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
Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Jun 2017 USD $3,025 Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi, Kenya 04 Jun 2017 USD $8,235 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Jun 2017 USD $2,335 Best of Kenya & Tanzania - 11 days Map
East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Nairobi, Kenya 05 Jun 2017 USD $2,960 East Africa Encompassed - 16 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

Traverse Africa's iconic landscapes on board fully kitted overland trucks with a three-person crew and nights spent camping in national parks.

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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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Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Explore Africa in small groups of up to 16 passengers spending the night in comfortable lodges and days out on thrilling game drives.

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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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Africa Safari Holidays

Classic itineraries across Africa with flexible departure dates and a choice of accommodation standard for you and your travelling party.

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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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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.

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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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