Wildlife Safari Tours

Head to Africa and beyond to discover our planet's amazing wild creatures
On The Go Tours / A World Of Wildlife

Take a walk on the wild side and enjoy close encounters with some of the world’s most incredible creatures, be it tracking tigers in India, spotting mountain gorilla in Uganda, bathing elephants in Sri Lanka or cuddling giant pandas in China. For the classic wildlife holiday, it's hard to look beyond the many national parks of Africa. Brimming with an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat, roaming completely free, Africa is also home to the famous Big 5. We have a number of itineraries, where most of your trip is based around spotting wildlife. On other trips, there's opportunity to spend time in national parks as well as classical touring of each country's main sites.

The best of African wildlife

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | Africa

African Elephant

One of the big 5, there's an absolute abundance of elephants in Africa. Chobe National Park in Botswana has one of the greatest concentrations and our top pick.

Recommended Tour:
Falls to Jo'burg

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | Africa


Spotting leopard is rare, but if you're not lucky enough to see one, it's great fun hearing of a sighting close by and focussing your binoculars. We recommend Kruger in South Africa and Samburu in Kenya.

Recommended Tour:
Kenya to Kruger

Hippo | African Safaris | Africa


A largely herbivorous mammal, hippos might seem cute and amusing, but they are pretty aggressive! You'll always find them by water bodies and Lake Naivasha in Kenya is a good spot to see them.

Recommended Tour:
Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Gorillas | Uganda | Africa

Mountain Gorillas

Get up close with the gentle giants of these jungle in their natural habitat in Uganda. We have a number of trips where you go trekking in search of the mountain gorilla.

Recommended Tour:
Gorilla & Game Trek

Lions in Addo | South Africa | Africa


Ironically, the King of the Jungle lives out in the open African plains. Out on our overland safaris, feel the excitement of hearing the far off roar of the this mighty African cat at night.

Recommended Tour:
Great African Expedition

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | Africa


Sprinting in short bursts at over 100 km per hour, the impressive speed of the Cheetah sets it apart from all other big cats. The open grasslands of the Tanzania's Serengeti and Kenya's Masai Mara are great for sightings.

Recommended Tour:
Kenya to Cape

Black Rhino | Botswana | Africa

Black Rhino

Sadly, the Black Rhino is critically endangered and sightings are not common. Better chances to spot them come at Hluhluhwe Umfolozi National Park in South Africa and Matobo National Park in Zimbabwe.

Recommended Tour:
World in One Country

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa


For something truly spectacular, time your visit to Africa around the Great Migration, where thousands upon thousands of wildebeest migrate across the Serengeti and Masai Mara.

Recommended Tour:
Kenya Wildlife Week

Zebras | African Safaris | Africa


Few things are more recognisable than the black and white stripes of the Zebra and you'll see large concentrations in the Masai Mara in Kenya, typically alongside lots of Wildebeest.

Recommended Tour:
Zebras & Zanzibar

Giraffe Family | African Safaris | Africa


Possibly the most likeable of all African animals, you're bound to see lots of giraffe lazily munching the leaves off tree tops on most safari's in Africa, with Etosha in Namibia being top of the list.

Recommended Tour:
Cape to Falls

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | Africa


It's a special moment seeing a flamboyance of flamingos with their pink shimmering reflections at the water's edge and it's hard to see past Lake Nakuru in Kenya as a top spot to do so.

Recommended Tour:
Flamingos to Falls

Oryx | Namibia | Africa


Also found in the Arabian peninsula, the oryx is found in most of Africa's arid regions and the large desert expanses in Namibia in Southern Africa and are great spot for sightings.

Recommended Tour:
Namibia Lodge Safari

Go wild in Africa

Go in search of the Big Five on one of our overland or lodge safaris to some of Africa's finest wildlife reserves. Drive across the open plains of the Serengeti and Masai Mara, visit the floodlit watering holes of Etosha National Park, scour the shrub land in Kruger National Park or trek through dense jungle in search of the mighty mountain gorilla in Uganda.

Wildlife from around the world

Tiger tracking | India


Head to one of India's many national parks for a chance to spot tigers in wild, supporting conservation along the way.

Recommended Tour:
Shere Khan

Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre | Borneo


Journey to beautiful Sarawak in Borneo and visit it's orang-utan rehabilitation centre.

Recommended Tour:
Wild Borneo

Leopard | Yala NP | Sri Lanka


Surprising but true, Sri Lanka's Yala National Park has the largest concentration of Leopard in the world.

Recommended Tour:
Wild About Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage | Sri Lanka

Asian Elephants

With smaller ears than their African cousins, see Asian elephants in Sri Lanka, India, Nepal and further East.

Recommended Tour:
Colombo Caves & Kandy

Giant pandas | China


Come face to face with China's favourite mascot, at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.

Recommended Tour:
Great Wall & Pandas

A South Georgia penguin rookery


Head to Punta Arenas in Chile, Cape Foulwind in New Zealand's South Island or Betty's Bay in South Africa.

Recommended Tour:
Santiago to Patagonia

The Amazon | Peru | South America


These vibrant natives of South America and Central America are bound to add colour to your adventure!

Recommended Tour:
Amazon & Machu Picchu

The Galapagos Islands | Ecuador | South America


Take a cruise around the pristine Galapagos Islands, a nature lovers paradise and home to the marine iguana.

Recommended Tour:
Galapagos Encounters


Alpacas & Llamas

What better way to cap off your trek to Machu Picchu than by sharing the incredible view with a Llama or Alpaca!

Recommended Tour:
Peru Encompassed

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Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure

Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights OTG Signature

Exciting Days, Comfortable Nights

On The Go's Signature group tours place local interaction and authenticity at the heart of your cultural travel experience. Upping the comfort stakes, this range is a clear cut above our OTG Adventure range.

Appealing to a wide age demographic from the 20s to 60+, we maximize your days with excitement and awe and then bring you home to a comfortable 4* hotel with western amenities, air-conditioning, WiFi and, where appropriate, a swimming pool. Hotels can sometimes be of 3 or 5 star standard too, ensuring you get the best value for your holiday.

Visiting all the main attractions you’ll be accompanied throughout by our highly qualified English-speaking local guides too. Group size is typically 18 with a maximum for 28, apart from festival tours, where group sizes can be larger due to the one-off nature of these events.

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent

Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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