Azura Benguerra, Benguerra Island, Mozambique

Gorilla Trekking, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Rwanda

Annual Masai Mara Migration, Mara Plains Camp, Great Plains Conservation, Kenya

Authentic Maasai Interaction, Maasai Steppe, Tanzania

North Island, Seychelles

Star Bath, Sanctuary Baines' Camp, Botswana

African Horseback Safaris, Okavango Delta, Botswana

Chobe Chilwero, Chobe, Botswana

Singita Sasakwa Lodge, Grumeti Reserves, Northern Tanzania

Private Aircraft Arrival, Belmond Khwai River Lodge, Botswana

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway, Cape Town, South Africa

Flight of Angels, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Journey Beyond is the African safari specialist

We are renowned for creating bespoke, customized and safe safari vacations for travelers from across the globe.

With 30 years experience designing safari adventures in Africa, combined with a passion for the continent and an in-depth knowledge of its regions, secrets and treasures, Journey Beyond takes clients on a journey beyond Africa. A journey into Africa’s heart, soul and spirit.

“If you can only visit two continents in your lifetime, visit Africa …. Twice”
R.Elliot

Professionalism & Reliability

Known for our professionalism and reliability, the Journey Beyond travel team has unrivalled first-hand, on-the-ground safari experience in sub-Saharan Africa and the Indian Ocean.

We’re skilled in recommending the best of the different styles, modes and types of African safari travel – whether you are looking for adventure, romance, exclusivity, family fun, safari, beach, wine and gastronomy, cultural or off the beaten track escapes - we’re able to suggest the once-in-a-lifetime attractions and accommodations that will make your African dream exactly what you hope for.

Your Dream

We will personalize your safari itinerary to fulfil your individual dream.

Building Relationships

Journey Beyond is proud to have built relationships with a great number of delighted global travelers over the years – most of whom regularly return to Africa on custom-designed luxury Journey Beyond safaris.

Ensuring your Safety

Your safety is paramount to Journey Beyond. Our meticulous attention to detail in the planning of your journey will ensure a trouble free safari.

We have long-term relationships with our African service providers and we contract only with those who adhere to the most stringent safety standards.

Call Us Anytime

Our partners as well as the Journey Beyond travel team are on hand no matter how remote your destination. Our offices are in Johannesburg and we are a mere phone call away – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Green Commitment

Journey Beyond supports companies and destinations that practise ecologically sound principles and that are committed to the conservation of Africa’s natural resources.

This website is the start of your journey with us. Under “Ideas” we give you very brief hints of the broad range of experiences and styles of travel available in Africa. “Experiences” is where you will find important feedback from our actual travelers and “Conversations” where we start the planning of your vacation.

So, sit back and feast your eyes on what could be your journey in Africa.

Let us make your dream safari
happen for you.

Destinations

There is no better place than Africa to fulfil your dreams...

Whatever you desire - the privacy of a secluded bush camp, intimate picnics on pristine beaches, world-class luxury, or a simple escape from it all. Allow us to indulge you - with champagne atop Ngorongoro Crater, lunch on the edge of Victoria Falls, a helicopter flight over Table Mountain, or a hot-air balloon flight over East Africa’s game-studded plains at dawn.

  • South Africa - Rainbow world of wonder

    A sun-kissed rainbow nation, boasting magical landscapes, a golden coastline and remarkable scenic and cultural diversity, South Africa has it all. It’s astonishing environments range from desolate moonscapes, to forest-fringed coastlines, from the arid Karoo to the verdant Drakensberg Mountains, from the manicured Cape vineyards to the rugged Kruger National Park. This lovely land deserves its reputation as “a world in one country”.

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    Tanzania - Africa of your wildest dreams

    In Tanzania you can discover the Africa of your wildest dreams - from the dramatic Rift Valley and its soda lakes, to snowcapped Kilimanjaro on the Equator, gigantic Lake Victoria, and the magical spice island of Zanzibar. There are many attractions in Tanzania, the remote Mahale Mountains and Gombe Stream National Parks near Lake Tanganyika, home to chimpanzees, The great Serengeti National Park and its world famous migration as well as a World Heritage Site, Ngorongoro Conservation Area.

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    Seychelles - As pure as it gets

    The 115 islands of the Seychelles are perhaps the most beautiful in the world, giving reality to dreams of exotic island living. Nature lovers will find the Seychelles fascinating, with many islands home to exotic and endangered birds. Pristine private islands such as North Island, Fregate Island Private, Cousine and Denis offer exclusive island escapes. On Praslin Island, you can linger on beaches or explore the Vallee de Mai, a World Heritage Site, which is home to the exquisite coco de mer palm tree. Mahe, the main island, boasts Beau Vallon Beach, a glorious, 3 km stretch of white sand lined with hotels, restaurants and dive centres. Victoria, the sleepy capital city, offers colonial architecture, a bustling market and fine botanical gardens.

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  • Botswana - Desert and water wonderland

    Discover one of the most breathtaking contrasts on earth amidst this sprawling wilderness, where the arid desert of the Kalahari gives way to the miracle of the Okavango Delta. The floodwaters of the Okavango River spill out over the Kalahari desert sands, creating a water wonderland - the largest inland river delta in the world. This is wild Africa, and your pioneering spirit will soar as you explore off the beaten track to experience the true African safari.

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    Uganda - The Pearl of Africa

    Situated at the very heart of Africa, Uganda's location between the mighty rain forests of the Congo and the vast savannah of eastern Africa gives it a diversity and profusion of nature that is unparalleled on the continent. This is a country of dramatic significance: only about the size of Britain, it is the Source of The Nile, and it is bordered by the fabled snow-capped Mountains of the Moon. It hosts one of the highest bird species densities in the world and contains four of Africa's seven Great Lakes. It is one of the last refuges on Earth of the highly endangered Mountain Gorilla and Chimpanzee, and is a land of ancient kingdoms, rich history and warm, welcoming people.

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    Mauritius - Paradise found

    Off the shores of southern Africa, Mauritius and the Seychelles appear like emerald jewels in the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. Mauritius, the archetypal tropical destination, offers miles of palm-fringed beaches, warm azure seas and a distinctive island culture, which blends Hinduism with cosmopolitan influences. Inland, fields of waving sugar cane give way to mountains clad in tropical rainforest. A range of luxury hotels and resorts flank the coastline’s dazzling beaches.

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  • Zimbabwe - Thundering water & wildlife

    The landlocked country of Zimbabwe is a captivating land of teak woodlands, granite outcrops and diverse wildlife. But it is the mighty Victoria Falls, one of the greatest natural wonders on earth, that provides the country with its most compelling attraction. Below the Falls the narrow Zambezi gorge offers the most exciting and safest Grade 5 white-water rafting in the world. Bungi-jumpers and other adventurers flock here to pit their skill against the Zambezi’s might, whilst more leisurely travelers soak in the area’s stunning beauty and wildlife.

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    Namibia - The land God made in anger

    A country of vivid contradictions and stark beauty, where undulating deserts tumble over towering dunes to meet a tempestuous coastline. In this vast land of open space, desserts and surreal landscapes, wildlife and unique nomadic tribes, the safari traveller is transported to an ancient wilderness where shifting sands slowly reveal their treasures.

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    Mozambique - Tropical idyll

    Mozambique beckons, with unspoilt beaches and world-class diving and fishing. With its 2 500 km coastline fringed by extensive coral reefs, it offers natural splendour and an underwater spectacle that is hard to match. Forty kilometres offshore, the Bazaruto Archipelago offers some of the finest big game fishing, scuba-diving and snorkelling in the world.

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  • Zambia - In Livingstone's footsteps

    Zambia’s abundance of wildlife and its vast tracts of pristine land make for a true wilderness experience. The Zambezi River divides Zambia from Zimbabwe, and many visitors choose to visit Victoria Falls from Zambia’s shores. Outside the historic village of Livingstone, visitors are offered spectacular views of the Falls plunging into the Devil’s Cauldron below. Livingstone is the centre for a host of adventure sports. The Lower Zambezi offers some of the best Tiger fishing, big game viewing, canoeing and birding in Africa. The Luangwa Valley, teeming with wildlife, is the birthplace of the walking safari, here you have the opportunity to walk as explorer David Livingstone once did, amongst pristine untouched Africa.

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    Malawi - Land of lakes & smiles

    This little known gem of a country offers a truly authentic experience in the heart of Africa. Dominated by the vast Lake Malawi, the country offers many scenic highlights, from beaches and lakeshore villages, to majestic mountains and plateaus with bracing air, rolling hills and magnificent rivers and wetlands. With its sparkling waters and diverse fish life, Lake Malawi is a magnet for travelers.

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    Zanzibar - Sultans & spices

    The mystical isle of Zanzibar was founded more than 1200 years ago, when Arab dhows first visited from Arabia and Turkey in search of ivory, slaves and spice. The island is still bathed in the aroma of cloves and cinnamon, whilst memories of sultans and slaves mix with the haunting call of the muezzins in the island’s old Stone Town. Today Stone Town, with its ornate architecture, has been declared a World Heritage Site, and from here, you can visit spice plantations, swim with dolphins, snorkel on coral reefs or dive azure seas. Offshore, the emerald crests of atoll islands lie waiting to be explored.

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Where do we start? In order to plan the ultimate African vacation,
we need to know what makes you tick!

Ideas

A dream safari is just that: your dream. Tell us what you’ve fantasized about, and let us make it happen for you. Safely, smoothly, and filled with exciting adventures and unique experiences

  • Seychelles
    Island Vacation

    Private island vacations in the Indian Ocean

  • Maldives
    Game Reserve

    Private game reserve experiences

  • Spa and Wellness retreats
  • Luxurious Rail Journeys
  • Mauritius
    Wildlife Experiences
    Gorilla Trekking, Great Migrations...

    Once in a lifetime wildlife experiences such as the Great Migrations, Big 5 safaris in Africa’s wilderness areas, Gorilla trekking and Great White Shark cage diving

  • Sports Activities
    Soft Adventure

    Sports activities and soft adventure such as canoeing, elephant and horse-back safaris, walking safaris, hot air ballooning, golfing, mountain bike tours, hiking, mokoro trails, whale watching and shark diving

  • Social Upliftment
    Ecologically Friendly

    Journeys incorporating social upliftment, opportunities for giving back and benefiting local communities, conservation and ecologically friendly partners

  • Special Interest
    Private Guided & Special Interest Tours

    Including photography, gastronomic experiences, wine tours, cultural interactions and home visits

  • Romance
    Special Occasions

    Romantic beach and bush weddings, honeymoons, anniversaries or special occasions.

  • Family
    Child Friendly Programs

    Family and multi generation vacations including excellent child friendly programs

  • Exclusivity

    Exclusive use villas, boutique hotels, private bush retreats and deluxe mobile safaris

  • Private Charter

    Private Jet, aircraft, helicopter and yacht charter

Let's talk about YOU
You have chosen Africa, so, now tell us; “Why Africa”, what would you like us to find for YOU in Africa.

Experiences

We have assisted great numbers of travelers from all over the world plan and experience the very best of Africa. These select past guest reviews will give you insight into what makes your Journey Beyond Safari unique as well as what value we add to your African safari adventure planning. Contact us if you would like a personal referral from someone near you.

A Selection of Guest Reviews

“You were so right that once I got to Africa all that stress was left behind. The trip was beyond any and all expectations. Everything went exactly as you designed it and we loved it. It was far and away the best trip of our lives. The hotels (all of them) were elegant and had the best service I have ever received.”
Christine, United Kingdom

“I have safely returned from South Africa and Botswana. We had a wonderful trip in Botswana. And even if it was not the first trip it was lovely and overwhelming and mind-blowing at some moments. All was very well organized as I expected. Thanks to Journey Beyond for the perfect organization”
Dona, Belgium

“We can't thank you enough for ALL you did to make our trip absolutely perfect! The itinerary couldn't be improved! Our dinners with you made South Africa come alive...nothing beats being with people in their beautiful home and seeing life in South Africa first-hand. Then, you went above and beyond in finding such beautiful Zebra rugs and at such a good price! Love to your wonderful family!”
Dedee, United States of America

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