“We will be the most admired luxury experiential travel company in Africa, Asia and South America; with a brand that is globally recognised and respected for its care of the land, wildlife and people, and the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences.”.
Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People – through the delivery of extraordinary guest experiences
At &Beyond we believe in taking a shared responsibility for our future, as well as the futures of our children and our planet.
What lies at the core of &Beyond’s success is a vision that puts our guests, as well as the land, wildlife and people of Africa, Asia and South America at the heart of our business. By going on an authentic, tailor-made journey, our guests are helping us to look after the iconic destinations they visit. The care that our guests experience from us during their journey through our warm local hospitality, finest guides, expert travel planners and signature blend of natural luxury ensures that we are able to make a difference in the world.
How we make this happen
The ingredients that go into an &Beyond experience include not just our beautiful lodges and camps but also a handpicked team of destination experts, and the facilities to look after guests from the moment they touch down to the moment they leave for home. Each &Beyond Experience and Small Group Journey is flavoured with our commitment to Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People.
The &Beyond dream – how it all began
&Beyond’s vision is based on the premise that, in order to care for the world’s wild places, its animals and its people, our company must be sustained through creating exceptional journeys for our guests. In this way, we are able to show meaningful and lasting benefits for the natural environments and the communities that surround our operations. This also allows us to create experiences that transform our guests’ lives.
Since &Beyond’s beginning in 1991, the bateleur eagle has been our company logo. With a name that means ‘acrobat’ in French, these eagles rock from side to side when they soar, mimicking the balancing act of a tight-rope walker. This is only fitting since our company ethos is all about maintaining a healthy balance of caring for the land, wildlife and people.
Our dream was born at &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve more than 25 years ago and we have since grown and developed it to span three continents.
Doing well by doing good.
Expansion and protection of biodiversity
Established in 1991, &Beyond takes exceptional care of its guests in order to make a difference; its commitment to expanding & protecting the biodiversity of the earth’s land & oceans, through its care of the land, wildlife & people has been globally recognised with multiple awards over the years.
From our greater conservation model down to the tiniest details of the activities that take place in our lodges every day, every decision that we make revolves around our core ethic of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife, Care of the People. These values have become an intuitive part of the way that we operate and, increasingly, are part of the reason why our guests find their experience with us so rewarding.
We believe in taking less and giving more and we apply this philosophy every day through actions big and small at each of our 29 lodges and 14 offices. Whether it’s participating in the reintroduction of an endangered species like the black rhino, providing a market for local businesses to encourage enterprise development in a community or simply managing the vegetable peelings from our kitchens, we consciously look for ways to leave a positive legacy through all of our actions.
In the context of our business, Care of the Land embraces our efficiency strategy, which aims to minimise our physical footprint and the impact that our operations have on the environment. Care of the Wildlife is defined in our conservation strategy, which includes the preservation of endangered species through conservation, translocations and breeding programs. Our community strategy, including our partnership with Africa Foundation, is the last leg of our core ethic, Care of the People.
WORLD OF &BEYOND
29 Luxury lodges
2000 Lodge staff
9M acres of protected land
2000km of impacted coastline
43 Affected communities
11 Small group journeys
14 Local offices in Africa, Asia & South America
105 Destination experts
202 Vehicle fleet
195 Specialist guides and speakers
Legacy Exclusively yours
Yes, &Beyond has 29 exquisite safari lodges and camps across Africa… but we are an experienced tour operator too, and have been doing this in one form or another for over 30 years!
Over the course of our journey we have won numerous accolades that acknowledge our safari destinations and our travel expertise; making us one of the world’s leading luxury experiential travel companies. In a nutshell, we design personalised high-end tours in 15 African countries – South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Kenya, Tanzania (and Zanzibar), Uganda, Rwanda, Mauritius and the Seychelles; as well as India, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador and Peru.