Explore Africa with Bench International

Established in 1969, Bench International is Australia's original and most prominent specialist for Africa safari tours from Australia. This year we are celebrating 46 years of providing stylish, unusual and utterly memorable tours in Africa to hundreds of thousands of 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 travelling experiences. If you are considering a South African tour from Australia we also have an office on the ground there. Because we have ears on the ground, in Africa it means that all of our African holiday packages are well researched. It also means that we can guide you and help you to find the perfect holiday for you. 

In addition to offering tailor-made itineraries and holiday packages, we also offer a selection of small group safaris and group tours for those interested in being amongst others. These tours include adventure camping, escorted tours and luxury tours. We have also recently introduced Volunteering Trips 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 experience.

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 wildlife excursions available for those wanting the thrill of participating in game drives and seeing the ‘Big Five’ up close.

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 may not be easy so our friendly, safari specialists and consultants will assist and advise you about the best tour packages for you, whether that be a luxury Africa tour, a tailormade safari or a wilderness adventure safari .

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

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