AndBeyond launches itineraries for teens and parents

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, AndBeyond just launched new itineraries specifically for teenagers and parents, offering a chance to connect while making a difference on an incredible journey.

What makes these itineraries a “challenge” is that all of the teens will be challenged on what they have learned while out on excursions, earning certificates and prizes that will be handed out at a festive dinner at the end of the trip. These excursions are a call to all aspiring conservationists, planet warriors, budding rangers, or any teen who loves the wilderness and its creatures and wants to make the world a better place.

These itineraries has been specially curated for a teenager (14-18) and their parent. The nightly rate for the teenager will be only 50% of the adult rate.

The following parent-teen itineraries take place in Africa:

South Africa

This four-night set itinerary takes place at AndBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve with guests staying at Phinda Vlei Lodge. Teens and parents will mingle with their peers the first afternoon, followed by a game drive and a dinner where the hosts will lay out the program for the next few days. This program comprises:

• Twice-daily game drives

• A rhino conservation experience and a chance to assist the Phinda Conservation Team

• Bush walks to learn the art of tracking

• Astronomy lessons and tips on navigating by the stars

• Going behind the scenes at AndBeyond’s Ranger Training School 

• A pangolin conservation experience to join researchers as they locate a pangolin that has been reintroduced to the reserve

• Dinner under the stars with Zulu drummers

• An Africa Foundation community trip into the communities surrounding AndBeyond’s reserve to see the long-term collaboration between AndBeyond and the people of the area

• A final celebratory dinner Eco-guide Challenge certification and prize ceremony

Dates: Oct. 18-22, 2022, and March 6-10, 2023
Size: Group of 6-12 total
Rate: $4,660 per person sharing (already including the 50% off rate for the teenager)

Botswana

This four-night set itinerary takes place at the AndBeyond Xaranna Okavango Delta Camp. After an introduction to the group and a game drive, the Botswana Regional Trainer for AndBeyond will host a dinner and outline the program, which will include:

• Game drives

• A nature walk to learn ancient bushmen skills such as hunting, identifying plants for medicinal uses, survival skills and bushmen games

• Sunset drinks on the delta learning about the waterways and fishing

• Post-dinner stargazing

• Meet with a wild dog research team and track and interact with the dogs

• Assist the teams in elephant-proofing baobab trees

• Tracking rhinos that were translocated from South Africa through the Rhinos Without Borders program

• Join an interactive cooking competition with the lodge’s chefs

• Teen-only sustainability audit at the lodge, engaging with different staff members to find out how the lodge is leaving a light footprint in the Delta

• Adults have the morning at leisure 

• Eco-guide Challenge award ceremony

Dates: Oct. 22-26, 2022
Size: Group of 6-18
Rate: $6,500 (based on one adult and one teenager sharing a room)

Mozambique

This marine-conservation focused itinerary takes place at AndBeyond Benguerra Island and is perfect for ocean-lovers. The program consists of:

• An introductory PADI diving course and scuba sessions

• Sunset dhow sailing

• Dinners on the beach

• Diving at Two-Mile Reef to learn about the fragile marine ecosystem

• Picnic lunch on an island

• Dinner with the conservation team from Oceans Without Borders to learn about efforts to protect the water

• Choose either a half-day catch and release fishing experience or another diving/scuba adventure

• Meet the local community on the island

• Sandboarding on the dunes

• A finale prizegiving and certification dinner

Dates: Oct. 10-14, 2022
Size: Group of 8
Rate: From $5,020 (based on one adult and one teenager sharing a room)

Tanzania

This five-night journey focuses on the Serengeti National Park (after one night in Arusha). Activities include:

• Stay at AndBeyond Klein’s Camp with its sweeping views over the plains

• Game drives through the Serengeti and the private reserve on which Klein’s sits

• A nature walk up the Kuka Hills behind the lodge for a 360-degree view of the Serengeti

• Engaging with an AndBeyond guide trainer and local children during a conservation lesson to teach the importance of conservation at a young age

• Learning the art of animal tracking and wildlife and bird identification

• An astronomy session

• A visit to an authentic Masai village to learn the daily customs of villagers and the delicate balance between people and wildlife in these remote locations

• Visiting a vegetable garden to pick fresh produce for lunch

• A bush dinner with Masai warriors displaying their incredible jumping skills

• Helping prepare a bush breakfast 

Dates: March 5-10, 2023
Size: Group of 6-18
Rate: $4,755 (based on one adult and one teenager sharing a room)

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