2022 is a year for change and we’re all feeling the need to get out of our comfort zones. What better way than to hop on safari for the experience of a lifetime to harness that transformative spirit this year?
So, what’s on the horizon for safaris in 2022? We’ve got 2 exciting new destinations which promise unforgettable epics, with one familiar favourite which has delivered time and time again. New experiences and fan favourites – that’s 2022 for you!
Ndutu – Chasing the Millions in Tanzania
To see the great Serengeti wildebeest migration, our Ndutu calving safari package is designed to focus on increasing your chance to witness this spectacle.
The Southern Serengeti and Ndutu areas in Tanzania are best for January, February and March as these months offer a powerful display of thousands of wildebeests grazing across the plains on short grasses. Predator action is high with sightings of cheetah, lion, hyenas, and other predators, with good chances to witness a number of adrenaline-packed kills.
This is why we’re kicking off our Ndutu calving safari in Tanzania right in the middle of the action, during mid-February, so don’t miss out on your chance by snapping up our special!
You will stay at the Ndutu Safari Lodge, which is located in the conservation area of Central Serengeti and Tarangire National Park. Thousands of wildebeest, zebra, and antelope take part in this migration here every year. This guarantees that predators are following close behind to hunt them!
Mashatu – Botswana’s Land of Giants
One of the sites with a lot of predators in Africa is Mashatu, and it’s not hard to see why. While winter months are when you’re more likely to spot lions, leopards, and cheetahs, we had a feast for the eyes with the big cats late last year, in 2021!
During these warmer periods elephants can be seen digging into river beds for water they may find just beneath the surface – anything that will still supply them with their precious commodity during this time where it has become scarce.
The waterholes attract doves and guinea fowl that come to drink. The presence of these birds attracts other animals like the tawny eagle, gabar goshawk, black-backed jackal and spotted hyena among many others. When things get a little raucous here and deaths are unavoidable, you’re able to see Cape vultures seize their opportunity, too.
Elephant Plains – A Favourite at Sabi Sand
Elephant Plains Game Lodge is situated in the northern part of the world-famous Sabi Sand Game Reserve, adjacent to Kruger National Park. The lodge offers guests excellent Big 5 game viewing and luxurious accommodation with sumptuous cuisine.
Elephant Plains is world renowned for its excellent game viewing experiences and each day our guests are able to partake in two game drives and a bush walk through this magnificent reserve. The family’s property has been in their care since 1957, while the Elephant Plains Game Lodge of today opened its doors in 1998.
Other than the spectacular game and nature on offer at this location, you’ll get to revel in authentic African safari experience. It’s a proven favourite, time and time again. A pleasure every time, this looks to be another treat for 2022!
It all depends on preference. This year promises some of the finest safari experiences around. Southern Africa has really been on the map in the wildlife scene, and it’s well-deserved. At Legend Safaris, we couldn’t be prouder, as we partner with these thrilling destinations and take you on whirlwind adventures and unforgettable getaways.