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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

Green Point | Cape Town | South Africa World in One Country - 20 days Map 04 Aug 2016
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World in One Country - 20 days
Johannesburg to Cape Town
USD $3,271
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Knysna Heads | Knysna | South Africa | Africa Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days Map 17 Aug 2016
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Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days
Port Elizabeth to Cape Town
USD $1,191
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Sossusvlei | Namibia | Africa Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Map 13 Oct 2016
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Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days
Starts/Ends: Windhoek
USD $3,025
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Gorillas | Uganda | Africa Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map 06 Aug 2016 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days
Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
USD $2,999 View trip >
Nungwi Beach | Zanzibar | Africa Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days Map 06 Aug 2016 Zebras & Zanzibar - 11 days
Nairobi to Dar es Salaam
USD $1,559 View trip >
Leopards & Lions & Rhino - oh my!
Spotting the Big Five

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

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,499

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

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Elephants & Falls

9 days | FROM USD $1,389

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

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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...

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,559

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

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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...

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Wildlife Beach & Falls

15 days | FROM USD $2,099

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,699

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

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,799

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,259

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

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Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,999

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

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Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $4,099

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

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Sun, Sea, Safari

30 days | FROM USD $3,399

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

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Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,599

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

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Safari in the South

36 days | FROM USD $2,999

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,799

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,399

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,599

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,699

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

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Absolute Africa

50 days | FROM USD $5,399

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

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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.

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,475

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

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,010

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,...

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $4,049

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

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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

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Victoria Falls Experience

3 days | FROM USD $729

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $699

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $899

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

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Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on 51 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

I fell in love with Africa the minute I arrived. I thought the tour was fantastic but the reason I rate it 4/5 is because it is too fast paced. Some days I felt like all I experienced was the truck. If the long drives were broken up with a few extra nights here and there so we arrive at our camp in the day light and can go for a walk or relax it'd be 5/5.

Chris my guide was exceptional. He gave us so much information about Africa and its culure. And he answered all our questions even though he must get asked them all the time. He was also a friend to us by playing uno on the truck or just chatting with us.”  

Sarah Beck • Submitted 23 Jun 2016

Will, Mumma Flo and Aaron were amazing hosts and guides. Their expertise in their work was so apparent and flawless that it made the experience overwhelmingly enjoyable. Never before have I enjoyed myself so much on a guided tour. Your crew are to be congratulated and I am looking forward to my next trip with On The Go Tours.

The only negative I have is the length of the driving days. It would make for a much better experience if those days were split up with extra stops.

Cheers,

Myk and Jase”  

Mykel Brown • Submitted 8 Jun 2016

The tour was very good indeed and the team worked well. There were some very long drives and I wonder whether these could be broken down. It is difficult as the tour length was perfect for someone like me who works and so the 14-16 day trip works well.

The camps were all good and there was not one that I felt was poor or not very nice.

The guide was good if a little laid back. ”  

Luke Telford • Submitted 19 May 2016

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 South Africa
#1 Kruger National Park

Stretching virtually all the way along the border with Mozambique, it’s said that Kruger has the greatest variety of wildlife in Africa. Lion, elephant, leopard, cheetah and giraffe are present as are a profusion of in...

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Our Pick for Botswana
#2 Okavango Delta
Our Pick for Kenya
#3 Amboseli
Our Pick for Namibia
#4 Namib Naukluft National Park
Our Pick for Tanzania
#5 Ngorongoro Crater

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.

Safari Wildlife Guide

Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Gorilla Trekking

Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5

Campsite in Africa | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari

Lodge Safaris | African Safaris | Africa

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

Cheetah sitting on a rock in the Serengeti | Tanzania

Africa Video Lounge

Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

Lioness on safari | Tanzania | Africa

Traveller Reviews

Reviews from our travellers to Africa

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

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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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.

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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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