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Caring for the land, wildlife and people


Ever wondered what it took to put a tracking collar on a hyena, or what it would be like to walk alongside the most poached animal on the planet (the curious-looking pangolin), and what are the latest advancements in conservation technology?

&Beyond’s expert team of conservationists and specialists are ready to answer all your questions. Join us for an unforgettable virtual session with a dedicated member of our team who is working tirelessly to leave our world a better place.

The class is limited to 10 links and in English, so sign-up as soon as you can.

Great for family members (suggested 14 and older)

Get all your questions answered

Get exclusive access to &Beyond conservationists and specialists

Learn about Africa’s famed wildlife and landscapes

Leaving our world a better place

Virtual experiences that go beyond the expected and care for the land, wildlife and people

10% of your purchase total will go towards the Africa Foundation (our community development partner) COVID-19 fund-raising initiative.

VIEW initiatives here 

The remainder of your purchase total will go towards assisting our guides to make up their lost gratuities, as well as funding crucial habitat maintenance, sustainability and conservation initiatives.

How to participate?

Pay for the experience via credit/debit card or PayPal. You also have the choice to split the “bill” with your friends/family (up to 5 others) by inviting them to share your experience.

We will then send you an email with a personal link that will explain how to connect with your guide on the date of your booking. We’ll also ask you a few questions to help your ranger focus on your areas of interest.

You’ll connect with your guide through video-conferencing software called Zoom. We recommend you download Zoom onto your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and test it before your booking.

You will need to have a stable internet connection – Zoom recommends a connection speed of 2mbps up/down.

  • Your bird/mammal book
  • Your notepad with questions
  • Either a morning cup of coffee/hot chocolate/tea or your favourite afternoon sundowner cocktail

Book your seat

Bookings need to be made 24-hrs in advance. Regrettably, we will not be able to accept your booking request it falls after this window. Should you miss the booking time slot, we kindly ask that you select a different date. Alternatively, you can email us for a more customised experience.

These virtual experiences are USD 50 per link with a maximum of 10 links per session.

Rhino Conservation up close

Next Event: 18 July

Explore the challenges, learnings and victories of white and black rhino conservation on the Mun-Ya-Wana Conservancy (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa) with &Beyond Phinda’s Conservation Manager, Simon Naylor.

Hyena – dispelling the myths

Next Event: 08 August

Engage with Craig Sholto-Douglas, &Beyond Phinda Ecologist, as he explores the high intelligence and social complexities of these misunderstood predators, and showcases the discoveries of the Spotted Hyena Project.

Pangolin – saving the species

Next Event: 15 August

Spend time with Charli de Vos, &Beyond Phinda Ecological Monitor, uncovering the fascinating world of this little-known species; discover how a groundbreaking reintroduction project holds promise for their future.

The Art of Wildlife Monitoring

Next Event: 11 July

Find out just what it takes to protect threatened species like rhino, cheetah, pangolin, leopard, lion and elephant. Join Craig Sholto-Douglas, &Beyond Phinda Ecologist, in this engaging and enlightening discussion.

Blue Conservation: Hope Spots

Next Event: 25 July

Dive into an ocean of hope spots: discover the brimming potential of these regions with marine conservationist, Dr. Tessa Hempson, a Hope Spot Ambassador for Dr. Sylvia Earle’s Mission Blue global alliance.

Let’s do something special for you

Let us know if you have any special requests. Specifically if your desired date or time is unavailable we will try and find a suitable alternative for you.


Frequently asked questions

Before you sign up, here are a few of the most frequently asked questions about booking an &Beyond Virtual Experience.