Africa on a Shoestring - Budget Overland Tours

by Lara Behrens
16th May 2017

Adventure Safari, Expert Tips


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Whether you have a week or three months, we can put together an African adventure that will take you off the beaten track, immersing you in the local culture and wonderful wildlife that Africa is famed for.

And this doesn't have to cost the earth!

Tropic of Capricorn, Namibia 

Our budget overland tours are popular with people of all ages and backgrounds. They offer a great way to get into the bush and really get up close and personal with Africa! If you are looking for fun, adventure and travel on a budget then there is no better way to see the continent of Africa than on an overland tour!

Spitzkoppe, Namibia

 We are proud to offer unrivalled, well-planned and well-executed budget overland tours through Africa for groups of all ages and group sizes. The nature of these trips means that unexpected events are part of the package and actually often add to your real-Africa experience.

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

 One of Bench’s best selling Africa overland tours is our Cape to Kruger Overland Tour. As the name suggests the tour leaves from Cape Town, travelling up to Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe before heading back to South Africa and ending up in Kruger National Park for the ultimate safari experience.

Deadvlei | Sossusvlei, Namibia

This exciting 26-day overland camping tour includes all the key highlights you would hope to discover on your African adventure. It makes its way up from South Africa to Namibia where you can watch the sunrise from the top of Dune 45 in Sossusvlei and incorporates a trip to Orange River, a visit to bustling Swakopmund and a safari in Etosha National Park. From Etosha the trip heads to Botswana for a two-night adventure in the Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park where you can watch the sun set over the stunning Chobe River, widely known for its spectacular elephant population.

Okavango Delta, Botswana

Up next is arguably one of the adventure highlights of the entire trip, a visit to the iconic Victoria Falls! Then it’s back to South Africa and the start of the Kruger leg of the tour. Spot the big 5 on safari before returning to Johannesburg, visiting Gods Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Blyde River Canyon along the way.

Chobe National Park, Botswana 

Group sizes vary from 4 to 24 people. Most meals are included within this 26-day tour, as is the transport and camping equipment. Bench has included a varied range of activities throughout the trip. Wine tasting, bush and desert walks, cultural experiences, game drives and boat cruises are just some of the activities on the itinerary.

We have a range of Africa overland tours for you to choose from so call and speak to one of our Africa experts today!
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Our Budget Overland Tours include: 

Camping Africa Overland Tours

Johannesburg to Nairobi
Best of Africa
Cape to Kruger Overland Safari
Cape Town to Nairobi
Delta, Chobe & Kruger
Gorillas to the Delta
Cape Town to Victoria Falls Overland Safari
Kruger 'Big Five' Camping Safari

Accommodated Africa Overland Tours

The Garden Route Tour
Kruger, Swaziland & Lesotho Tour
South African Explorer
Cape Town to Nairobi
East Africa Adventure

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