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…

Week in Pictures: A Feast for the Eyes

First of all, happy Friday one and all! It’s already a good day, and can only be made better by this long list of some of the best wildlife photography to come out of our Kruger and Botswana safari lodges this week. It’s been a cracker all round, with predator sightings from top to bottom,…

Week in Pics: Where the Wild Things Are

Maurice Sendak famously wrote and illustrated a children’s book called “Where the Wild Things Are”, which shot to fame in the early 1960’s. We’ve decided that his inspiration surely must have been Botswana and Kruger during the winter time. This week in pictures, we’ve received endless wildlife reports – it appears Botswana and Kruger are pumping…

Week in Pictures: Spots, Stripes, and Scales on Safari

Umkumbe Safari Lodge, Sabi Sand, Greater Kruger Park It’s been another week for the books with remarkable leopard activity, dust bathing elephants and impressive antelope to take our breath away. Take a look at the latest on the newcomers if you missed it this week: Africa on Foot, Klaserie Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger Park…

Grazing impala dwarfed by a deceased leadwood tree

Week in Pictures: Celebrating the Earth

It’s International Earth Day today, giving us even more of an excuse to brag about our fantastic week in the natural world of Safari! From the Greater Kruger Park to Botswana’s epic Chobe Riverfront, we’ve received a photographic overload of wildlife evidence from this week’s game drives. These sublime wild regions are protected areas, dedicated to…

John Chase Safaris: Iconic Images Defining Botswana

A safari to Botswana immediately conjures up images of gentle pachyderms trundling off into the sunset, endless blue skies and bloats of hippo extending their powerful jaws. You’d be quite correct in assuming that these iconic, landmark images of Botswana are the hallmark of a safari to Botswana. The diverse, ever-changing landscapes, contrasting colours and array…

Week in Pictures: Changing Seasons

The weather is slowly turning, and the extreme heat of the African summer is beginning to subside. Temperatures are dropping, and game drive guests now require an extra layer of warmth when they set out into the wild in the mornings and evenings. There is a sense of relief among the human and animal participants…

Chloe Goes Glamping with John Chase Safaris

John Chase Safaris is the ideal safari option for those seeking an authentic, adventurous safari experience which provides all the creature comforts from home. It’s the type of holiday which bridges the divide between the “die hard intrepid explorer” type of traveller and the “stay at the lodge and serve me dinner” type of traveller….