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&Beyond announces new lodge in partnership with Space for Giants, expanding conservation efforts in Kenya.

Luxury conservation travel company &Beyond has announced a new partnership with Space for Giants, a global conservation charity, to establish the new &Beyond Suyian Lodge and expand its presence in Kenya's Laikipia region.

Luxury conservation travel company &Beyond has announced a new partnership with Space for Giants, a global conservation charity, to establish the new &Beyond Suyian Lodge and expand its presence in Kenya’s Laikipia region.

This partnership grants &Beyond exclusive tourism rights over the 17,806-hectare Suyian Conservancy in northern Kenya – a critical piece of wildlife habitat.

“Our expansion into Laikipia fulfils a long-held desire to broaden our impact and lodge footprint in Kenya,” said Joss Kent, &Beyond CEO and Executive Chairman.

“Laikipia boasts a significant wildlife population and exceptional wilderness, making it a prime location for conservation efforts.”

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&Beyond Suyian guest lodge exterior.

&Beyond says the partnership aligns with its commitment to responsible tourism and conservation. The company aims to create a “finest lodge, tented camp, sky beds and mobile camping experience” on the Suyian Conservancy, while prioritising wildlife preservation and community development.

Space for Giants, founded in 2011 by Dr. Max Graham, focuses on mitigating human-wildlife conflict, particularly concerning elephants. The organisation works to transform private ranches into wildlife conservancies, ensuring the long-term protection of the region’s vital ecosystems.

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Guest suite.

“Suyian is the soul of Space for Giants,” explained Dr. Graham. “Last year, through generous donations, we were able to secure the conservancy’s future as a not-for-profit trust.”

The partnership between &Beyond and Suyian Conservancy represents a significant step towards financial self-sufficiency for protected area management in Africa. Dr. Graham believes &Beyond’s expertise will be instrumental in ensuring Suyian’s success.

Suyian Conservancy spans a diverse landscape, including grasslands, savannas, rocky outcrops, woodlands, and over 16 kilometres of river frontage. The habitat supports a healthy wildlife population, including endangered species black leopards, African wild dogs, Grevy’s zebras, and reticulated giraffes.

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Guest dining area.

Visitors can expect to see elephants, buffalo, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and a variety of other animals.

&Beyond plans to leverage its experience to support existing conservation and community projects at Suyian, working in with the conservancy’s existing goals of land stewardship, wildlife protection, and community development through education and healthcare initiatives.

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Guest suite bedroom.

Suyian offers a unique safari experience, venturing beyond traditional jeep tours. Guests can explore the conservancy on foot, by camel, or even on horseback.

The diverse flora provides opportunities for guided botanical walks, while historical sites showcase artefacts dating back to the Stone Age.

Activities will also include cultural interactions with local communities like the Samburu and Pokot people, to offer a deeper understanding of the region.

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Spa exterior.

Guests can also participate in conservation and research activities.

Suyian Conservancy is accessible from Nairobi by air or road. The location also serves as a gateway to more remote adventures, including helicopter safaris and expeditions to northern Kenya.

&Beyond Suyian Lodge is set to open on 1 July, 2025.

For more information, visit andbeyond.com