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POST-COVID TRAVEL TO AFRICA

Bench Africa's 'Dare to Dream' Safari Collection is a selection of Bench Africa's covid-safe best-selling African safari tours in Kenya and Tanzania, designed to allow you the freedom to postpone and rebook without penalty, offering you the chance to book your dream Africa travel plans with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that there is no urgency for you to make hard and fast future travel decisions right at this moment.


AND BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE

The news of a Covid-19 vaccine is certainly the best news that we in travel have had in a very long time, and will surely restore confidence in international travel. Whilst we know this won't happen overnight, it means that we can finally start to look forward to travelling for culture, wildlife, connection, and fun with family and friends.

“The greatest adventure is what lies ahead”
JRR Tolkein

Now is the time to start to begin planning your travel futures in Africa and it finally feels like the right time for us to launch Bench Africa's Dare to Dream Safari Collection.

Our 'Dare to Dream' Safari Collection is a selection of Bench Africa's best-selling trips in Kenya and Tanzania, designed to allow you the freedom to postpone and rebook without penalty, offering you the chance to book your dream Africa travel plans with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that there is no urgency for you to make hard and fast future travel decisions right at this moment.

Team Bench has put the past few months to great use, working with our travel partners and getting busy making changes behind the scenes so that you can make your Africa travel dreams a reality.

Both Kenya and Tanzania have been awarded the WTTC Safe Travel Stamp in recognition of their implementation of global, standardised health and hygiene protocols – meeting the World Health Organisation (WHO) standards, giving you the freedom to relax and explore. 

Behind every dark cloud, there is an ever-shining sun, and so as we wait for this storm to move behind the horizon we offer you this ray of hope - Bench Africa is steadfastly here to hold your hand and help you book with confidence so that you can dare to dream.



Bench Africa's 'Dare to Dream' Safari Collection is a selection of Bench Africa's covid-safe best-selling African safari tours in Kenya and Tanzania, designed to allow you the freedom to postpone and rebook without penalty, offering you the chance to book your dream Africa travel plans with peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that there is no urgency for you to make hard and fast future travel decisions right at this moment.

'DARE TO DREAM' SAFARI COLLECTION


On this covid-safe East African safari you will visit the highlights of East Africa. Visit the spectacular Serengeti National Park with its incredible game viewing opportunities, the world-famous Masai Mara and its seasonal annual migration, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and Amboseli National Park standing in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Highlights of East Africa

Visit the spectacular Serengeti National Park with its incredible game viewing opportunities, the world-famous Masai Mara and its seasonal annual migration, the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater, and Amboseli National Park standing in the shadow of Africa’s highest mountain.


A fully refundable deposit of $300 per person will be required to secure your booking. This fee is fully refundable 60 + days before departure.

The largest concentration of animals in Africa is found in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Samburu is home to lions, leopards, the rare and unusual reticulated giraffe. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its flamingos and pelicans. For the perfect climax to this covid-safe safari the Ol Pejeta Conservancy will astound you with its quantity and diversity of wildlife. Experience in a week the fascinating world of Africa’s animals on this scheduled small group departure with a maximum of seven passengers.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Kenya Highlights Safari

Experience in a week the fascinating world of Africa’s animals on this carbon-neutral scheduled small group departure with a maximum of seven passengers. The largest concentration of animals in Africa is found in the Masai Mara Game Reserve. Samburu is home to lions, leopards, the rare and unusual reticulated giraffe. Lake Nakuru National Park is famous for its flamingos and pelicans. For the perfect climax to the safari, the Ol Pejeta Conservancy will astound you with its quantity and diversity of wildlife.


For the sheer weight of number and species of animals, the Masai Mara Game Reserve is arguably one of the world’s best and most rewarding safari experiences. The open grasslands offer excellent game spotting opportunities and the phenomena of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, together with the crossing of the Mara River, is one of the world’s most remarkable sights. This unique covid-safe safari operates weekly between the prime months of July and October and with four nights spent in the Mara itself, offers the opportunity to witness some of these world-renowned and documented sights.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Migration Safari

For the sheer weight of number and species of animals, the Masai Mara Game Reserve is arguably one of the world’s best and most rewarding safari experiences.

The phenomena of the annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, together with the crossing of the Mara River, is one of the world’s most remarkable sights. Travelling in August offers you the best opportunity to witness the most majestic show on earth!


A covid-safe journey with lots of contrast from the game enriched plains of the famous Serengeti to the salt pans of Lake Manyara. A
further high point of your journey is the Ngorongoro Crater and Ol’Duvai Gorge, both unique sites and a must for any visitor to Tanzania. With a choice of Classic or Superior accommodation, this safari is a perfect add-on to one of our Kenyan safaris.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Tanzania Highlights

 A journey with lots of contrast from the game enriched plains of the famous Serengeti to the salt pans of Lake Manyara. From the Ngorongoro Crater to Ol’Duvai Gorge, both unique sites and a must for any visitor to Tanzania.


Immerse yourself in 10 days of wildlife on this classic socially distanced, covid-safe Kenya safari. Travel by rail to Tsavo East National Park to witness ochre-red elephants in their herds. Experience vast savannahs against the quintessential backdrop of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, the spectacular scenery and birdlife of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and the iconic Masai Mara – one of the most wildlife-rich safari areas in Africa.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Classic Kenya Safari

Immerse yourself in 10 days of wildlife on this classic Kenya safari. Travel by rail to Tsavo East National Park to witness ochre-red elephants in their herds. Experience vast savannahs against the quintessential backdrop of Kilimanjaro in Amboseli, the spectacular scenery and birdlife of Lake Naivasha and Lake Nakuru and the iconic Masai Mara – one of the most wildlife-rich safari areas in Africa.


This spectacular fly/drive covid-safe safari allows you to explore Tanzania’s best reserves and parks in style. Experience a journey of contrast from the rich game plains of the famous Serengeti National Park to the unique environment of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the salt pans of Lake Manyara National Park.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

Tanzania in Style

This spectacular fly/drive safari allows you to explore Tanzania’s best reserves and parks in style. Experience a journey of contrast from the rich game plains of the famous Serengeti National Park to the unique environment of the Ngorongoro Crater, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the salt pans of Lake Manyara National Park.


This safari explores the wild beauty of Tsavo National Park, the largest national park in Kenya. Staying in the heart of the wilderness with minimal travel, this safari is perfect for travellers who wish to settle into an authentic safari experience It is also a fantastic opportunity for seasoned safari enthusiasts, budding photographers and (of course) elephant lovers, surrounded by some of the largest elephant herds in Africa With a variety of historical and cultural day trips to choose from this is the safari experience of a life time.

Guests will enjoy the peace and tranquillity of Satao Camp. The camp is set in the midst of the wilderness with amazing scenery situated around a busy water hole which attracts an abundance of wildlife and is home to our resident hippo who can be spotted from the game viewing tower. Satao Camp is home to a wide variety of wildlife and fauna so you don’t even need to leave camp to enjoy the wilderness with impala leaping through camp to the hornbills chatting away in the Acacia trees There are plenty of sights to enjoy right from the comfort of your own veranda. Satao Camp is one of the only camps in Tsavo that remains unfenced, allowing the wildlife to pass through the camp creating an authentic African safari experience.

Satao Camp is proud of their silver eco camp status and are committed to helping preserve the beautiful natural environment surrounding them and it has also recently been awarded the Travellers’ Choice Award based on the fantastic reviews made by guests on Trip Advisor.
$300 Deposit | Refundable 60+ days before departure

The Big Tusker Safari

For an authentic tented safari experience in Kenya, venture into wildly charming Tsavo East National Park, affectionately named ‘Land of Giants’ due to the big tusker elephants that live within its borders. Nestled in an oasis lies Satao Camp – 20 tents surrounding a significantly productive waterhole, which at key times of year attracts thousands of elephants daily. A view that’s hard to beat! Varied excursions include game drives, Mzima Springs, the Galana River and the First World War battlefields at Taita Taveta.


ench Africa is committed to CATO Covid-Safe Protocols based on guidelines published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). These new protocols, put forward by the Council of Australian Tour Operators are supported by medical evidence and have been developed with the help of governments and public health authorities, along with leading tour operators from around the world to help with safe travel throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The protocols focus on three key areas: operational and staff preparedness, delivering a safe experience, and rebuilding trust and confidence. Recommendations include signage, staff training and sanitation, health and hygiene, social distancing, contactless payment, contact tracing, and communication.

WHY BOOK WITH BENCH AFRICA?

WE ARE COVID SAFE

Bench Africa is committed to CATO Covid-Safe Protocols based on guidelines published by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). These new protocols, put forward by the Council of Australian Tour Operators are supported by medical evidence and have been developed with the help of governments and public health authorities, along with leading tour operators from around the world to help with safe travel throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. The protocols focus on three key areas: operational and staff preparedness, delivering a safe experience, and rebuilding trust and confidence. Recommendations include signage, staff training and sanitation, health and hygiene, social distancing, contactless payment, contact tracing, and communication.

TAILORED TO YOU

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

RENOWNED SERVICE

Established in 1969, Bench Africa is Australia’s original and most prominent Africa safari specialist. Last year we celebrated 50 years of providing stylish, unusual and utterly memorable Africa holidays.

FIRST-HAND KNOWLEDGE

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.

WE BELIEVE IN VALUE

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

OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU

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.

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