A life in the wild


Listen to our staff tell their tales of life in some of the world’s most far-flung and remote destinations.

Hear hair-raising and humorous tales of baboons and laundry lines, bush roadblocks and unexpected wildlife visitors of all shapes and sizes.

A true-to-life glimpse into the realities of living in the bush, this series ranges from stories of how to become a safari guide to the everyday challenges of running some of the world’s most exclusive lodges and camps in destinations hundreds of miles from the nearest stores.


Episode 1

Toby Sinclair – Filming the Wild

Immerse yourself in behind-the-scenes stories from the filming of some of television’s most inspiring wildlife documentaries. Toby Sinclair has been involved in planning and guiding a plethora of wildlife film-makers and share his tales of life behind the lens in Asia.

Episode 2

Nikki Herbst – a passion for growing people

Having lived almost 30 years in the bush, Nikki shares decades’ worth of stories about opening some of &Beyond‘s most loved lodges. Find out about the training and mentoring that goes on behind the scenes and discover the level of detail that goes into the smallest of decision, from where to source lodge supplies to how to organise a surprise celebration for a guest.

Meet your hosts

Claire Trickett

&Beyond Editor & Travel Blogger

Kasia Sliwa

&Beyond Podcast Host