andBeyond Launches Limited Edition Itineraries to mark 30 years of Conservation

Conservation-led luxury travel company andBeyond is marking 30 years of conservation with the launch of limited edition itineraries, highlighting its pioneering business model, based on its ethos of Care of the Land, Care of the Wildlife and Care of the People.

The first collection of experiences include a glimpse of South Africa’s magnificent marine phenomenon, the Sardine Run, as well as an insider’s view of some of the most significant conservation projects in Argentina and the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of a lion translocation that reversed a local extinction in Rwanda. Led by andBeyond’s top conservation experts, all three journeys are once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list adventures scheduled to take place in 2022.

  1. Impact Journey into South America traces how andBeyond exported its 30-year impact model of conservation-led responsible travel from Africa to South America. Hosted by conservation legend Les Carlisle, this journey includes an in-depth view of pioneering wildlife projects aimed at protecting jaguars and pumas. In the Iberá Wetlands guests will be introduced to Rewilding Argentina Foundation’s many projects, including a breeding programme launched to bring back the jaguar. In Patagonia’s Torres Del Paine National Park, the trip explores the puma sanctuary created by the Awasi Foundation and the monitoring techniques used. This South American adventure ends at andBeyond Vira Vira in the Lake District. From 16 to 29 October 2022
  2. Africa’s Greatest Marine Migration Expedition provides keen divers a chance to experience the annual Sardine Run, a mass movement of sardines along the east coast of South Africa known for vast numbers of marine predators attracted by the swirling bait balls of sardines. In addition to once-in-a-lifetime diving opportunities amongst sharks, dolphins, whales and other giants of the deep, the expedition provides the opportunity to learn more about how all marine ecosystems are interconnected and how predator species such as sharks function as indicators of the health of these ecosystems from Oceans Without Borders Programme Manager and expedition host Dr Tessa Hempson. From 07 to 17 June 2022 
  3. The Return of the Lion Expedition, highlights a collaboration between andBeyond and African Parks that resulted in the reversal of a 15-year local extinction of lion in Rwanda’s Akagera National Park. This trip follows in the footsteps of a group of lions translocated from andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve in South Africa to Rwanda. Hosted by Simon Naylor, Conservation Manager at andBeyond Phinda, and Drew Bantlin, Conservation Manager at Akagera, the trip explores the unique wildlife conservation challenges of both destinations and includes a host of hands-on conservation experiences. From 05 to 14 October 2022 

Built on a foundation that seeks to make conservation sustainable through providing exceptional experiences for its guests, andBeyond has dedicated three decades to its vision of leaving the world a better place. These small set departure trips highlight the company’s conservation successes and achievements, seeking to promote greater awareness of sustainable travel by involving even more of its guests in incredible travel experiences that contribute towards environmental awareness and protection.