Your safari expert
Travel Beyond
Established in 1975, Travel Beyond was the first company founded in the United States to plan luxury safaris to Africa. Today, more than 42 years later, the mission of our family-owned travel consultancy remains the same: to design custom journeys that exceed each client’s expectations.
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A cheetah in the Masai Mara; photo by Jenny Mikkelson
A zebra in Kenya; photo by Jeanie Fundora
Consultant Katie Blackstone photographing an elephant in Botswana; photo by Kota Tabuchi
Chimpanzees in Tanzania; photo by Kota Tabuchi
Samburu young women in Kenya; photo by Jeanie Fundora
Morning coffee in a riverbed in South Africa; photo by Molly Yates

Established in 1975, Travel Beyond was the first company founded in the United States to plan luxury safaris to Africa. Today, more than 42 years later, the mission of our family-owned travel consultancy remains the same: to design custom journeys that exceed each client’s expectations.

As the son of Travel Beyond’s founders, our current owner Craig Beal grew up in the safari planning business and took over the helm of Travel Beyond after serving as a submarine officer in the US Navy. As a six-time Travel+Leisure A-List agent and founding member of Safari Pros, Craig’s knowledge of properties, flight patterns and safari logistics ranks him among the best in the safari industry.

Our eleven safari consultants are our strongest asset, with more than 150 years of combined safari planning experience, extensive destination expertise, tip-of-tongue property knowledge and an incredible passion for African travel. Several of our consultants have lived or worked throughout Africa, and all have traveled extensively on safari to ensure our knowledge is firsthand and up-to-date. Many of our consultants have received prestigious industry awards from publications like Travel+Leisure and Travel Agent magazines.

Our consultants personally recommend camps, experiences and game reserves that best match each client’s style, preferences and dreams. At Travel Beyond, we believe that when planning your safari, the smallest details make a world of difference.