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Ever wondered what it’s really like to live in those picture-perfect sceneries in wildlife channels? Journey through a safari adventure of breathtaking landscapes, hooves bellowing across savannah plains and a multifaceted experience of an animated life.
It truly sounds overwhelming. Fortunately, there are experts like Bench Africa who are equipped with firsthand experience to create holidays tailored just for you! These specialists traversed the corners of Africa, both the world-renowned and unfamiliar, gaining knowledge on providing the perfect dreamscape to all kinds of travellers. To get an idea of their experiences, here are some of the highly recommended African tours by Bench Africa’s staff.
Camping with elephants in Botswana
Whether you want to walk with a trio of fully grown elephants or simply gaze upon their grandeur in a hammock over cocktails, this camp will surely uplift your soul. Camps such as the Sanctuary Stanley’s offers an immersive experience of exploring the wilderness with these creatures. It features canvas tents designed to exude the classic elegance of the 19th century, packed with delectable dishes to further elevate your senses.
Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Categorised as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, an encounter with a gorilla is a rare experience that you don’t want to miss. Witness families of these magnificent primates in one of the only three countries in the world where you can go gorilla trekking, Rwanda. Getting up close and personal with gorillas will truly make you feel like you’re in a children’s story book with magnificent mountain views and animals behaving like human beings.
Volunteer at HESC
What’s more rewarding than witnessing the abundance of wildlife? Being able to contribute to its conservation. Bench Africa hosts “Pioneer for Change”, an opportunity where you can work with conservationists for ground level projects of Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, a progressive wildlife facility that protects rare, vulnerable and threatened species. These may include educating surrounding communities, breeding, rehabilitation and a few others. Everyone who wants a heartwarming experience feeding animals and interacting with locals grounded by an advocacy should try this out.
Food and Wine in Cape Town
Up for a gastronomic adventure? Head to Cape Town and indulge in some of the world’s famous cuisines as you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city. This is another place that will make you feel like you’re in another dimension with historic sites, restaurants, beautiful estates, great accommodation and of course, shopping. You may even visit nearby Cape Winelands, where award-winning wineries originated. A glass of wine as you enjoy this paradise would surely complete your cosmopolitan experience.
Masai Mara in Kenya
Nothing submerges you into the African Dream like the Kenyan Safari! One of the gems in this journey is the Masai Mara National Park, a large game reserve that covers 100,000 acres of protected land carrying an abundant wildlife. It is one of the best safari destinations and is also the home to the Great Wildebeest Migration. You may witness this phenomenal event at Mara River Crossing, one of the “Seven New Wonders of the World”, from July to October.
This is the most enormous movement of animals in the world, with over two million migrate from the National Park in Tanzania to Masai Mara. Moreover, you will get the chance to interact with locals in colourful tribes. Hence, make sure that you get your cameras and hearts ready when you get here. Masai Mara is about to fill them with Africa’s cultural splendour. It will be a surreal experience – almost magical.
So what are you waiting for? Buckle up. It’s going to be a wild, wild adventure!
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