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Why Aussies are travelling longer on safari in Africa

by Martin Edwards - General Manager
13th December 2016 Safari
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We, at Bench Africa have noticed a change in travel habits of our passengers visiting Africa on safari. Typically, passengers used to travel to Africa for just a couple of weeks, which also included their air travel. But now, this has increased to an average of 16 days on their land safari.


Well, when someone first enquires about travelling to Africa, they are not always sure what they want to see and do. They just know that they need to experience a safari to witness Africa’s famous Big 5 in the wild.
However, once they start looking more into their trips, they realise how easy it is to combine different areas of Africa within one trip. A trip to Southern Africa may have focused purely on South Africa, but now passengers are more often than not extending to Victoria Falls and crossing over into Botswana. Furthermore, if travelling to East Africa, in particular Kenya and Tanzania, passengers are extending to track mountain gorillas in Rwanda or relax on the beaches of Zanzibar.
To go hand in hand with this change in travel trend, for 2017 Bench has released a brand new 29 Day Highlights of Africa tour. Starting from just $10,495 pp, this tour includes the Highlights of East Africa, as well as a tour in South Africa before ending at Victoria Falls. Travelling in a small group within each destination, the tour departs weekly throughout the year.
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