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#GuestSafariReview : Honeymoon at nThambo Tree Camp

While our social media guru was scouring Instagram for posts, she came across images from a guest who recently visited nThambo Tree Camp. The lovely couple visited South Africa for their honeymoon, and clearly enjoyed their romantic safari experience in the Klaserie Private Nature Reserve. They’re so romantic that they even made hearts in the…

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…

The Week in Pictures : Friday Feels and Furry Things !

The Week in Pictures has been in hibernation for the past two weeks, but now it’s time to emerge. The past couple of weeks we’ve enjoyed sightings of a few of Africa’s iconic species, with the lions and leopards in the spotlight yet again. Today we’re going to kick-back, relax and enjoy a few of…

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…

Gorilla conservation: beyond the boundaries of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Mountain gorillas are one of the world’s rarest wildlife species. According to the World Wildlife Fund, there are as few as 1000 individuals left on planet Earth. The world’s population of mountain gorillas is split into two. Just over half live in the Virunga Mountains (a range of extinct volcanoes bordering the Democratic Republic of…

That Umkumbe Life

It’s a common perception that the Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve is an unreasonably expensive safari destination. Umkumbe Safari Lodge begs to differ. Nestled on the banks of the seasonal and wildlife-rich Sand River, Umkumbe Safari Lodge offers guests a reasonably-priced yet luxurious retreat in one of the world’s most premier game viewing reserves, Sabi…