African Safari Tours and Safari Holidays

With lodge accommodated safari holidays, overland style camping trips, inspirational ideas for a tailor-made holiday and a handy travel guide, adventure awaits in the land of the Big 5.

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 sandy beaches of Zanzibar.

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As an experienced tour operator in East and Southern Africa, On The Go Tours offer a wide range of safari holiday destinations including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Madagascar and beyond. There's plenty of choice on trip style too from overland style camping safaris to lodge accommodated safaris and tailor-made holidays.

Top Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 08 Jul 2017 USD $4,288 was $5,045 15% off Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
World in One Country - 20 days Johannesburg, South Africa 09 Jun 2017 USD $2,995 World in One Country - 20 days Map
Kenya to Cape - 43 days Nairobi, Kenya 10 Jun 2017 USD $3,505 Kenya to Cape - 43 days Map
The Big Overlander - 47 days Nairobi, Kenya 10 Jun 2017 USD $4,405 The Big Overlander - 47 days Map
Cape to Falls - 22 days Cape Town, South Africa 10 Jun 2017 USD $1,615 Cape to Falls - 22 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,875

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

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Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM USD $985

Kick off at Victoria Falls, get up close to the wildlife rich Chobe in...

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,335

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 $1,435

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

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Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM USD $1,255

Depart from the 'Mother City' of Cape Town and head north up to the of...

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Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,255

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

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

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

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. 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! 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.

Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,145

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

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $4,035

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $995

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,095

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

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Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,095

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

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,025

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM USD $2,785

Explore some of the best game areas in Tanzania. Visit the famous and...

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

12 days | FROM USD $2,295

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

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Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $3,695

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $7,635

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

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Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $4,045

Discover the natural beauty of Namibia and some of Africa's best game...

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World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

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

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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

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Victoria Falls Experience

3 days | FROM USD $595

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $665

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $495

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $995

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

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Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $515

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

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $5,195

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

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Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $7,410

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

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Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $1,575

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

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $10,769

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $8,035

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

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If a group safari is not for you then why not take a look at our classic safari holiday itineraries, where the travel arrangements are just for you and your travelling party. 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.

Africa Tailor-made Holidays

It doesn’t matter what you are looking for from your tailor made safari in Africa – big five spotting, tribal village visits, beach time relaxing or evening climbing Kilimanjaro – we’re on hand to help create the perfect Africa trip for you. We’ll suggest the best game parks to visit, the best time to travel to Africa and some extra unique local experiences that will really make your African holiday very special.

Explore the best of Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.53 out of 5 based on 44 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

Our tour guide, Makenzy, was really amazing.

Our cook, John, surprised us with a very good food every single day.

Our driver, Tom, was also amazing.

These three people really made our trip.”  

Pui Mei Hung • Submitted 29 Mar 2017

Hess was amazing. He was very organized and efficient. Very impressed by his people skills and his ability resolve issues and avoid any conflicts. I know that some of our group thought that he was not well organized or interactive enough. I learned that they were young and this was their first time traveling with a tour. We have traveled several times with Gate One, Roads Scholars, and Affordable Asia, so we have extensive experiences in which to make a comparison. Hess was highly organized, what they took as complacent, was his astute awareness as to when to back off and let us have alone time or chances to interact with each other. Everything we requested was accomplished. How he kept it all straight is beyond most people's abilities. One of the best guides we have ever had. ”  

Kathryn Owen • Submitted 16 Mar 2017

Fantastic! Great group and tour. Mackenzie, Tom and Mwai were brilliant. Great, fresh meals, good driving even on very rough "roads" and good instruction. You need to very carefully read your trip notes to get the best out of this tour. Also apply for the (new?) East African visa which lets you into Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda on a multi-entry basis. There are a lot of early starts and long drives on this tour. There was only one real relaxing day but I'm so glad I went. The gorillas were amazing as was the rest of the wildlife. All the locals we met were very friendly and obliging - even if it cost you a dollar!”  

Timothy Atkinson • Submitted 7 Mar 2017

Africa Video

Spotting the Big Five in Africa
Wildlife safari guide

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 but there's plenty more magnificent creatures to meet on safari in Africa and our handy wildlife guide tells you all you need to know from where to go for which animals and when best to go.

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.

Best Time to Visit

An overview of the wet and dry seasons in Africa

Flamingos wading in the waters of Lake Nakuru in Kenya

Multi-country tours

Available touring combinations in Africa for overland safaris

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

Safari Wildlife Guide

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

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5

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

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

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Cheetah sitting on a rock in the Serengeti | Tanzania

Africa Video Lounge

Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa

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.

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