Explore Africa with Bench International

Established in 1969, Bench International is Australia's original and most prominent specialist for African safari tours from Australia. 

Africa is a vast continent and because we have worked both in Africa and in Australia, organising African safaris for over 46 years we have the in depth knowledge to ensure that we put together the very best African safaris and tours for all of our clients. 

We are located in the heart of Sydney's CBD, nearby Darling Harbour and the Opera House. Our parent company – Southern Cross Safaris – is based in Kenya so we can guarantee you will glide effortlessly through both the booking and African safari experiences. If you are considering a South African tour from Australia we also have an office in South Africa. Because we have ears on the ground, in Africa it means that all of our African safaris are well researched. It also means that we can guide you and help you to find the perfect African safari for you. 

We focus on making your holiday stylish, unusual and utterly memorable, setting the benchmark for African safaris!

Our team in Australia also regularly safari in Africa to test out our camps, lodges and hotels. We collect feedback from our clients so that we can continue to improve what we offer in Africa. This means that when we put together a tailor-made African safari and holiday package that we know what works and what doesn't. We also offer a selection of small group safaris and group tours for those interested in being amongst others. These tours include adventure camping safaris, escorted tours and luxury tours, in Africa. We have also recently introduced Volunteering Trips to Africa for those who want to make a difference during their holiday. These involve a huge variety of community, wildlife, and environmental projects, providing an authentic cultural Africa experience.

There really is so much to see on your African safari! Witness the world renowned annual Wildebeest Migration in Kenya and Tanzania, marvel at the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls, delight in the vibrant sights and sounds of Cape Town, or head to Namibia to witness the sand dunes burning red at sunrise.

For the more adventurous travellers, scale Africa’s highest mountain Mt Kilimanjaro, track the mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda, or take a walking safari in the remote reaches of Zambia. We also have African horseback safaris, elephant-back safaris and wildlife excursions available for those wanting the thrill of participating in game drives and seeing the ‘Big Five’ up close. For the bigger budgets and for those who want to see more of Africa, we now have two of our very own private planes. We can put together an African air safari, offering you a rare opportunity to safari both in East Africa and Southern Africa. 

After your safaris and wildlife tours in Africa, unwind on the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean, with the exotica of Zanzibar, untouched islands of Mozambique, or luxury resorts of Mauritius and Seychelles. Experience the time of your life with our holiday packages. A choice from so many wonderful holiday options in Africa may not be easy so our friendly Africa specialists and consultants will assist and advise you about the best African safari packages for you, whether that be a luxury Africa tour, a tailormade safari or a wilderness adventure safari.

Contact our team of Africa experts today and let us help make your Africa holiday dream come true!

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Free 4x4 Vehicle Upgrade in Kenya!
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Lemala Camps 2015 Special Offers!

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