Christmas Cheer and Festive Merriment in the Bushveld !

Today is Christmas Day ! For those celebrating, we wish all and sundry a day filled with celebration, love and poignant moments. If you’re not celebrating Christmas, we wish you a happy holidays and enjoyable time ahead. The teams based at our camps in the Balule, Klaserie and Maseke Game Reserves pulled out all the…

Travel with Purpose : Hiking Mt Kilimanjaro in Aid of the Wild Bird Trust

Sun Destinations recently supported Campfire Academy’s fundraising initiative in aid of the Wild Bird Trust (WBT). The initiative involved an arduous trek to the summit of Mt Kilimanjaro, combined with a tour of popular safari destinations in Africa. The logos of the trust and a select few projects were displayed on a banner that travelled…

Week in Pictures : Colours Shift from Amarula Browns to Crème de Menthe Greens

Summer sundowners, sizzling heat and festive cheer is permeating the bushveld air. At the moment, our camps are a hive of activity. On-the-ground guides and lodge managers are eagerly planning events and menus for this delightfully chaotic time of year. This tangible yuletide cheer is accompanied by a definitive shift in the colours of the…

Xaxaba: raw and riveting

To experience the true Okavango Delta, you have to forgo the luxuries, forget about the frills and really just immerse yourself. And how better than with a rustic community-run mobile camp on a Delta island? Now don’t get me wrong, a stay at Xaxaba is not exactly roughing it, and you won’t have to lift…

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…