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Humans of andBeyond

Everyone you meet has a story to tell. Ain’t that the truth?! And whether it’s the countless dedicated, long-serving employees that have been with &Beyond since our inception back in 1991 or the extraordinary people that continue to join our teams regularly across three different continents, we want to share their heart-warming and motivating stories with the world!

The stories are endless and they are inspiring. There are senior executive chefs that started out in the scullery, an expert head butler that was once homeless, a general manager that was originally employed as a porter, a regional manager whose humble beginnings started in a traditional Maasai boma, a fully-qualified PADI Divemaster that started as a dishwasher and never lost sight of his dreams, a senior ranger that couldn’t speak English and had never even owned a pair of shoes when he joined &Beyond.

These are tales of personal growth, success and sheer determination. They are triumphs of the human spirit. They are the Humans of &Beyond … and we hereby salute them.

joss kent andbeyond ceo with bateleur award winner

A tradition close to our hearts The Bateleur Awards are a longstanding tradition at &Beyond that we all look forward to…
by Claire Trickett2nd December 2016

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andrew after his eye surgery

The gift of sight Our heartfelt thanks to the guardian angels that changed the life of one of our butlers at &Beyond Kichwa Tembo…
by Claire Trickett4th November 2016

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head chef sam mnguni at andbeyond phinda forest lodge

Everyone you meet has a story to tell If you have visited &Beyond Phinda Forest Lodge, then you’ll no doubt have met and been entertained by Chef Sam…
by Claire Trickett26th August 2016

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pangolin

Editor’s top 10 In celebration of Thanksgiving, here are the top 10 things we at &Beyond are most thankful for…
by Claire Trickett7th November 2016

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rangers in training at andbeyond phinda inkwazi

The journey to become an &Beyond guide Ever wondered if you have what it takes to become an &Beyond guide? It’s no easy journey!
by Claire Trickett13th September 2017

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Paying it forward by nature Getty Joss KD

Paying it forward by nature Our annual &Beyond Bateleur Awards celebrate &Beyonders that are paying it forward by nature…
by Claire Trickett1st December 2017

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nomusa zikhali sitting under a tree

Announcing the 2017 Robin James Award winner Meet the winner of the inaugural 2017 Africa Foundation Robin James Award and read her inspiring story…
by Claire Trickett25th May 2017

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joss kent andbeyond ceo and his wife sasha kent

Not your average CEO Read how &Beyond CEO Joss Kent escaped the norm to live a life of never-ending adventure & exploration…
by Claire Trickett20th April 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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pangolin in the tswalu kalahari game reserve

A safari first Join our Editor Claire Trickett as she witnesses Tswalu Kalahari and a pangolin for the first time…
by Claire Trickett11th May 2017

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Beata Jeromin

Beata Jeromin; &Beyond Regional Hospitality & Safari Shop Manager Beata Jeromin, has tirelessly delighted and entertained our guests with her unmistakable...
by Claire Trickett5th August 2016

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beaded craftwork at market close to andbeyond ngorongoro

A story of strength behind the beads Meet our two Maasai Mamas and discover the inspiring story of strength behind their Maasai beads…
by Claire Trickett16th September 2016

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