Give back on your next vacation with andBeyond. The tour company recently released a collection of philanthropic itineraries, perfect for the traveler interested in the land, wildlife and people of a region.
The 10-day journey starts in Arusha, meeting community leaders. Next, guests travel to andBeyond Lake Manyara Tree Lodge to explore the Mayoka and Moya communities and the science labs at Kilimamoja School. The trip continues to andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge, then andBeyond Klein’s Camp to visit Ololosokwan Clinic, a primary school, and Meirowa School.
The 12-day itinerary brings guests to the Kuku Group Ranch in Nairobi, Lewa Downs Conservancy in Laikipia and the Masai Mara to learn about conservation projects. The tour also brings guests to the David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and the Giraffe Centre.
The 10-day trip begins at andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve before traveling to Cape Town and Cape Whale Coast. Guests visit a variety of communities to experience projects including day care, urban agriculture, environmental concerns and youth development programs. Penguin sanctuary, farm and whale watching excursions are also available.
Pricing varies for each tour. Check the website for more details and to book.
Travel to Africa can be daunting for those unfamiliar with the culture so different from our home. However, it’s also one of the most rewarding and enriching experiences available to travelers. If you’re unsure where to begin, here are the safest countries on the continent to begin with.
Dining is an art, and now that applies to both on the ground and at 35,000 feet thanks to Hainan Airlines’ “Hai Chef” Inflight Artistic Chinese cuisine series, a collaboration with Dong Zhenxiang, a Chinese culinary master also known as Dadong.
Being stuck in the middle seat on an airplane is hardly anyone’s first choice, but for travelers who aren’t willing to shell out extra bucks to choose their own seat, the middle seat may be randomly assigned to them. However, there are a few ways to make the most of this situation and breeze through the flight with the most comfortable experience possible.
Along Guyana’s Rupununi River, Karanambu Lodge is an oasis of comfort and compassion in a largely wild region undisturbed by commercial tourism. Guyana is a land rich in biodiversity and Karanambu is dedicated to its conservation, operating as both an eco-tourist lodge and a charitable trust devoted to the preservation of the Rupununi, savannah and waters.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.