New Rra Dinare Camp open in the Delta – Under One Botswana Sky
Aug09

New Rra Dinare Camp open in the Delta – Under One Botswana Sky

Joining their elite portfolio of lodges in Botswana – Pom Pom Camp, Gunn’s Camp, Moremi Crossing, Chobe Safari Lodge, Nata Lodge, and Chobe Bush Lodge – Under One Botswana Sky has recently added Rra Dinare Camp to their Okavango Delta collection. We couldn’t be more excited to introduce this 8-tent canvas and timber retreat overlooking the Gomoti River in a 272 square kilometre private concession adjacent to the Moremi Game...

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Botswana Celebrates 50 Years of Independence
Sep26

Botswana Celebrates 50 Years of Independence

Botswana’s president, Ian Khama, is leading figure when it comes to wildlife conservation and, in fact, has just received an IUCN recognition for his “life-long commitment to the environment”. Serving on the Conservation International’s Board of Directors, Ian Khama actually founded the Botswana Anti-Poaching Unit. With Botswana’s 50 years of independence anniversary coming up, Botswana’s leaders have...

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100 Rhinos Get a Second Chance in Botswana
Jun28

100 Rhinos Get a Second Chance in Botswana

The protective boundaries of Botswana have been opened to receiving one of the most vulnerable mammals on the planet: the Southern white rhino. Desperation to save a species has led to the innovation, collaboration, and execution of one of the most significant animal translocation projects of today. Pioneers and leaders in conservation, Great Plains Foundation, teamed up with world leaders in luxury travel, &Beyond, to bring us...

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Ecotourism at Chobe Game Lodge
Feb10

Ecotourism at Chobe Game Lodge

EcoTourism at Chobe Game Lodge Chobe Game Lodge has been in operation for decades. They have seen the effects of an ever changing world is having on our wild spaces and have taken steps to do their bit to protect the environment. Ecotourism is the label given to tourism that gives back or protects the environment. Many of the lodges in Botswana have fantastic social responsibility programs and try to leave as small a footprint on the...

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It’s Baby Season in Botswana!
Nov17

It’s Baby Season in Botswana!

For the last few weeks the Sun Destinations team of photographer and film maker Kevin MacLaughlin and blogger Chloe Cooper were exploring the wild and beautiful Botswana. They returned to their respective offices – Kevin to the bush at Africa on Foot, and Chloe to the office in Cape Town, and shared their amazing trip with words and pictures, showing that it really was Baby Season in Botswana! Here is what Chloe had to say,...

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Relocating 100 Rhinos to Safety
Jan28

Relocating 100 Rhinos to Safety

After 2013 saw the death of well over 1000 rhinos, an infuriating leap from the previous year’s 668, conservationists have taken this year by the horns… so to speak. At present, there is a rhino murder taking place every 9 hours, which shows absolutely no slowing down in the rate of poaching in South Africa. The Kruger National Park, incredibly vast in size, and straddling the border of Mozambique, is the primary target...

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Featured Destination in the Delta: Mapula Lodge
Jun19

Featured Destination in the Delta: Mapula Lodge

Whether you are spotting an infinitely diverse number of bird species from the depths of a dugout canoe, or trundling along in a topless 4×4 Land Rover while admiring leopard, lion, elephant and wild dog, one’s love of Botswana can only be renewed after a visit to Mapula Lodge. This exquisite setting in the north western region of the Okavango Delta shares a border with the breath-taking Moremi Game Reserve and cradles on its...

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