Spotting leopard in the national parks of Botswana

African Safari Tours and Holidays

Journey to Africa with On The Go Tours

As vast as it is diverse, encompassing desert, savannah, rainforest, mountain ranges, lowlands, stunning coastline and vast inland lakes, Africa is a continent rich in dramatic scenery and natural beauty. See the world’s most prolific concentration of wildlife in their natural habitat, experience the warmth of African tribal people and their diverse cultures, travel through stunning landscapes and discover Victoria Falls. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro, trek in search of the mountain gorilla, track down the Big Five in Africa’s leading game reserves or simply laze on the stunning white beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique.

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Top Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Trips

World in One Country - 20 days Map 26 Feb 2016
25% off
World in One Country - 20 days
Johannesburg to Cape Town
USD $3,067
was $4,089
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Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Map 07 Jun 2016
20% off
Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days
Starts/Ends: Windhoek
USD $2,847
was $3,559
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Botswana Lodge Explorer - 10 days Map 26 Apr 2016
15% off
Botswana Lodge Explorer - 10 days
Maun to Victoria Falls
USD $3,238
was $3,809
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Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Map 14 Feb 2016 Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days
Starts/Ends: Nairobi
USD $3,299 View trip >
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map 14 Feb 2016 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days
Nairobi to Kilimanjaro
USD $8,369 View trip >
Spot the Big Five
Go in search of wildlife on safari

Tick the Big Five off your bucket list with a thrilling safari through the spectacular landscapes of East and Southern Africa. Whether you want to camp out in the bush on an Overland Safari or enjoy the finer things in life on a Lodge Accommodated Safari, you can be sure of an incredible wildlife experience in Africa with us.

Explore the best of Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa Overland Safari Tours

Visiting remote places and traversing some of the most stunning locations on the planet is made possible aboard our overland trucks - large, modified vehicles that seat 28-30 travellers and carry all the equipment necessary for camping and cooking on the trip. With some of the world’s most enthralling game viewing and spectacular unspoiled landscapes, from the rolling dunes of the Namib desert to the vast open savannah of the Serengeti, overland safari tours to Africa are one big adventure waiting to happen. read more

Mount Kilimanjaro | Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,499

Reach for the skies and climb to the summit of the world’s tallest...

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Elephants & Falls

9 days | FROM USD $1,389

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe on...

Leopard | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,489

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the and Spot...

Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to &...

Victoria Falls | Zimbabwe & Zambia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $999

Kicking off at the majestic Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and travelling...

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,799

Trek through lush jungle in search of mountain gorillas. Experience of...

Inhambane Beach | MozambiqueActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife Beach & Falls

15 days | FROM USD $2,099

Starting in Johannesburg, go in search of the Big Five in Kruger and...

Masai men under Acacia trees | Kenya Active Days, Rustic Nights

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

Go wild on this game viewing adventure through the best of East From...

Rhinos | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,699

Starting off at the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe, travel in...

Waterhole | Etosha National Park | NamibiaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,799

From Cape Town to the adventure capital of the world, Victoria Falls,...

Running Cheetah | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,259

Take a walk on the wild side. Track the African elephant, lion, and on...

Rhinos | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,999

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's a...

Gorillas | Uganda | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,999

From the wilds of the Masai Mara, to gorillas in Uganda, safari in the...

Flamingos in Lake Nakuru | Kenya | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $4,099

Starting in Nairobi and ending at the thunderous Victoria Falls, take...

Monkey Bay | Lake Malawi | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Sun, Sea, Safari

30 days | FROM USD $3,399

Experience the diversity of Africa on a journey encompassing premier...

Leopard in a tree | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,999

Enjoy a real African adventure, from Nairobi to Johannesburg. Check of...

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,599

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from to Cape...

Sossusvlei | Namibia | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Safari in the South

36 days | FROM USD $2,999

Starting with a safari in the famous Kruger National Park, this takes...

Herd of Elephants | Africa Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,799

Adventure overdrive. Trekking for gorilla, game-spotting, kicking back...

Okavango Delta | Botswana | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,399

See the best of Africa, from its magnificent craters, dune-filled and...

Pride of lions | Serengeti | TanzaniaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,599

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African A heady ...

Zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,699

Experience the contrasts and raw appeal of this majestic continent up...

Giraffe and zebras | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Absolute Africa

50 days | FROM USD $5,399

From Johannesburg to Nairobi, travel through nine of Africa's most in...

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaActive Days, Rustic Nights

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,399

An epic expedition that heads south from Kenya via Uganda to Cape trek...

Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

If you like to end a day's safari with a sundowner out on the terrace then our lodge accommodated trips, with a maximum group size of up to 16 passengers, may be just the ticket. With an exciting range of itineraries in Southern Africa, East Africa and Madagascar, you can discover the wonders of this diverse and captivating continent whilst staying in comfortable mid-range lodges and permanent tented camps set within beautiful surroundings. You’ll be accompanied by a knowledgeable and experienced guide who doubles as your driver.

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,089

The South African safari that has it all! Exciting wildlife, scenery...

Namibia Lodge Safari

11 days | FROM USD $3,559

Experience amazing Namibia. Enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park,...

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $3,809

Starting in Maun take in the best of Botswana from the fascinating to...

Gorilla | Uganda & Rwanda | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $4,049

Head into the lush Rwandan jungle in search of the world’s largest -...

Elephants in Kruger | South Africa | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,349

On this unique safari, go in search of wildlife in Greater Kruger Park...

Elephants | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,809

A 7 day lodge safari combining the thundering Victoria Falls and two -...

Knysna Heads | Knysna | South Africa | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,489

Travel from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town and discover the treasures of...

Zebras drinking | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,009

Go wild for a week in Kenya on this comfortable lodge accommodated in...

Giraffe | African Safaris | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $4,349

An exhilarating 7 day safari, visiting Tanzania's Lake Manyara, Park...

Ring tailed lemurs | MadagascarCultural Experiences, Local Partners

1000 Views of Madagascar

11 days | FROM USD $2,929

An island of adventure! Discover rare lemurs, colourful tribes, parks,...

Botswana-Untouched-Itinerary-Main-Lodge-Safaris-Africa-Chobe-River-CruiseCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,239

From Jo’burg to Victoria Falls, game drive through Botswana’s go a...

The Migration | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $7,459

Explore six of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife From...

Dune 45 | Namibia | AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

Fish River Canyon | Namibia | South AfricaCultural Experiences, Local Partners

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

Head south from Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Africa's 'Mother City'...

Africa Safari Holidays

If a group safari is not for you then why not take a look at our safari holidays. We've handpicked some classic itineraries in Africa to get your travel bug biting. Spot game by the watering holes in Etosha, climb the apricot-coloured dunes in Sossusvlei, ride a mokoro along the Okavango Delta, and go in search of the Big 5 in some of Africa's leading national parks from the Masai Mara in Kenya to the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania, Chobe in Botswana and Kruger in South Africa. read more

Victoria Falls | Zambia & Zimbabwe | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Victoria Falls Experience

3 days | FROM USD $729

Visit Zimbabwe’s spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven of the...

Lions | Kruger National Park | South AfricaTailored To Suit You

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

Kruger National Park is best known for the Big Five - lion, leopard, -...

Cape Point | South Africa | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $699

Enjoy a four day city break in captivating Cape Town - South Mother of...

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $899

From the historic Stone Town in the old part of Zanzibar City to the 5...

Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $959

Drive along South Africa’s beautiful Garden Route, from cosmopolitan...

Elephants | Masai Mara | KenyaTailored To Suit You

Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $5,179

Combining Kenya's rugged north, the beautiful Rift Valley, Samburu and...

African Elephants | African Safaris | Africa Tailored To Suit You

Best of Botswana

9 days | FROM USD $7,499

Discover the best of Botswana on this 9 day fly-in safari which starts...

Okavango Delta by air | Botswana  | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Botswana Fly-in Safari

10 days | FROM USD $7,199

Starting on the Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls, cross the border in...

Mozambique Beach | Mozambique | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Kruger and Mozambique

10 Days | FROM USD $4,859

Go on safari in Greater Kruger, South Africa's flagship national park,...

On safari | Serengeti | TanzaniaTailored To Suit You

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,599

On this comfortable safari, see the herds of elephants in Tarangire of...

Namib Naukluft | Namibia | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $2,549

With the adventure capital Swakopmund, the wildlife of Etosha National...

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $10,769

This is the ultimate East African Safari taking you from the foothills...

Dhow boat Zanzibar | Tanzania | AfricaTailored To Suit You

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,579

A perfect combination of safari and relaxation, visiting Lake Manyara...

Africa Tour Reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.75 out of 5 based on 25 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

4

Of the 3 - trip leader, cook and driver, Aaron the driver is by far the best. In terms of his driving but also he help us a whole lot in packing/unpacking or pitching our tents. The best personality by far and very likable by all of us”  

• Submitted 23 Nov 2015
5

The tour was fantastic value for money, its a camping tour and at times it was tough going travelling through intense heat and some hot sleepless nights, but you forget all the negatives when climbing Dune 45 and eventually seeing, and what you come to witness is the amazing African wildlife, seeing elephants giraffes zebras and of course a lioness trying to catch dinner will stick in our memory for a very long time. We are both in our early sixties and encourage other people of our age to get off those boring cruises and see the real world out there! Life is an adventure, go and have one.

Tour was well organised, food was great considering the circumstances, Moyo the guide was great nothing too much trouble for him to organise, and Steve the driver was fantastic. Would we do it again? YES.”  

• Submitted 22 Nov 2015
5

Mishak was very organised, polite and informative. He always had our best interests at heart and made sure our trip ran smoothly. ”  

• Submitted 9 Nov 2015

Overland Safaris for the family

Most of our overland style safaris are only suitable for adults, but if you're keen to take your tribe to Africa on an overland camping style safari, we have a handful of family friendly departures in Southern Africa which are suitable for children aged 6 and over. These safaris are ‘hands on’ and require full participation. Putting up your own tents and helping with the cooking & cleaning is all part of the experience. Our family friendly overland safaris are: Falls to Joburg, Wildlife Beach & Falls and Southern Circuit. Families with children aged 12 and above are also welcome on most of our Lodge Accommodated Safaris and Tailor-made Safaris.

Our Top Picks For a Safari to Africa

Our Top Pick for Tanzania
#1 Ngorongoro Crater

The Ngorongoro Crater is a natural amphitheatre created about 2 million years ago when the cone of a volcano collapsed into itself, leaving a 100 sq. mile cauldron-like cavity. This caldera, protected by a circular high...

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Our Pick for South Africa
#2 Kruger N.P.
Our Pick for Namibia
#3 Namib Naukluft N.P.
Our Pick for Kenya
#4 Masai Mara
Our Pick for Botswana
#5 Okavango Delta

Hi Sarah, I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic time I had and to say thank you for all your help and advise beforehand! As an individual traveller I was put at ease by the fantastic, professional and friendly crew. I can honesty say it was the best holiday I have ever had!”  

Our guide to travelling through Africa

Here's our useful information on travelling through Africa on safari, trekking to see the mountain gorillas and the TCD trust in South Africa.

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Gorilla Trekking

Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Campsite in Africa | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Information on travelling through Africa on a overland safari

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5

Lodge Safaris | African Safaris | Africa

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Lioness on safari | Tanzania | Africa

Traveller Reviews

Reviews from our travellers to Africa

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

Get to know Africa

Recommended Reading

  • The Poisonwood Bible
    by Barbara Kingsolver
  • History of Africa
    by Kevin Shillington
  • The Wretched of the Earth
    by Franz Fanon
Did you know...?

Facts about Africa

  • Africa is home to the world's largest desert, the incredible Sahara, with a surface area of 9 million square kilometres.
  • Evidence suggests that Africa is the cradle of human civilization with early humans migrating to Asia some 2 million years ago.
  • The hippopotamus kills more people in Africa than lions and crocodiles, usually whilst protecting their territory and offspring.

Africa Travel Advice:

We closely monitor the latest travel guidance to Africa and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates for the countries in Africa you are travelling to from the relevant advisory body in your country. For more specific country information, please refer to the relevant destination page on our website.

Online travel resources for Africa:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

AFRICA TRAVEL BLOGS: Our top blogs covering the many shades of this vast colourful, continent - Another Africa, Ranger Diaries and Afro Pop.

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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.

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.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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