Beginning their Southern Africa odyssey in the Cho

first_imgBeginning their Southern Africa odyssey in the Chobe area, nine agents, hosted by Bench Africa, recently experienced everything from wildlife and waterfalls to champagne and canoeing on a 10-day educational trip to the region.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!”The agents spent 5 days exploring the wildlife from both the Botswana and Namibian sides of the park, witnessing the sunset from a guide boat with a celebratory champagne in hand, and making the short trip to nearby Zimbabwe, home of the mighty Victoria Falls. 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, as well as spectacular photos! The trip was rounded out with 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 also on hand. On the final morning the group canoed down the mighty Zambezi River, before boarding their international flights home.IMAGE: At Victoria FallsLeft: 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) agentsBench AfricaChobefamilSouthern Africalast_img read more