Top Trips to Africa – Expert Recommendations

by Lara Behrens


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We have just celebrated our 49th birthday and as you know, with age comes wisdom so we thought we would pick our top tips for Africa travel this year.

We have been lucky enough to experience a whole range of diverse African countries, with all levels of accommodation and experiences that will stay in our memories forever! This has not only fuelled our passion for Africa, but allowed us to really hone our Africa knowledge.

Each of the reservations staff have chosen their faves, based on their own personal experiences.

So, with no further ado... here are our BENCH TOP TRIPS!

Katelyn - Africa Expert


Cape to Kruger Overland Safari 
26 days

In 2017 I did  an overland trip through South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe - what an experience!

The people were so welcoming and accommodating, the vehicle was spacious and comfy and the food was fresh and tasted incredible. It's a great option for those that want to see a good cross section of Africa, at a great price but without compromising on value! I highly recommend it!

- Katelyn -

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Julie - Africa Expert


Highlights of East Africa
13 days 

I love this small group tour! It touches on all the 'must sees' in East Africa, with a cross section of national parks and game reserves.

If there are only 2 passengers booked on then it will still depart, and you have a more exclusive tour this way. If you have a bit more cash to splash then I would highly recommend staying an additional night at Satao Elerai and flying to the Masai Mara.

- Julie -

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Maria - Africa Expert


Namibia Self Drive Safari 
11 days 

I experienced a self-drive in Namibia a couple of years ago and would highly recommend it. I felt completely safe and loved the freedom it gave me to see and do what I wanted to.

Not only is this is a safe option but it's also a brilliant way to keep down costs AND you can travel at your own pace, stopping to take in the wonders whenever the mood takes you!

- Maria -

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Lyndal - Africa Expert


1000 Views of Madagascar
12 days 

What a fascinating country!

I've travelled fairly extensively but Madagascar is like nowhere I've ever been. The lemurs, baobabs, beautiful tribes, tropical beaches, and ever-changing scenery make the island absolutely unique.

Explore the highlights on this great small group tour, and choose between classic or superior accommodation, depending on your budget.

- Lyndal -

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Karen - Africa Expert


The Great North Road
11 days 

Experience the wilds of Botswana on this mobile camping safari. The staff are what made this trip stand out above the rest; they were just so personable, professional and knowledgeable. Our guide was wonderful and thanks to him we had numerous wildlife sightings.

The camp was made up of comfortable Meru style tents with an ensuite bush shower and loo - all ready for us when we arrived. Camping in the middle of the bush, surrounded by wildlife and nature was truly amazing!

- Karen -

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Why Bench Africa?



We take the time to understand what you enjoy so we can create the perfect holiday for you.


Established in 1969, Bench Africa is Australia’s original and most prominent Africa safari specialist. This year we are celebrating 48 years of providing stylish, unusual and utterly memorable Africa holidays.


Every member of the Bench family has a true passion for Africa and has travelled extensively throughout the continent, with many having lived and worked there.


Our quality of service and expertise makes our value for money very hard to beat.


We understand that this may be your ‘once in a lifetime’ dream to travel to Africa - it is our job to make sure that it is everything that you dreamed it could be... and more.

Call us to talk to one of our Africa experts. 
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