What lies at the core of &Beyond’s success is a vision that puts you, the guest, as well as the land, wildlife and people of Africa, Asia and South America at the heart of our business. By going on an authentic journey that has been tailor-made for each guest, you are helping us to look after the iconic destinations that you visit.
The care that you experience from us during your journey through our warm local hospitality, finest guides, expert travel planners and signature blend of natural luxury ensures that we are able to make a difference in the world.
How we make this happen
The ingredients that go into an &Beyond experience include not just our beautiful lodges and camps but also a handpicked team of destination experts, and the facilities to look after you from the moment you touch down to the moment you leave for home. Each &Beyond Experience and Small Group Journey is flavoured with our commitment to Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People.
The &Beyond dream – how it all began
&Beyond’s vision is based on the premise that, in order to care for the world’s wild places, its animals and its people, our company must be sustained through creating exceptional journeys for our guests. In this way, we are able to show meaningful and lasting benefits for the natural environments and the communities that surround our operations. This also allows us to create experiences that transform our guests’ lives.
Since &Beyond’s beginning in 1991, the bateleur eagle has been our company logo. With a name that means ‘acrobat’ in French, these eagles rock from side to side when they soar, mimicking the balancing act of a tight-rope walker. This is only fitting since our company ethos is all about maintaining a healthy balance of caring for the land, wildlife and people.
Our dream was born at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve more than 25 years ago and we have since grown and developed it to span three continents. Read more about our history here.
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World Travel & Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow Awards
By winning the 2013 Tourism for Tomorrow Conservation Award, we have proven that &Beyond is the world leader in conservation and responsible tourism.
History of &Beyond
&Beyond was established alongside rising international demand for ecotourism and wildlife experiences, and in the belief that, through business enterprise, wildlife conservation could be placed on a sustainable economic footing. …
&Beyond was established alongside rising international demand for ecotourism and wildlife experiences, and in the belief that, through business enterprise, wildlife conservation could be placed on a sustainable economic footing.
In 1991 &Beyond (then called Conservation Corporation Africa or CC Africa) began realizing our dream of extending Africa’s green frontier by developing and sustaining wildlife sanctuaries across the continent and inviting the world to share in our vision.
&Beyond is an evolution of the model originally established over 30 years ago at Londolozi Private Game Reserve. This model demonstrated that, by harnessing international capital through low-impact, high-yield tourism, conservation land could prove its economic viability whilst affording rural communities a meaningful share of the benefits.
The spirit and efficacy of this model, implicit in the company’s core ethic of “Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People” was not only recognised and supported by the holders of international investment capital, but has been underwritten by numerous awards, including the important WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow award and a host of hospitality and conservation accolades.
Phinda – The Return
The expansion of &Beyond’s vision began with an ambitious project in the early 1990s in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. It was called Phinda – the Zulu word for “the return”. Phinda Private Game Reserve would become the most compelling realisation of the dream of creating sustainable conservation through responsible tourism.
With the birth of &Beyond Phinda and its extensive involvement in the local community, &Beyond established the Rural Investment Fund, now known as Africa Foundation. Africa Foundation focuses on rural development around &Beyond lodges and reserves, and facilitates international financial support for responsible, consultative community projects in rural Africa.
Growing through Africa into 3 continents
From 1995 &Beyond continued to expand its portfolio of superior safari lodges and moved into Kenya, Zimbabwe and Tanzania, and later Botswana and Namibia.
In February 2000, &Beyond merged with two other travel outfits (Afro Ventures and Into Africa) to form one of Africa’s most comprehensive tourism companies, combining the strength of its lodge portfolio with a large tour operating division, destination management, group travel and mobile safari specialist operation.
In 2006 it extended it’s touring expertise into India with growth in the sub-continent taking it into Sri Lanka, Bhutan and Nepal. This expansion resulted in the name change in 2008 from CC Africa, as it was then known, to &Beyond to reflect the company’s extended footprint beyond Africa.
South America was proudly added to the portfolio in 2015, adding Chile, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador to &Beyond’s experiential travel offering.
Working at &Beyond &Beyond offers opportunity and career development to people who are dedicated, hardworking, driven to make a meaningful difference, and passionate about everything from conservation and communities to …
Working at &Beyond
&Beyond offers opportunity and career development to people who are dedicated, hardworking, driven to make a meaningful difference, and passionate about everything from conservation and communities to food and wildlife. The skills and varied positions at &Beyond are diverse and complex, allowing wonderful opportunity, challenge and career growth and development. While certain professional skills are required, &Beyond believes in further mentoring individuals and developing their talents allowing them to create and grow a successful career path. We place a strong emphasis on the “you can do it” mentality.
Our success at &Beyond is due to the continued and unwavering focus on our core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People. Each &Beyonder is valued, however the overall success of our business comes from the sum of the whole and respect for each and every individual and team that help us to achieve our mission statement daily: “&Beyond will be the most admired luxury experiential travel company in Africa, Asia and South America with a brand that is globally recognised and respected as a leader in conservation, sustainability and the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences.”
At &Beyond we believe that people are our most important asset. This is why we take great care to ensure that we attract and hire the very best talent.
If you are interested in becoming part of the &Beyond family, we suggest that you begin the process by searching this site for a job opening that interests you. You can search by job description, department or physical location.
Once you have found a job that you qualify for, you can apply on the site by submitting your resume. You will then be contacted by our recruiting team, who will tell you what to expect next and will give you an idea of what it is like to work at &Beyond. Virtually every candidate who is asked to attend an interview at &Beyond talks to at least four interviewers, drawn from both management and potential colleagues.
Everyone’s opinion counts, ensuring that our hiring process is fair, while maintaining high standards as we grow. We admit that this does take longer, but we believe that it is worth it. If you hire great people and involve them intensively in the hiring process, you get more great people!
Following your interviews, we will need some time to decide if you are suitable for the position. We take hiring new employees very seriously and like to make decisions based on consensus. However, this means that it can take up to two weeks for us to make a final decision about whether we will invite you to join our team. Please be patient with us.
If you have been invited to come for an interview you know that we’ve already seen something in your CV that makes us think you are special.
This is your opportunity to help us find out more about you, whether you can do the job and if you fit in with the company’s values. But it is also an opportunity for you to ask questions and find out more about the job and about &Beyond.
- Have a clear idea of what interests you about &Beyond and why you have applied for the position. Having a ‘feeling’ about the job is not enough – you need to be able to articulate why we caught your attention.
- Familiarise yourself with &Beyond and what we do. Browse our website and search for any articles about the company. Do research on our competitors, how we compare to their products and our positioning in the industry.
- Familiarise yourself with the job description for the position that you have applied for. Be ready with examples of how your skills and attributes fit what we are looking for.
- Ensure that you can substantiate anything that your CV says. Have examples and details on hand, and make sure that your references are up to date.
Current Vacancies &Beyond is built, almost entirely, on the strength of remarkable people who give passionately to their roles, work tirelessly, and have the guest experience at the core of …
&Beyond is built, almost entirely, on the strength of remarkable people who give passionately to their roles, work tirelessly, and have the guest experience at the core of their focus daily and care of the sustainability of our communities and environment. Every single ‘&Beyonder’ makes a huge difference to our success and our contribution to the world, regardless of their role or function. For this reason we choose ‘&Beyonders’ very carefully – they are the strength and the future of this company.
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge – Back of House/Maintenance
&Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge has a vacancy for a Back of House / Maintenance Manager based at the lodge in Namibia. This is a permanent live-in position for a single person.
&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge – Lodge Manager
We have a vacancy for a Lodge Manager based at &Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge.
&Beyond Matetsi River Lodge Manager
We have a vacancy at &Beyond Matetsi River Lodge for a Lodge Manager.
&Beyond Tanzania – Arusha Office – HR Facilitator
We have a vacancy for a HR Facilitator based in Arusha, Tanzania.
&Beyond Phinda – Project Manager
&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve has a vacancy for an experienced Project Manager to join our dedicated team. This position is based at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve.
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Conservation & Community
Care of the Land, Wildlife & People From our greater conservation & community model down to the tiniest details of the activities that take place in our lodges every day, …
Care of the Land, Wildlife & People
From our greater conservation & community model down to the tiniest details of the activities that take place in our lodges every day, every decision that we make revolves around our core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, and Care of the People. These values have become an intuitive part of the way that we operate and, increasingly, are part of the reason why our guests find their experience with us so rewarding.
We believe in taking less and giving more and we apply this philosophy every day through actions big and small at each of our lodges. Whether it’s participating in the reintroduction of an endangered species like the black rhino, providing a market for local businesses to encourage enterprise development in a community or simply managing the vegetable peelings from our kitchen, we consciously look for ways to leave a positive legacy through all of our actions.
At &Beyond we believe in taking a shared responsibility for our future, as well as the futures of our children and our planet. Please read below for more on the details of how we do this in each place we operate.
Oceans Without Borders
With an increasing number of factors affecting the health of the world’s marine resources, and experts predicting the collapse of global fisheries by 2048, &Beyond is expanding its focus on wildlife conservation …
With an increasing number of factors affecting the health of the world’s marine resources, and experts predicting the collapse of global fisheries by 2048, &Beyond is expanding its focus on wildlife conservation to include the protection and sustainability of our seas with Oceans Without Borders – a call to preserving our marine eco-systems.
Building on the positive influence it extends over more than 9 million acres of protected wildlife land, &Beyond has recently increased its portfolio of exclusive island lodges to now encompass, &Beyond Mnemba Island, off the coast of Zanzibar, &Beyond Benguerra Island, in Mozambique’s Bazaruto Archipelago and &Beyond Vamizi Island in the Quirimbas Archipelago. All of these incredible destinations are situated within protected marine areas and boast a strong conservation focus.
Why has &Beyond founded Oceans Without Borders?
By connecting these three destinations, Oceans Without Borders will play a significant role in the conservation of 2 000 kilometres (1 243 miles) of wild African coastline.
- Care of the oceans falls within &Beyond’s core ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People. This three-pronged approached has helped us achieve exceptional results with our conservation projects on land and we are confident it will help us attain the same successes in terms of marine conservation.
- The success of our land-based conservation model has involved focussing on communities and their development as a strategy to ensure their buy-in for conservation and to mitigate their potential impact on the environment. Once community relationships have been established, we have been able to carry out focussed research projects on the reserves.
- Thanks to the success of this proven model, we have decided to implement a similar approach for marine conservation. &Beyond has engaged with the local fishing communities living near each of our island lodges in the belief that it essential for us to understand these people, whose livelihoods are largely dependent on the ocean.
- With three island lodges in our portfolio, marine conservation can now receive the same focus as land-based conservation projects.
- &Beyond Mnemba Island, &Beyond Benguerra Island and &Beyond Vamizi Island are all situated within protected marine areas and boast a strong conservation focus. By connecting these three destinations, Oceans Without Borders will play a significant role in the conservation of 2 000 kilometres (1 243 miles) of wild African coastline.
Oceans Without Borders Focus Areas
&Beyond has always believed that the land (or oceans), the people and the animals are inextricably intertwined. Just as ecotourism and the conservation of resources are vital for the future and prosperity of their people, so the support of those people is critical to protecting threatened ecosystems, endangered species and the precious biodiversity of the land and the oceans. Our conservation projects on land have been so successful because they have involved the people who live near the conservation areas, giving them a stake in the preservation of these resources.
Ironically, the very communities that rely the most closely on marine resources often pose the biggest threat to those very same resources. For this reason, at all three of our island lodges, our most immediate focus will be on reducing the local communities’ dependence on the ocean and giving them a stake in the preservation of the marine world.
- Education is a strong focus at all three lodges, with local communities taught how to ensure the survival of fish resources in the surrounding reefs.
- Working with our community development partners, Africa Foundation and Friends of Vamizi, &Beyond focuses on small business development as an alternative source of income to fishing.
- By helping to create vegetable gardens and farms, we attempt to set up alternative food sources for local communities to lessen their dependence on marine resources.
Monitoring and Research
Even in areas where marine resources are currently protected, monitoring and research is crucial to set a baseline which can be referenced over time to identify any potential threats in order to understand their impact. This then allows steps to be taken to minimise this impact and mitigate the threats.
While each lodge and their applicable partners will run their own initiatives, a coordinated project will consolidate findings. Although research is performed at each destination, no comparisons have previously been undertaken.
WHAT ARE WE MONITORING?
- Coral reefs are a vital indicator of the health of the earth’s oceans and are increasingly threatened around the world.
- The reefs at each destination are currently monitored by various partners of Oceans Without Borders
- We are investigating the best means of monitoring whale migration routes at all three islands. As conditions differ vastly between the three destinations, the effectiveness of using whale sonar equipment at each island to identify whale pods by sound is being evaluated.
- We are also looking into using hydrophones to record whale songs to identify the movements of individuals.
- At the lodges where whales are frequently spotted, we can involve our guests in using photo identification to help track their movements.
- Turtle nesting is currently monitored at Vamizi and Mnemba.
- &Beyond Vamizi Island is home to the oldest and only ongoing turtle monitoring project in northern Mozambique, which is managed by one of the longest-standing turtle monitoring programmes in East Africa. A dedicated team of Conservation Monitors records data and tags the turtles with a unique number that allows their movements to be tracked.
- &Beyond Mnemba Island is the only protected nesting site for the endangered green turtle in Zanzibar and one of few in the whole of Tanzania. &Beyond staff monitor turtle nests, protecting the eggs, hatchlings and the mother, and share their data with research organisations, as well as the government of Zanzibar.
Our Impact: The Protection of Endangered Species
With climate change, pollution and habitat loss all putting an increased strain on the world’s marine species, &Beyond believes that it is now more important than ever to protect the marine life in the oceans that lie off our island lodges.
- &Beyond Mnemba Island is home to the Ader’s duiker, the rarest antelope species in Africa.
- The numbers of the antelope have more than quadrupled since the introduction of five duiker to Mnemba in 2005, with an estimated 35 duiker currently living on the island.
- &Beyond is collecting data to improve the breeding programme and to work out the best population size to ensure the long-term survival of the duiker and the health of the island.
- A breeding project for these endangered antelope is run at&Beyond Mnemba Island.
- More than 300 have since been translocated from Mnemba to create new or boost existing populations in other parks.
- The number of suni has been carefully monitored and reduced by means of translocation to ensure that it does not impact on the Ader’s duiker breeding project
- &BeyondMnemba Island is home to a small but stable population of these largest of land crabs.
- Very little is known about coconut crabs and the island was home to the first study on them to be conducted in Africa.
- &Beyond Benguerra Island is home to the only population of the endangered dugong along the east coast of Africa, about 250 animals.
- Law enforcement and research on the island is managed by ANAC, the National Parks authority.
- Fishing nets and community fishing pose the single greatest threat to the dugong. &Beyond’s strategy to counter this is to work with local communities on establishing alternative sources of food and livelihoods other than fishing, thereby reducing the use of the nets.
- We are working with the local communities and the Africa Foundation on identifying the needs of the community and creating solutions. Vegetable gardens are already being created to solve some of these issues and we are looking at finding alternative protein sources for the local people.
GREY REEF SHARKS
- &BeyondVamizi island is home to one of the very few congregations of grey reef sharks on the east coast of Africa.
- All the sharks in the congregation are mature females and it is likely this behaviour has to do with breeding.
- Vamizi is tagging the sharks and recording their movements to research this phenomenon.
- Purchase an Oceans Without Borders bracelet, available at all &Beyond Safari Shops, to contribute towards Conservation Lessons at one of &Beyond’s island lodges.
- Purchase an Oceans Without Borders turtle mascot, available at all &Beyond Safari Shops, to contribute towards monitoring and research projects at one of &Beyond’s island lodges.
- Go to the Friends of Vamizi conservation pages.
Rhinos Without Borders
Rhinos Without Borders is an initiative aimed at combatting the scourge of rhino poaching in Africa. Since 2008, 6 128 rhinos have been poached in South Africa, severely affecting …
Rhinos Without Borders is an initiative aimed at combatting the scourge of rhino poaching in Africa.
Since 2008, 6 128 rhinos have been poached in South Africa, severely affecting the African icon’s numbers. With a rhino killed at an average rate of one every eight hours, there are more rhinos being poached than born every year. &Beyond believes that translocations are fundamental to secure the survival of this endangered species. This initiative was designed to help counter the scourge of poaching and preserve this rare African icon for future generations.
The project was born out of the first ever private game reserve donation of rhino to another country, during which &Beyond translocated six white rhino from &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Facilitated in partnership with RHINO FORCE, this conservation coup was generously funded by lead sponsor Motorite Administrators. After years of negotiation and planning, the initial translocation of the Rhinos Without Borders project was begun in early 2013 with the full support of the Botswana Rhino Management Committee.
Botswana was carefully selected for its extremely low poaching rates, thanks in part to its “no tolerance” policy when encountering potential threats. Each rhino, when translocated, will be fitted with specially designed telemetry devices for ongoing research and monitoring purposes.
As part of the process of transferring skills and preparing for the arrival of the rhino, &Beyond provided intensive tracking and monitoring training for game scouts from Botswana, held at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve. The game scouts were familiarised with the use of the satellite collars and tracking equipment intended to monitor the movement and behaviour of the six rhino after their release. A portion of this equipment, as well as anti-poaching uniforms and binoculars, was supplied by the Chipembere Rhino Foundation.
&Beyond is playing are fundamental role in securing the ongoing survival of endangered species and this project aims to increase Africa’s dwindling rhino populations for future generations to enjoy. The Okavango Delta has proven to be a successful rhino relocation habitat and Botswana has a strong security and monitoring framework in place, with the country’s military helping to protect the endangered species.
Following the success of this project with all six of the translocated rhino thriving in their new habitat, &Beyond then partnered with Great Plains Conservation in 2014 to move an additional 100 rhino from South Africa to the relative safe haven of Botswana.
Where appropriate, the rhinos will be transported by air as opposed to road, in order to shorten the journey and lessen the amount of stress placed on the animals. The budget to translocate just one rhino is USD 45 000. The whole project, including ongoing monitoring and security, requires a total budget of USD 4.5 million. Both &Beyond and Great Plains Conservation have embarked on a number of fundraising activities yet the project calls on all members of the travel industry to join hands in order to make a difference.
By taking action, Rhinos Without Borders has already succeeded in translocating 37 rhinos (excluding the initial 6), with seven rhino calves having been born in Botswana, signifying a huge milestone for this initiative. An operations centre has also been set up in Botswana for continuous monitoring and surveillance. A further 40 rhino are still to be translocated in 2017.
Additional funds are being raised to move further batches of rhino to undisclosed destinations within Botswana.
For more information or to donate to the cause, please visit www.rhinoswithoutborders.com
Africa Foundation Empowering Communities, Enabling Conservation
Empowering Communities | Enabling Conservation &Beyond’s community development partner, Africa Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt non-profit organisation registered in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. Working together …
Empowering Communities | Enabling Conservation
&Beyond’s community development partner, Africa Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt non-profit organisation registered in South Africa, the United States and the United Kingdom. Working together with &Beyond and in consultation with the communities themselves, Africa Foundation facilitates the socio-economic development of rural communities living in or close to the continent’s conservation areas. For &Beyond, our involvement with Africa Foundation represents our core tenet of Care of the People. Financial support in the form of underwriting the core costs of Africa Foundation takes place, freeing up almost the full funds raised from donors for the development of the various projects across Africa.
The Africa Foundation philosophy
The projects that Africa Foundation supports are based on two simple principles – they are grounded in community participation and are driven by local leadership. Partnership with local stakeholders is critical for the success of the projects and the Foundation plays a pivotal role in facilitating the relationship between communities, local government and &Beyond.
Africa Foundation focuses on four key development areas:
- Small business development
- Environment and conservation
Led by local champions elected by the community, as well as community leaders, projects identified to address community needs are set in motion, with the community leading the way. The right training, skills and resources are provided by Africa Foundation or through partner organisations to ensure projects are not only effectively implemented but remain self-sustainable long after initiation.
To ensure the development of the community and the sustainability of the project, initiatives are handed over to the communities, who take responsibility for their success and growth. Leadership development and support are key areas of focus for the Africa Foundation, as it is only through strong leadership that community initiatives can become sustainable. Local champions are equipped with the skills and knowledge to secure additional funding of their own, building on the solid foundation that has been set in place.
Africa Foundation believes that it is vital to ensure the growth of solid relationships between &Beyond lodges, the communities surrounding those lodges and various government entities and works very hard to facilitate these relationships. All of the Foundation’s field staff and some of their management are drawn from the local communities themselves, thus strengthening the bond between them and &Beyond.