Melanie Dannhauser

Travel Specialist

More about me

I love sharing my spirit of adventure and friendship

With close to 23 years’ experience in the travel industry, I have had the pleasure of working with guests from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. As a Travel Specialist for &Beyond, I make your dreams a realization by identifying and catering to your every need, dedicated to planning a safari second to none. My ultimate goal has always been to provide a tailor-made, blockbuster experience of the highest quality; giving you endless memories to reminisce over in the coming years.

My own journey into the travel industry has been an exciting and rewarding one, even though I didn’t see it starting out as a Switchboard Operator! I would not have known then that I was about to fall in love with the industry and have the privilege to connect guests with the destinations of their dreams. Having started at the bottom of the proverbial ‘food chain’ along with experience in countries around the world, has given me an in-depth understanding of the industry whilst allowing me to assist and guide you through the entire, once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Countries visited

I have travelled extensively in Kenya, Tanzania, Namibia, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana.

A few things I love travelling with

When I travel, all I want is my toothbrush, passport and camera.

Favourite destinations

There are just too many to mention, but my top choices would be – &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve which has never disappointed. Other highlights are &Beyond Benguerra Island and &Beyond Mnemba Island, each island is a barefoot paradise in their own right where you go to switch off and relax. &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge has hands down been one of my best experiences, with views of the Crater from every window in your suite.


I love travel and have incredible inspiration to share with you in planning your journey

Stories to inspire

A selection of stories from the Bateleur Magazine

Leaving our world a better place

Care of the Land | Care of the Wildlife | Care of the People


Leaving our world a better place for years

Discover the impact legacy that your travel with &BEYOND is driving. Just as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals have been a touchstone for our Vision 2020 group-operation sustainability audits, so they continue to guide and underpin our ambitiously scaled Vision 2030 goals.