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Why take a safari in Africa?

by Lara Behrens
22nd February 2016  
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Of all the Earth's seven continents, perhaps the one wrapped in the heaviest cloak of mystique is Africa. For many of us, Africa can seem both beguiling and beckoning all at once, a vast land yet to be fully explored, which only adds to the intrigue yet further.

At Bench Africa, we've been putting together specialist African travel packages from Australia for the best part of 50 years, so there are few better placed than us when it comes to talking about just why it's well worth your while to discover Africa. Read on to find out why.

Explore the ever-changing landscapes of Africa
Explore the ever-changing landscapes of Africa

Explore a land quite unlike any other

Though Australia certainly has its natural charms, when you step off the plane in the wilds of southern and eastern Africa, you'll feel as though you're in another world. On an African adventure, you can leave the stresses and strains of the hectic, modern world behind, with a change of scenery that's quite unlike anything you've seen before.

Certainly, picking your way through the dense traffic of rush hour Sydney will seem but a distant memory as you set foot in a continent of crystal lakes, sky-piercing mountains and sweeping savannahs. It's here that you can really channel your inner explorer and get back to nature in one of the planet's last unspoiled landscapes.

Baby leopard on safari in Africa
Baby leopard on safari in Africa

Watch wild animals in their natural environment    

There is nothing quite like watching animals roam their natural environment in the flesh, and in Africa, some of the rarest and most wonderful of the Earth's creatures wander undisturbed. With Bench Africa, you are able to track some of the continent's most fascinating animals with the help of a tracker, or hop onboard a 4x4 to transport you to those otherwise unreachable areas - where you can catch a glimpse of some of the rarest creatures alive.

Safari guide in Kenya
Safari guide in Kenya

Get guided by those that know

For the best part of 50 years we have been building relationships in Africa and so the guides used by us at Bench Africa are among some of the most qualified and experienced in the business. This means that, not only will they ensure that you're safe and don't get lost in the great plains of Africa, but they'll also be able to point out all manner of wildlife and local landmarks that may not have originally shown up on your itinerary.

Additionally, they can teach you a more about the culture and way of living of the indigenous people than can any guide book, and you'll be able to experience this first-hand when discovering Africa.

What's more, the guides each have an intimate relationship with the bush around them, and will be able to teach you, in fine detail, the real meaning of the land underneath your feet - and that's an opportunity that not too many people get.

If you'd like to know more about Bench Africa's travel packages, be sure to get in touch with us today to find out what we can do for you.

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