Journey to Africa with On The Go Tours
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|World in One Country - 20 days
Johannesburg to Cape Town
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|Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days
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|Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days
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Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
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Africa has some of the best wildlife on the planet. From big cats to massive elephants and from the unpredictable buffalo to the rare black rhino. The Big Five are always high on people's bucket list for things to see and do in Africa. Jump on safari and go in search of these magnificent creatures!
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
Combining expedition-style transport with camping for your accommodation is the most cost-effective way of going on safari in Africa and gets you off the beaten track too. Our Africa overland safaris are led by an experienced tour leader, along with a driver and cook who have travelled extensively throughout the region. If you don’t fancy camping, there is the option to upgrade to budget accommodation, where you stay in basic twin share rooms but will still travel with our overland camping passengers, sharing the truck, equipment and the chores and enjoying your meals together as a group.
Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Nairobi to Zanzibar, Cape Town to Johannesburg or travel the whole way from Nairobi or Uganda down to Cape Town through it all - the hardest part is choosing!
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.
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
If you've got something specific in mind for your holiday in Africa, our experienced tailor-made team will be happy to design an itinerary for you, just the way you want it. From tented camps to exclusive hotel hideaways and rondavels to luxury tents and lodges, shark-cage diving to Wineland touring, dune-climbing to elephant spotting, we're here to help make that dream holiday come true.
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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 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.
Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so
The best places and times to see the great migration
Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa
The Tourist Community Development Trust
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Reviews from our travellers to Africa
- The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
- History of Africa
by Kevin Shillington
- The Wretched of the Earth
by Franz Fanon
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.