A new South African safari that digs deeper

andBeyond’s Phinda Impact Journey marries bush skills, community outreach and conservation for no more than eight guests

andBeyond’s new Phinda Impact Journey in South Africa includes a night of dining and sleeping in the wild
andBeyond’s new Phinda Impact Journey in South Africa includes a night of dining and sleeping in the wild

Going way deeper is increasingly the rule rather than the exception of the safari experience, as championed by quality operators big and small. Among the bigger players, andBeyond (andbeyond.com) has always stayed ahead of the pack, across conservation and community initiatives alike. Its new Phinda Impact Journey (from £6,660 per person, excluding international flights, departing May 12 and November 24) is a seven-day trip for no more than eight people hosted at Phinda in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, the reserve where it all began for this company. It marries elements of guide training (you’ll get bush skills), community outreach (you’ll experience a day in the life of a local school) and, of course, conservation. And as ever with andBeyond, guests bunk down in style at the totally private Phinda Zuka Lodge, with its own team of chefs, guides and hosts.

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