Festive Week in Pics : 2017 is a Wrap!

2017 is drawing to a close, and the year has plummeted into oblivion as quickly as a pied kingfisher dive bombs its prey. The year has been an interesting one, with new camps climbing aboard the Sun Destinations portfolio and a marked shift in lion pride behaviour across all of the reserves.   The four…

Week in Pictures : Friday the 13th is Just Another Day in the ‘Veld

Friday the 13th bears no meaning to our wildlife. For them, it’s just another day in the bushveld where one day becomes interlaced with the next, and the only focus is to eat, survive and reproduce. The simple life can often be a brutal one! This week has displayed its fair share of barbarity, with…

Welcome to 2017, The Year of the Safari !

The entire Sun Destinations’ team is excited about 2017. 2016 saw us immersed in revamping new camps in Botswana, pouring our hearts into the latest online innovations and cleverly combining tech with the bushveld lifestyle. The camps and lodges we market, refurb and become involved with on a ground level have become intertwined into our daily…

World Wildlife Day: Top 3 Safari Favourites Facing Extinction

Today is the crown anniversary of the UN World Wildlife Day. Declared 3 years ago as the day to raise awareness about the plight of precious animal and plant species, World Wildlife Day is now being celebrated more than ever. It is no secret that our passion for safari stems directly from our love and admiration…

On Your Bucket List: Camp Linyanti

It could possibly be the original Secret Garden. Or perhaps, the Garden of Eden. Either way, Linyanti is alluring and unique, and feels quite magical, preserved, and untouched. Nestled beneath its enchanting trees, on the edge of the brimming floodplain, Camp Linyanti has claimed its position in the northernmost corner of Chobe National Park and…

The Week in Pictures: A Photography Round Up

Goings on at the camp are as exciting as ever and it seems that every major predator has come out to play. During our #livebushfeed edition on Wednesday, we were getting live reports from the rangers at Africa on Foot that the Trilogy Lions – a mean coalition of 3 males – was stalking and hunting buffalo. The…

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Week in Pictures: Hyenas in the mud, and a leopard cub!

It’s getting hot, hot, hot up in the African bush, and the summer rains bring added humidity to the climate. In both Botswana and the Kruger we are seeing changes in the environment, the presence of wildlife, and animal behaviour. Migratory birds continue to fleck the air with new colours and sounds; one of the…

A pair of elephants in the Savuti. Image by Chloe Cooper.

Week in Pictures: Unexpected elephants, and more safari gold

Sometimes you see what you expect, sometimes something quite the opposite comes your way. While on safari with Camp Linyanti, we encountered so many elephants that we grew to expect them around every corner, but we had to stop and take a look at one particularly wrinkly old female. She didn’t have any tusks, and her…