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Bench Africa - Great itinerary and service

Bench Africa put together a great itinerary for our land travels after departing a cruise in Cape Town. The V & A hotel in Cape Town was beautiful and in a great location close to shops and lots of street music and nice cafes.
Our safari in Chisomo Private Game Reserve on the outskirts of Kruger National Park was terrific. We saw so many animals. All the Big 5 and lots more. We were collected one morning for a day in Kruger which also brought viewings of the Big 5 and many more animals and birds.
We were particularly happy that Bench arranged a trip into the Blyde Canyon, one of the largest in the world and amongst the most magnificent mountains. We were the last tourists to go into the canyon as it was about to close for 3 months while a TV series was being filmed.
All our arrangements went like clockwork. We were met and looked after by the loveliest people everywhere we travelled.
Chris & John

john garland
The Aussie Tourist in SA

The English itinerary was different from the Australian and Italian one so Ilios and the guide needed to negotiate with us over what we were going to see and do.
Accom at Perry's Bridge, Ghost Mountain and Hunter's Lodge was exceptional; the Radisson Blu and Southern Sun were just OK.
Stellenbosch was ok but a longer time in Franschok would have been better.
Group was a good size for touring.
The meal at Hunter's Lodge was terrific.
Overall, a good experience but it was fairly expensive.
A great country to visit.

Paul Furey
Bench Africa Awesome!

We used Bench Africa for our first trip to Africa, travelling to South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mauritius. Everything was taken care of by our travel consultant, transfers, accomodation, extra activities at Vic Falls. The personal knowledge our consultant had was integral to planning our trip and we had the best experience at Pom Pom Camp in the Okavango Delta as she said we would. I can’t thank them enough for ensuring our once in a lifetime trip was just perfect. Thank you

Brooke Smith
We had the most amazing experience due …

We had the most amazing experience due to the wonderful staff at Bench Africa.
Our time was limited so our travel person suggested quality over quantity.

We had a few days in Cape Town, extremely happy with accomodation and
transfers.Everything went smoothly and efficiently.

Both our game parks were amazing, Kings Camp and Leopard Hills. I could not be happier with the experience we had in both camps.
Each one did have something that stood out more than the other, but we were overjoyed with our experiences in both.
The safari's exceeded our expectations, and my biggest thrill was when my husband, who NEVER wanted to go to SA, said very quietly to me..."I am so pleased you MADE.. me come".
Mind you, that was the game parks only.

Wonderful experience, definitely would return for more, and certainly Bench would be my go to for advice and bookings.

Karen CasselsDestination: South Africa
Bench Africa

Bench Africa provided prompt response when looking at booking the climb at Mount Kilimanjaro. Even after the booking was made, they provided a quick response when questions were provided. The company that bench Africa use to complete the trek were also great.

Would like to see the packages that are sent and provided to clients be sent in the mail earlier than current procedures as we were already away and missed the itinerary and information that was inside these packs.

A list of helpful items would be great to send to clients heading on the trek as this would be useful for those who haven't done much trekking before. It is lucky we contacted a friend who had completed the climb before and told us some important items to take, which we would have not thought of taking.

ChristinaDestination: Tanzania
Great help in booking Botswana for me!

Great help in booking Botswana for me!

Wendy QiuDestination: Botswana