By Nahrain John @karryontravel13 Sep 2018Bench Africa is celebrating its major milestone 50th anniversary in a wild way, by presenting Travel Agents & their clients with a darker yet fresher 2019 program. The Africa travel specialist, which celebrates 50 years in business next year, unveiled a special 2019 brochure this week featuring a drastic new look and new itineraries. Customers won’t be able to look past the fierce black and grey leopard consuming the front cover of the new brochure, which is a stark difference from the white covers the brand has published in previous years. General Manager Martin Edwards said the cover is the most obvious change, yet not the only one travellers will appreciate. Inside the brochure, consultants and their clients will find a series of updates driven by demand, including an extended rates period to include January-March 2020. Click here for more information on the extended booking period. In regards to tours, Bench Africa has added a new 12-day Cape Town, Kruger and Victoria Falls trip, which Martin says was “the most requested itinerary” in feedback from past travellers. Giving holidaymakers more choice and making Africa more affordable, the tour operator has also introduced Standard and Superior options. This means, Aussies can now book a trip to Africa from as little as $3,000. “You don’t have to spend a fortune,” Martin said. However, those who have a little extra money to spare can choose to book a ‘superior’ tour that may include charter aircraft and high-end accommodation. READ: Don’t be afraid to experiment, says Best Specialty Wholesaler READ: Agents conquer Mount Kilimanjaro with Bench READ: Bench drops the International for just Africa Have you travelled to Africa recently? Other stories you may like YASSS QUEEN!: How Flight Centre’s WomenWise program gives women a boost FLIGHT REVIEW: AirAsia Premium Flat Bed Class A330-300 SYD-KUL RICE TOURISM: Is it a thing & should Agents be sending clients to Thailand’s rice fields?