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.

Everyone has a story to tell wild African wilddog

Everyone has a story to tell For these young brothers, memories of a South African safari soon evolved into a book launch…
by Claire Trickett14th November 2017

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Maasai Women Leading Change

Maasai women leading change These Maasai women are paying it forward and inspiring change in their communities…
by Claire Trickett9th November 2017

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aders duiker at andbeyond mnemba island

Saving Africa’s rarest antelope A recent translocation will help pay it forward for the conservation of the Aders’ duiker…
by Claire Trickett2nd November 2017

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our brand new lodge in the Sabi Sand Game Reserve

Enjoy new lodge luxury in 2018 Here are the plans & inspiration behind some of our most talked about new lodges for 2018…
by Claire Trickett1st November 2017

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Menus are merely a suggestion mnemba seafood

Menus are merely a suggestion Tuck into an entire holiday’s worth of guilt-free meals on &Beyond Mnemba Island…
by Claire Trickett27th October 2017

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CNP Photographic Vehicle Lion Travel explore take photos

Travel, explore, take photos Indulge in the luxury of getting that perfect shot on a photographic safari in East Africa…
by Claire Trickett25th October 2017

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Dining under the stars Million-star Lodges

Million-star lodges Planning a first-time trip to Africa but not sure what to expect from a luxury safari?
by Claire Trickett24th October 2017

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Wildchild Family Programme at Phinda

Live your dream It takes courage to follow your dreams, but that’s exactly what these two &Beyond guides did…
by Claire Trickett20th October 2017

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Private Jet Small Group Journeys

The ultimate bucket list journey 10 reasons to take to the skies on an exclusive &Beyond Private Jet Small Group Journey…
by Claire Trickett18th October 2017

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leopard at andbeyond ngala with a squirrel

A leap of leopards (literally) Every now and then a wildlife encounter leaves even the most veteran of rangers speechless…
by Claire Trickett13th October 2017

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15 incredible island escapes

15 incredible island escapes As bona fide island experts, here are 15 incredible island escapes to put on your bucket list…
by Claire Trickett10th October 2017

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10 most unusual places to go horseback riding

10 unusual places to go horse riding Say yes to adventure and explore these 10 unusual places to go horseback riding…
by Claire Trickett4th October 2017

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