The allure of a group tour is a siren call to solo travellers seeking camaraderie, savvy explorers aiming to make the most of their budget, or those who relish the joys of shared adventure.  

In the wake of the global pandemic, the world has transformed how we travel and explore new destinations, with travel enthusiasts embracing a new perspective on exploration and adventure, ticking off their bucket list items now rather than waiting for that “one day” to make their ultimate travel dreams a reality. Let’s be honest, Africa has always been on your bucket list, right? But for many, it has been put on the back burner. Well, not anymore! If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to seize the day!

For those of you who share a passion for exploration and a deep love for the raw beauty of the African continent, these Bench Africa tours are bound to spark wanderlust and inspire your next great adventure. These journeys have captured the hearts of countless happy travellers over the years, offering immersive experiences that transcend the ordinary and fostering connections among like-hearted adventure seekers. 

Travel with a dedicated professional guide throughout your trip, discovering some of our favourite places and staying at unique properties in comfort and style. Rest assured that you will be taken care of from the moment you arrive until your reluctant departure, and you will leave with special memories and new friends.  

With so many excellent small group tours to choose from, there has never been a better time to plan your dream Africa holiday with Bench Africa. Here are their top 10 tours.

Migration Safari

8 Days from $5,205 per person | Departs weekly Jul-Oct

Don’t miss the incredible Great Wildebeest Migration on one of the best-selling small group tours. Your chance to experience this remarkable natural phenomenon, the iconic river crossing in Kenya’s Masai Mara. You will also enjoy a 2-night stay at Lake Nakuru, situated within the enchanting Great Rift Valley.

Explore Kenya – Ladies Safari

10 Days from $6,990 per person | Departs 03 Jun & 21 Nov 2024

This escorted small group tour is fast becoming one of the most popular. Discover Kenya’s highlights: Tsavo’s ochre-red elephants, Amboseli against the backdrop of Kilimanjaro, the Great Rift Valley lakes and the iconic Masai Mara’s abundant wildlife, in the company of other fearless female explorers.

Discover East Africa – Escorted Tour

16 Days from $16,840 per person | Departs 12 Jun 2024

Embark on a safari through the captivating landscapes and rich wildlife of Kenya and Tanzania. This newly released fully escorted small group tour has been carefully crafted to provide an intimate experience by road and air.

Highlights of East Africa

13 Days from $10,495 per person | Departs Weekly, year round

This is Bench Africa’s best-selling safari for good reason. As the name suggests you will experience the highlights of East Africa on this all-encompassing small group tour in Kenya and Tanzania by road.

South Africa Odyssey

14 Days from $5,275 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Embark on a journey to uncover South Africa’s captivating contrasts. Explore some of the highlights of this magnificent country on this small group tour, with cultural and historical experiences in Eswatini (Swaziland) and Zululand.

Magnificent Garden Route

4 Days from $1,345 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Experience South Africa’s Garden Route on this small group tour, with scenic beauty, charming towns and Knysna Lagoon’s allure. Pristine beaches, mountains, forests, and serene lakes – the ideal way to relax after your safari.

Southern Africa Uncovered

20 Days from $6,795 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Journey through Cape Town to Victoria Falls on this small group tour. Travel overland through the Kalahari and Namib deserts exploring rich culture and wildlife. Explore Cape Town, the Okavango, Namib’s dunes, the Chobe River, and Victoria Falls.

Northern Experience

24 Days from $8,775 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Journey through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. Experience Victoria Falls, Namibia’s dunes and a great tapestry of wildlife and culture. Blending comfort, safari and adventure, this small group tour is a firm favourite for many past clients.

Botswana Wildlife

15 Days from $5,990 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Embark on a journey through Zimbabwe and Botswana. Explore the savannahs of Hwange, the captivating Chobe region, the watery wilds of the Okavango, and majestic Victoria Falls. Encounter wildlife wonders and breathtaking landscapes on this small group tour.

Diverse Namibia

10 Days from $6,395 per person | Scheduled Departures, year round

Embrace Namibia’s diversity on this small group tour. With vibrant adventure, dunes, plains and wildlife. Witness Sossusvlei’s iconic red dunes, Damaraland’s desert-adapted wildlife and Etosha’s natural predators. Namibia is an extraordinary destination for an unparalleled, multifaceted adventure.

To book with Bench Africa, phone 1300 237 422, email or visit

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