Is 2022 the year of ticking off that travel bucket list? Whether you’re setting resolutions or intentions, or planning on flying by the seat of your pants, here are some trends to keep in mind for your travels this year.
And, of course, ticking off a river safari on the Chobe River is the best resolution you could make this year!
Resolution: I will support sustainable travel
Sustainable, responsible or ‘green’ travel – call it what you will – is more at the forefront than ever. In many ways, we have a clean slate. A chance to do things better, more responsibly and mindfully, both as travel thought leaders and travellers.
You can travel sustainably by:
• Ensuring you are booking your holiday with businesses that have the same sustainable values as you
• Saying no to unethical animal tourism
• Reducing single-use plastics
• Offsetting your carbon footprint
• Consider travelling in the off-season periods
Resolution: I will prioritise my wellbeing
A river safari ticks all those wellness trend boxes. Incorporating elements of a walking holiday, immersive nature holiday with ample free space to ‘roam’, far away from any crowds, the Chobe River is a haven for wellness seeking travellers looking to find some inner peace.
Peace of mind has also never been more critical. Enjoy the benefits of travelling in an exclusively safe bubble with few guests onboard or with just your friends and family in your very own private villa on a floating hotel.
Our Chobe Princess houseboats can be booked on an exclusive use basis offering just four or five cabins per boat.
Resolution: I will reconnect with family
The term ‘3G travel’ was coined to refer to three-generational travel, where three generations of the family travel together.
• If you’re travelling with teens or older, the Zambezi Queen is perfect for kids, parents and grandparents. The houseboat welcomes children aged 13 years and up and accommodates 28 passengers. Imagine relaxing in a rooftop plunge pool or watching the hippos snorting in the river from your bed!
• For younger kids and a more affordable option, the Chobe Princesses (‘sister’ houseboats to the Zambezi Queen) cater to children between 7 and 12 years old. Guests can book their very own houseboat all to themselves.
• For families of all ages, the Ichingo Chobe River Lodge is a tented camp situated on Impalila Island on the Namibian side of the Chobe River. It offers a quieter, more secluded experience ideal for families of all ages.
Resolution: I will book for peace of mind
An essential travel trend is flexible bookings – no longer a nice to have but an essential.
The Zambezi Queen Collection has amended its cancellation terms for new bookings and provides maximum peace of mind and flexibility when booking. Read our terms and conditions here.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve implemented the most stringent measures and procedures to safeguard both our guests and staff to provide our guests not only with peace of mind in regards to health and safety but with flexibility in terms of their booking as well.
Here’s our response to COVID-19, detailing our health and safety procedures and commitment to sustainable travel.
Resolution: I will postpone, not cancel
Should the unexpected occur and you need to move out your holiday, postpone rather than cancelling.
By opting to postpone – rather than cancel – your holiday plans, you’ll not only have an unforgettable adventure to look forward to, but you’ll also be directly contributing to this land, its wildlife and the local people.
Read why you should postpone, not cancel here.
Ready to get going on your resolutions? Browse our specials here.
There are a few logistics you’ll need to organise before you leave – like deciding where and when to go, how to get there, and what you’ll need to bring with you. You’ll find useful information about the Chobe National Park area, as well as facts on visa and border entry requirements, transport, weather, what to pack and more here. If you have any other questions, send us an email or call us and we’ll help you as best we can.