Claire Trickett

Born in South Africa, Claire actually grew up north of the equator in Canada (in climates far colder than she can actually handle). Yet her heart always remained in Africa, so it really came as no surprise when she eventually returned to her roots. South African born … and returned.

Moving back to Johannesburg in 2005, though perhaps a bit of a whim at the time, landed her what she considers to be her dream job: to be able to travel and write about it. The fact that she was joining a luxury travel company that also makes a meaningful difference to our planet and its wildlife and people was the absolute icing on the cake.

Armed with a Bachelor’s Degree in French from the University of British Columbia, followed by a diploma in Marketing Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology, it was always the travel industry that had her eye. So Claire eventually took the plunge and with just a suitcase and two small boxes, she moved more than 16 000 km away from her family and friends.

A travel addict, keen photographer, sun worshipper and bush baby at heart, Claire has certainly had some enviable adventures. She has spooned sleeping lions and cheetah, photographed a pangolin, kissed giraffes, helped collect DNA from a rhino, climbed sand dunes, backpacked alone around Europe and Australia, slept under the stars in unfenced Big Five country, floated above the Masai Mara and Namib Desert in a hot air balloon, snorkelled the Great Barrier Reef, watched endangered sea turtles laying their eggs on &Beyond Mnemba Island and dipped her toes in Victoria Falls’ Devil’s Pool. Having ticked 30 countries off her bucket list, there are so many more she’d like to explore.

This self-confessed sushi addict, hater of the cold and persuasive travel writer is now &Beyond’s Group Editor and Social Media Manager, and when she’s not living between Johannesburg and Cape Town, Claire is off exploring with &Beyond and writing about her adventures in great detail here on our blog.

luxury glass suite at andbeyond phinda forest lodge

Never judge a book by its cover Do you believe in second chances? This story of hope will make you think twice…
by Claire Trickett15th February 2018

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maasai man overlooking the vast masai mara

10 places to disconnect Disconnect from the wifi and seek a much deeper connection as you travel the world with us…
by Claire Trickett14th February 2018

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A new take on old traditions We’ve added our own twist to the tradition of connecting anniversaries with specific gift ideas…
by Claire Trickett8th February 2018

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Land Rover South America Overland Jounerys

Always take the scenic route Our South America overland small group journeys reveal the timeless beauty of Chile & Argentina…
by Claire Trickett30th January 2018

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Measuring the rhino horn Rhinos Without Borders

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It takes a lot to save a rhino Watch these emotive videos and you’ll agree that it takes a lot to save a rhino…
by Claire Trickett19th January 2018

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walking safari with a maasai guide tarangire

5 travel trends to watch in 2018 Take memories & leave a legacy. Our CEO, Joss Kent, shares his 5 travel trends to watch in 2018...
by Claire Trickett11th January 2018

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Looking back on 2017 Ranger Training Sunset Phinda

Looking back on 2017 Here are some of our happiest, proudest and most favourite moments of 2017…
by Claire Trickett22nd December 2017

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10 things you didn’t know about Bhutan

10 surprising facts about Bhutan One of the happiest countries in the world, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Bhutan…
by Claire Trickett19th December 2017

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Khaki confidential

Khaki confidential Guests say and do the darndest things. This totally anonymous blooper reel will make you smile…
by Claire Trickett13th December 2017

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Seasons eatings recipes from andbeyond

Season’s eatings Holiday cooking got your tinsel in a tangle? Try these crowd-pleasing holiday treats…
by Claire Trickett12th December 2017

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A reason to smile

© Daktari for Maasai

A reason to smile This team of do-good dentists are giving the Maasai people of Tanzania a reason to smile…
by Claire Trickett8th December 2017

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Ultimate andBeyond gift guide 2017 christmas wildchild

Ultimate &Beyond gift guide 2017 Our Gift Guide has the perfect, out-of-the-ordinary gift ideas for everyone on your list…
by Claire Trickett7th December 2017

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