Barasingha Update from India!

As some of you may recall, I took part in an exciting relocation operation of Barasingha back in 2012 in India. The objective of the reintroduction was to restore the species to an original habitat where they were rapidly approaching extinction, mainly due to habitat deterioration. We were invited to be involved in the establishment, design and construction of the Barasingha breeding pens at Satpura National Park and advised and trained them every step of the way. (Click here to

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The Cinematic Vistas of the Namibian Desert

On my recent trip to &Beyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in Namibia, I was privileged to witness the unusual occurrence of rain in the desert as well as the spectacular and totally unexpected glimpse of a rainbow and its spectacular array of colours.
This area has long been one of my all-time favourite destinations as it is constantly changing at an unnoticeable pace. This surreptitious but certain manipulation of your surroundings is quite unique. The sun moving across the sky creates

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Leopard print belongs on leopards

Having completed the decade-long MunYaWana Leopard Project – the most extensive leopard research ever conducted in the world – in collaboration with &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, the Panthera team is back, this time working closely with our rangers at &Beyond Kirkman’s Kamp and Exeter River/Leadwood Lodges.
This particular project is directly linked to the booming illegal leopard skin trade and our rangers are recording all leopard movement and collecting scat samples throughout the Sabi Sand Game Reserve to

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Les in the Media – Billionaire – Singapore

Last year I traveled to Singapore to spread the message about the plight of our rhino. I was kindly hosted by several of &Beyond’s travel partners at various events aimed as raising funds for the RWB project. During that trip I was interview by Billionaire Magazine – the International Edition. Billionaire.com is the indispensable luxury lifestyle guide for high and ultra-high net worth individuals who think and act globally – ‘the global mobile elite’.
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Simply Natural

Wherever possible, &Beyond endeavours to empower those staff at our lodges that run their own sustainable businesses within their communities, such as vegetable patches, mushroom gardens, chicken and pig farms, recycled candles, traditional crafts, and so on. This empowers our staff, supplies them with extra income, lowers our carbon footprint and provides our guests with fresh, local food items, as well as authentic African products.
Simon Hombo, a butler at &Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, has also started an organic farm

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