps in the most breathtaking parts of the continent and, through this, sustain hundreds of rural communities and millions of acres of precious, sometimes endangered wildlife land.
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DONOR PACKAGES ENABLE INDIVIDUALS AND COMPANIES TO PARTICIPATE IN RHINO TRANSLOCATION
16 July 2014Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond, along with industry partners, is inviting donors to participate in their planned translocation of up to a hundred black and white rhino from South Africa to Botswana. Designed as a response to the current rhino poaching crisis, the initiative aims to remove rhino from existing high density populations that are experiencing increased poaching, and release them into the wild in Botswana.
23 May 2014Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond, along with industry partners, is inviting donors to participate in their planned translocation of up to a hundred black and white rhino from South Africa to Botswana.
&BEYOND LODGE REFURBISHMENTS WELL UNDERWAY
21 May 2014A planned lodge investment of ZAR 230 million is in full swing at the exclusive safari lodges and camps owned and operated by leading experiential travel company &Beyond. Commencing in 2013, the project has already seen significant changes on the company’s East African lodge circuit, while a comprehensive refurbishment has now been planned for &Beyond Benguerra Island, situated in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago.
&BEYOND LAUNCHES GUIDED WALKS AT NGORONGORO CRATER LODGE
19 May 2014Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has launched three guided walking options at the elegant and romantic &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge. Situated on the rim of the spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, the lodge will now offer a choice of three unforgettable walking adventures in addition to game drives conducted on the Crater floor.
&BEYOND TAKES DIGITAL PRESENCE TO NEXT LEVEL WITH NEW WEBSITE
18 May 2014Top luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has launched a brand new website designed to highlight the company‟s exclusive lodges and travel products. Working with award-winning cloud marketing software company buuteeq, the new website, www.andBeyond.com offers a world-class digital solution that addresses increasing demand for mobile and tablet laptop users.
&BEYOND WINS CONSERVATION CATEGORY OF 2014 WE ARE AFRICA INNOVATION AWARDS
7 May 2014Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond was yesterday announced as the winner in the Conservation category of the We Are Africa Innovation Awards. Held at the culmination of the We Are Africa show, hosted by South African Tourism, the inaugural awards were designed to recognise the most imaginative and innovative projects in six categories. Voted for by the key players in African travel, the awards honour the most visionary, inventive and forward-thinking companies in the travel industry.
&BEYOND’S STAND DESIGN FOR INDABA 2014 REFLECTS ETHOS OF SUSTAINABILITY
25 April 2014True to its core philosophy of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People, leading luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has incorporated a sustainability theme in the design of its stand for Indaba 2014.&Beyond has partnered with Eva-tech to make use of their new range of wood plastic composite material, which is manufactured entirely from reclaimed or waste wood fibre. While the stand consists predominantly of this environmentally-friendly material, all other wood used has been selected for its sustainable farming credentials. As usual, all furniture used on the stand will be recycled for use on other &Beyond projects or in the company’s lodges.
WIN A SIX-NIGHT LUXURY SAFARI IN KENYA WITH &BEYOND
10 March 2014Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has launched a Twitter competition that offers an opportunity to win an all-expenses-paid safari for two in Kenya, home of classical safari. Valued at over USD 16 500, the prize includes a night in Nairobi, as well as a variety of outdoor adventures in Samburu National Park and the famed Masai Mara National Reserve, including three nights at the completely rebuilt &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. &Beyond will also cover international air fares from the prizewinner’s country of residence to Kenya, as well as domestic flights and road transport within Kenya.
NEW DIRECT FLIGHT CONNECTS &BEYOND’S SOUTHERN AFRICAN SEA AND SAFARI CIRCUIT
10 March 2014Southern Africa has always been known as a diverse destination with a multitude of varying attractions for travellers. However, the introduction of a direct flight between the city of Nelspruit, a South African regional hub offering easy access to the famed Kruger National Park and the surrounding private game reserves, and the beach paradise of Vilanculos in neighbouring Mozambique is set to make it even easier to combine exceptional game viewing with a luxury beach holiday.
&BEYOND OFFERS FAMILY-FRIENDLY SAFARIS
10 March 2014With multigenerational travel on the rise and families increasingly looking to share meaningful and authentic experiences, Africa is the ideal destination for a family holiday. From Big Five safaris to a range of outdoor adventures and a broad spectrum of cultural activities, there are plenty of options guaranteed to appeal to both parents and children of all ages. While the logistics of getting to Africa’s less accessible wildlife destinations may appear daunting at first glance, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond offers a full range of services that makes family travel in Africa safe, fun and incredibly rewarding.
&BEYOND’S 25 COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT VICTORIES
05 March 2014Africa Foundation — a registered, tax exempt non-profit organisation — founded in 1992 to support &Beyond’s commitment to conservation and communities, has built up a highly successful track record in empowering and enriching the lives of communities living in and around &Beyond’s conservation areas and safari lodges.
&BEYOND’S 20 CONSERVATION VICTORIES
13 February 2014&Beyond was formed in 1991 to demonstrate that a financially sound, wildlife-based tourism operator could make a significant contribution to conservation and biodiversity whilst also promoting sustainable community development.
&BEYOND’S INVESTMENT IN LODGES CONTINUES
30 January 2014Reconstruction and refurbishment projects are in full swing at a number of luxury safari camps and lodges owned by leading experiential travel company &Beyond as part of a planned investment of ZAR 230 million that commenced in 2013.
&BEYOND AND GREAT PLAINS CONSERVATION JOIN FORCES TO TRANSLOCATE UP TO 100 RHINO
28 January 2014With rhino poaching at an all-time high in South Africa, two of Africa’s leading conservation companies, Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond, have joined forces to safely translocate up to 100 rhino from South Africa to the safe haven of Botswana.
EXPERIENCE ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE WITH SPECIAL OFFERS FROM &BEYOND
20 January 2014There is a timeless magic about travel, the aura of ancient dramas experienced in wild places and a mystique that touches the soul and kindles romance. Experiential luxury travel company &Beyond specialises in creating intimate moments in some of Africa and India’s most spectacular locations, resulting in memories to be shared and celebrated over a lifetime together. As the month of love approaches, &Beyond has put together a number of special itineraries guaranteed to enchant any couple.
&BEYOND LODGES HONOURED IN PRESTIGIOUS TRAVEL MAGAZINE AWARDS
20 December 2013A number of exclusive safari lodges and camps belonging to leading luxury experiential travel company &Beyond have recently received recognition in awards lists issued by prestigious magazines Travel + Leisure and Condé Nast Traveler.
&BEYOND CELEBRATES 22 YEARS OF RESPONSIBLE TOURISM
06 December 2013The global tourism industry united on 06 November to celebrate World Responsible Tourism Day and reflect on our unified responsibility to sustain the environment and its local cultures. For more than two decades, &Beyond has remained committed to promoting responsible tourism practices across our 33 lodges in Africa and India’s wildlife highspots, winning numerous conservation and sustainability awards for its achievements
&BEYOND VOTED WORLD’S LEADING LUXURY SAFARI COMPANY
2 December 2013Experiential travel company &Beyond was voted the World’s Leading Luxury Safari Company at the prestigious global World Travel Awards. Voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, the awards recognise excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.
&BEYOND TAKES OVER MANAGEMENT OF BENGUERRA ISLAND LODGE
07 November 2013&Beyond is pleased to announce the addition of Benguerra Island Lodge to its portfolio of luxury safari lodges and camps. The experiential travel company will be taking over the management, marketing, and reservations of the lodge, which will be renamed &Beyond Benguerra Island, with immediate effect.
&BEYOND AMONG TOP 10 WINNERS AT ITB ASIA
24 October 2013Luxury experiential company &Beyond was named among the top 10 winners in the 2013 Inspiring Stories from Destinations competition at ITB Asia Singapore, the region’s biggest travel show.
&BEYOND WINS IN SIX CATEGORIES AT 2013 WORLD TRAVEL AWARDS
17 October 2013Leading luxury experiential travel company &Beyond received top honours in no less than six categories at the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The company was named Africa’s Leading Game Reserve Brand and a number of its exceptional lodges and camps were honoured for their commitment to creating exceptional guest experiences.
&BEYOND’S TOP EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH ASIA
08 October 2013With the depreciation of the rupee meaning that travellers to India are now paying 20% less than just six months ago, South Asia currently offers exceptional value as a destination. With a team of expert travel planners based at its offices in India, Bhutan and Sri Lanka, as well as its own fleet of air conditioned vehicles, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is ideally positioned to provide individualised itineraries that feature the little known highlights of this previously unexplored region.
&BEYOND WINS 2013 TANZANIA TOURIST BOARD SUSTAINABLE TOURISM AWARD
07 October 2013Luxury experiential travel company &Beyond was honoured with the Tanzania Tourist Board Sustainable Tourism Award in the Hotels / Lodges / Camps category. The award is presented to a lodge or camp that has shown a commitment to following an environmentally friendly guideline, as well as contributing to the local community through employment, assisting with community based tourism projects and using local resources as much as possible to benefit the local communities.
&BEYOND CELEBRATES WORLD RHINO DAY 2013
18 September 2013As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is celebrating the success of a number of conservation initiatives aimed at saving the endangered species.
&BEYOND GREAT MIGRATION PRESS RELEASE
20 August 2013It’s a dramatic sight - over two million wildebeest plunging into waters inhabited by some of Africa’s largest crocodiles. This is just the first hurdle the wildebeest face during their annual Great Migration through Tanzania and Kenya, one of the world’s most thrilling wildlife spectacles. There is no better way to experience this once-in-a-lifetime adventure than with luxury experiential travel company &Beyond. Not only are &Beyond’s safari lodges and camps situated within close range of the migratory herds, but the lodge teams also creates extraordinary moments from scenic sunset cocktails and surprise bush dinners to visits to a traditional Maasai community.
&BEYOND IN SRI LANKA
07 August 2013With travel to South Asia becoming increasingly more accessible over the past decade, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond uses its local knowledge, exceptional infrastructure and proven track record to expose guests to even more exotic destinations in the region.
WHITE CHRISTMAS AT &BEYOND MNEMBA ISLAND
06 August 2013Northern hemisphere guests wishing to celebrate a white Christmas without the cold weather, sleet and snow are guaranteed a delightful twist to the festive season on the white sands of tropical &Beyond Mnemba Island, situated off the coast of Zanzibar.
&BEYOND REBUILDS OF TWO ICONIC LODGES
23 July 2013Leading experiential travel company &Beyond is committed to delivering extraordinary guest experiences, and, in line with this, the company has planned a considerable investment in its safari camps and lodges across Africa. The initial phase aims to reinvent &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge in Botswana’s Okavango Delta and redefine the classic Kenyan safari at&Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp on the Masai Mara. Both lodges will be completely rebuilt and re-launched in July 2014 as part of &Beyond’s planned investment of ZAR 230 million (USD 23 million) into its luxury safari camps and lodges.
&BEYOND’S WILDCHILD PROGRAMME CREATES LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCES FOR FAMILIES ON SAFARI
18 July 2013&Beyond’s fun-filled new children’s programme, WILDchild, is available at the company’s lodges and camps throughout Southern Africa and will also be offered at its East African properties from the end of August. WILDchild is designed to create opportunities for families to engage not only with each other but with their environment, in a new and stimulating way that will change the way they see the world. With a growing trend for multi-generational travel, &Beyond believes in giving adventurous families the unique privilege to see the world through different eyes, encouraging them to grow and learn through unforgettable experiences.
&BEYOND ANNOUNCES REBUILD OF ICONIC BOTSWANA LODGE
25 June 2013Leading experiential travel company &Beyond is committed to delivering extraordinary guest experiences and in line with this, the company has planned a considerable investment in its safari camps and lodges across Africa. The initial phase aims to reinvent &Beyond Sandibe Okavango Safari Lodge, the jewel of Botswana’s Okavango Delta. The lodge will be completely rebuilt and re-launched in July 2014.
&BEYOND ANNOUNCES INVESTMENT IN EAST AFRICAN LODGE
25 June 2013Leading experiential travel company &Beyond is committed to delivering extraordinary guest experiences and in line with this, the company has planned a considerable investment in its safari camps and lodges across Africa. The initial phase aims to redefine the classic Kenyan safari at the iconic &Beyond Kichwa Tembo Tented Camp. An extensive rebuild is currently underway and will be completed by July 2014.
&BEYOND PHINDA WATER BOTTLING PLANT CELEBRATES WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2013
24 May 2013As part of its commitment to minimise the impact that its operations have on the environment, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has installed its own water bottling plant at Phinda Private Game Reserve. The bottling plant caters for both still and sparkling water, known as "wild" and "tame" on &Beyond's specially designed glass water bottles.
&BEYOND CELEBRATES MILESTONES IN FIGHT AGAINST RHINO POACHING
23 May 2013As the survival of the rhino continues to be threatened by the scourge of poaching in South Africa, luxury experiential travel company &Beyond is celebrating the success of a number of initiatives designed to help save the species.
&BEYOND PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE SENDS STRONG MESSAGE TO RHINO POACHERS
22 May 2013In two separate incidents, a total of six suspected rhino poachers have been arrested and one killed in and around &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
&BEYOND CELEBRATES WORLD TURTLE DAY WITH OVER 50 000 TURTLE HATCHLINGS ON MNEMBA ISLAND
20 May 2013As conservationists around the world prepare for World Turtle Day on 23 May, &Beyond Mnemba Island celebrates the birth of more than 50 000 green turtle hatchlings over the past fifteen years.
R1.2 MILLION DONATION TO AID AGAINST RHINO POACHING
15 May 2013In a handover ceremony held at its Johannesburg head office today, conservation-led experiential travel company &Beyond received a donation of ZAR 1.2 million towards the protection of rhino at its Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province.
&BEYOND’S 2013 INDABA STAND DESIGN ONCE AGAIN FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABILITY
09 May 2013As a pioneer in responsible tourism and conservation, leading luxury experiential travel company &Beyond has once again ensured that sustainability is key in the design of its stand for Indaba 2013. Following in the footsteps of last year's stand, which won the Platinum Award in the Outdoor category, &Beyond's creation this year is made of organic, natural materials.
TRACKER DOGS BOOST ANTI-POACHING INITIATIVES AT &BEYOND PHINDA PRIVATE GAME RESERVE
06 May 2013In yet another innovative move aimed at promoting the preservation of Africa's precious wildlife areas and their inhabitants, five specially selected dogs and their handlers arrived at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa on 1 May 2013 to begin an intensive ten-week training course.
&BEYOND'S COMPANY PROFILE
26 April 2013&Beyond is one of the world's leading luxury experiential travel companies, designing personalised luxury safaris in 16 African countries, and India. Established in 1991, &Beyond takes exceptional care of its guests in order to make a difference; its commitment to sustainable responsible travel and community empowerment, in partnership with Africa Foundation, is world renowned.