With the New Year finally here, and the problems of the last 2 years starting to become a distant bad memory, 2022 looks to be the year that the avid traveller gets to bring their bags out of hiding and head out into the wide world. This coming year is set to feature all sorts of incredible trends to jump on and make the most of.

2022 is the year to plan a few fantastic trips, whether you are looking for that one big holiday that will become the highlight of your next 12 months, or if you are just keen on enjoying a few relaxing weekends away to reinvigorate the senses. To help you make the most of this fresh start, here are some of the trends that you can use to inspire your travel plans.

Custom tours are going to become a thing

The pre-packaged tour is something that has for years been the standard when it comes to going on an epic adventure. The pre-planned tour includes things like an itinerary, the accommodation and the various sites that you will visit during your trip. But in many ways, these kinds of trips are generic and don’t offer guests the option of having more control over how they experience their holiday.

Recently, the option of a custom tour has become more appealing and in 2022, you are going to see a real rise in the popularity of customising your trip.

Local travel will become more popular

Over the last two years, we’ve been mostly limited to exploring our own local destinations and while that might not have been the kind of holiday they had expected, local trips have without a doubt awoken many to the fact that we live in one of the most beautiful places in the world.  From waterfalls and incredible hiking trails, to glorious bushveld and the opportunity to see the Big 5, it is quite easy to see just why so many people are happily spending their holidays exploring all that our country has to offer.

A year for bucket list trips

Just as 2022 is going to be a fantastic year for travelling locally and seeing all of the beautiful landmarks that our country has to offer, it will also be a year to tick a few items off of your holiday bucket list. Given the fact that we haven’t had the opportunity to do much travelling in recent years, if you have the time and the money, it is the perfect year to indulge in a real once in a lifetime trip.

Private tours will also become a more popular thing

A private holiday was once the sort of thing that only rather wealthy people had the option of enjoying. But with the pandemic everything changed, as people sought a way to have that holiday experience but without the accompanying group. While health concerns are one of the reasons why private tours are becoming popular, there is another reason, and that is the luxury of having the option of touring on your own.

Why not start out your year on the right foot, by booking a Kruger Park safari with Elephant Herd? Let us be the first holiday you enjoy this year, even if it is just for a weekend away.