“My journey with & Beyond has been the odyssey of a lifetime. I have crossed great beautiful landscapes and stood on what seemed to me the edge of the world, as I knew it… and felt my heart soar into its ancient sky, somehow humbler than I have ever felt. Somehow part of eternity” - & Beyond Guest Book
Migration of Millions of Wildebeest in Serengeti
If you have been born in Africa the rhythm of the continent pumps within your blood – you have an African soul.
Guy and I are privileged to have just returned from a two week get away in East Africa. We experienced the never to be forgotten migration of millions of wildebeest and zebra moving north through the Serengeti on their annual migration to the Masai Mara where water is always available. When the animals sense the new rains coming in from the south, they finally turn and head back towards their breeding grounds where once again they drop their calves, in the never ending circle of life.
At the base of the Simiti Hills lies the & Beyond Tented Kirawira Campsite. It was from here that we were able to drive out and follow the huge herds in their quest for grazing and water. The Tanzanians who looked after us at the & Beyond camps, both in the Serengeti and at the Ngorongoro Crater Lodge epitomised the warmth and hospitality of our African people.
Wildlife conservation and ecotourism are vital for Africa’s future and the prosperity of its people. If Africa’s threatened ecosystems and endangered species are to be protected then the support of communities living in and around the conservation areas are vital.
The &Beyond Foundation
The & Beyond Foundation has been highly successful in empowering and enriching such communities. As an independent not-for-profit organisation they are committed to preserving and expanding Africa’s wilderness areas for the benefit of wildlife and its people. It is for this reason that Archbishop Emeritus Desmond and Mrs Leah Tutu have become patrons of the & Beyond Foundation.
Please see the rest of our East Africa Gallery on flickr