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Africa Safari 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.

As an experienced tour operator in East and Southern Africa, On The Go Tours offer a wide range of African Safaris, including overland style camping safaris, Lodge accommodated safaris and Tailor Made Holidays.

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

Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,289

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

Elephants & Falls

9 days | FROM USD $1,389

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

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...

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

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

Falls to Jo'burg

12 days | FROM USD $999

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

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,799

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

Wildlife Beach & Falls

15 days | FROM USD $2,099

Starting in Johannesburg, go on the hunt for the Big Five in Kruger on...

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,799

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

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,259

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

Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,999

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

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 to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $4,099

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

Sun, Sea, Safari

30 days | FROM USD $3,399

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

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,599

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

Safari in the South

36 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

Big Five Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,799

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,399

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,599

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,699

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

Absolute Africa

50 days | FROM USD $5,399

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

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...

Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $3,839

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

Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,349

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

Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,809

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

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,489

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

Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $2,959

Discover the best of Kenya on this action-packed seven day safari. See...

Kenya Wildlife Week 2016

7 days | FROM USD $2,899

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

Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,739

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

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $3,809

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

Namibia Lodge Safari

11 days | FROM USD $3,559

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

1000 Views of Madagascar

11 days | FROM USD $2,929

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

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,239

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

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 Days | FROM USD $6,698

Take in seven of East Africa's finest national parks on a wildlife see...

Kenya & Tanzania Trails 2016

13 days | FROM USD $7,149

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

Northern Experience

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

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

Southern Experience

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 | Africa

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 Africa

Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

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

Cape Point | South Africa | Africa

Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $699

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

Zanzibar Beaches | Zanzibar | Tanzania

Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $749

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

Storms River Mouth in Tsitsikamma | South Africa | Africa

Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $959

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

Elephants | Masai Mara | Kenya

Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $4,949

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

African Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

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  | Africa

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 | Africa

Kruger and Mozambique

10 Days | FROM USD $4,859

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

On safari | Serengeti | Tanzania

Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,299

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

Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa

Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $2,549

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

Masai Tribe | Kenya & Tanzania | Africa

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 | Africa

Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,199

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

tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.81 out of 5 based on 30 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews


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

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

Nothing but good experiences with this tour. Huge thanks to the guide Chris, the cook Malinga and the driver Steve for making it an amazing experience for our first time in Africa.”  

• Submitted 3 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...

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

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


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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