Kibale Forest National Park : Ape Town

If you’re after a once-in-a-lifetime great-ape encounter that won’t break the bank, head to the enchanting Kibale Forest National Park in Uganda and spend magical moments with the planet’s most fascinating primate, the chimpanzee Gorilla trekking in the equatorial forests of Africa ranks high on travellers’ African bucket lists, but what tends to fly under…

The Week in Pictures : Wilderness, Rainforest and Coastal Perfection

Well…Haven’t we been a tad bit quiet on the Week in Pictures front? That’s a rhetorical question. We’ve been tightly wrapped in a chrysalis of work and travel, but now we’re back with an elephant-memory vengeance. And we’re most certainly going to make up for lost time with these creative images from our guides and…

Trails of Uganda : Gorilla and Chimp Trekking Itineraries

Our team have been hard at designing the perfect holiday itineraries for the Pearl of Africa, utilising two lodges recently welcomed onto the Sun Destinations portfolio of unique destinations. The Trails of Uganda series of carefully curated itineraries ensures that guests experience the highlights of Uganda without having to hassle with the logistics themselves. We’ve…

Everything you need to know about Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda

Pegged by Lonely Planet as “one of the world’s greatest wildlife experiences” and ranked by Responsible Tourism UK as “one of the most underrated things to do in Uganda” chimpanzee tracking remains one of East Africa’s unsung activities. Often outshined by gorilla trekking, seeking our closest relative through Uganda’s enchanting swathe of thick equatorial rainforest…

Learning the craft of coffee in Uganda’s scenic Crater Lake district

The town of Fort Portal, roughly 300km away from Uganda’s metropolis of Kampala, is surrounded by a series of curious crater lakes formed over 8000 years ago. The unusual scenery, panoramic hiking opportunities and close proximity to the chimp-trekking capital of Kibale National Park makes this a thriving tourism region. In between trekking, walking or…

Pearl of Africa

Uganda might be small, but it’s positively brimming with fascinating tourist attractions, including a wonderful diversity of wildlife, teeming volcano-backdropped savannahs, fertile forests, gleaming lakes, snow-capped mountains, and some of Africa’s warmest and most welcoming people. Tourists jet into Uganda to see the country’s most celebrated primates, its population of endangered mountain gorillas, and often…

Queen Elizabeth National Park: unspoilt and underrated

When one speaks about the most diverse, lush and wildlife-rich safaris in Africa, the paradisiacal Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda has to be part of the conversation. Uganda is often overlooked as a premier safari destination. Its immediate neighbours usually draw the international tourists, and Uganda’s relatively small size as compared to that of…

Introducing Uganda, the Pearl of Africa

The Sun Destinations collection of camps and lodges has expanded its portfolio to include Uganda, affectionately known as the Pearl of Africa. Our intrepid team set out to explore a country renown for its raw and remarkable beauty. For us, it was unchartered territory and an opportunity to go gorilla trekking in the verdant montane…