Nine lucky agents recently got to experience some of the best Southern Africa has to offer on a recent Bench Africa 10 day educational trip through the region.
Beginning in the Chobe area they spent 5 days exploring the wildlife from both the Botswana and Namibian sides of the park.
After their final evening witnessing the sunset from a guide boat with a celebratory champagne in hand they made the short trip to nearby Zimbabwe, home of the mighty Victoria Falls (pictured).
One of the wonders of the natural world, this time of the year sees the waterfall in full high water flood and each agent got a drenching from the billowing spray to take along with their many photographs.
To finish up their trip they spent a few days exploring the wonders of Hwange National Park where the brave were offered the opportunity for a game walk amongst the wild animals. To calm the nerves and toast the trip, more champagne was offered afterwards.
The final morning saw our agents canoeing down the mighty Zambezi before boarding their international flights for their homes.
As host Maria Tropiano from Bench Africa said “It was wonderful to show this part of the world to such great agents and they got the chance to experience why we choose to focus exclusively on Africa!”
Left: Ann McKinnon (MTA Travel), David Hull (Travel Managers), Helen Mercer (My Adventure Travel Little Bourke)
Back: Joshua Irvine (Flight Centre Kalamunda), Lacey Stark (O'Sullivan & Turner Travel Associates), Maria Tropiano (Bench Africa)
Right: Jill Cable (Travel & Cruise Belrose), Brittany Gellard (Cathie Rice Travel), Eleanor Gibson (Peninsula Travel), Roslyn Nielsen (Helloworld Mackay)