Africa 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.

Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

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Kenya to Cape - 43 days Nairobi, Kenya 02 Mar 2019 USD $1,398 was $2,795 2-for-1 Kenya to Cape - 43 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 02 Mar 2019 USD $648 was $1,295 2-for-1 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Wildlife Express - 22 days Nairobi, Kenya 02 Mar 2019 USD $898 was $1,795 2-for-1 Wildlife Express - 22 days Map
Great African Expedition North - 57 days Cape Town, South Africa 02 Mar 2019 USD $1,998 was $3,995 2-for-1 Great African Expedition North - 57 days Map
Cape to Namibia - 14 days Cape Town, South Africa 02 Mar 2019 USD $498 was $995 2-for-1 Cape to Namibia - 14 days Map

Africa

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Falls to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
10 days | FROM USD $795

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

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Namibia to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
10 days | FROM USD $795

Depart Windhoek on a 10 day safari through Botswana. Meet the San...

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM USD $1,795

From Lake Nakuru and the Masai Mara to the vast plains of the...

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Zebras & Zanzibar

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM USD $1,195

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Go wild in...

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Jo'burg to Falls 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 Days | FROM USD $895

Starting in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

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Gorilla and Game Trek

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
15 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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Falls to Joburg

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $895

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

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Cape to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM USD $895

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

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Namibia to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM USD $895

Travelling from the capital Windhoek, experience the very best of...

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East Africa Encompassed

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Mozambique Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 Days | FROM USD $1,495

Kicking off in Johannesburg explore the wonders of Kruger National...

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM USD $1,295

From Dar es Salaam, enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of...

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Cape to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Falls to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,295

Southern Africa at its best. Kick off at Victoria Falls, spot game at...

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Wildlife Express

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $1,695

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
25 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
25 days | FROM USD $2,195

Start your African adventure with a taste of the tropics on the...

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
27 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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Kenya to Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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Kruger to Kenya 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Big Five Safari Explorer

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
36 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
36 days | FROM USD $2,695

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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An African Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Kenya to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

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Cape to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM USD $2,695

Embark on an overland journey across almost half the African Continent...

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The Big Overlander

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound 2019

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Great African Expedition

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM USD $3,895

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

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Great African Expedition North

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM USD $3,895

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
8 days | FROM USD $4,145

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

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Jo'burg to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 Days | FROM USD $895

Kicking off in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

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Kruger to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM USD $3,495

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

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Cape Town to Windhoek

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM USD $2,995

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Starting in the beautiful city of Cape...

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Windhoek to Cape Town

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM USD $2,995

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling from the Namibia capital of...

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Windhoek, Okavango & Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
10 days | FROM USD $2,995

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the vibrant Namibian capital of...

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Falls, Okavango & Windhoek

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
10 days | FROM USD $2,895

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the thunderous Victoria Falls head to...

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $3,195

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Explore some of Southern Africa's most...

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $3,195

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: This 12 day Accommodated Overland tour...

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $5,495

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling south from Victoria Falls,...

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM USD $5,495

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From Table Mountain to Victoria Falls,...

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
11 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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Namibia, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
15 days | FROM USD $3,995

Embark upon an amazing 2 week adventure in Southern Africa. From...

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Falls, Botswana and Namibia

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
15 days | FROM USD $3,995

Heading south from the majestic Victoria Falls venture through the...

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Gorilla Express

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
4 days | FROM USD $4,945

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
4 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM USD $2,595

Enjoy game drives in two of the world's finest national parks - Chobe...

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Wonders of the Garden Route

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
8 days | FROM USD $1,495

Discover the highlights of the southern coast of South Africa, known...

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Kenya Wildlife Week

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM USD $2,495

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM USD $3,795

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM USD $2,595

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

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Botswana Untouched

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM USD $3,995

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM USD $6,395

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

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World in One Country

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
20 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM USD $4,995

Spend 3 weeks travelling from Cape Town to Victoria Falls. Traverse...

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM USD $4,995

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

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Victoria Falls Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
3 days | FROM USD $495

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM USD $995

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

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Cape Town Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM USD $695

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

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Simply Zanzibar

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
5 days | FROM USD $1,045

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

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Garden Route Self Drive

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
6 days | FROM USD $895

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

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Kenya Up Close

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
8 days | FROM USD $4,495

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

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Wild About Tanzania

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
10 days | FROM USD $7,045

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

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Namibia Self Drive

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
12 days | FROM USD $2,695

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

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The Best of East Africa

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
12 days | FROM USD $9,595

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
14 days | FROM USD $7,145

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

Our Africa Trip Types

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Overland Camping Safaris

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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.

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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 camping 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!

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Overland Accommodated Safaris

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If you’re looking for an exciting experience, heading out into the African wilderness, but like the idea of a comfortable night’s sleep then our Overland Accommodated Safaris are perfect for you.

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Explore some of the most beautiful vistas in Southern Africa, travelling through incredible scenery. Each night you’ll spend a relaxed evening in one of our carefully selected accommodation options whilst getting off the beaten track, thanks to our overland trucks, during the day. These trucks are large modified vehicles and carry all the luggage and equipment necessary for preparing meals and travelling the distances required in Africa.

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Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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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.

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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.

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Tailor-made Safaris

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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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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Safari Holidays

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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.

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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.

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Explore the best of Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.67 out of 5 based on 93 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

I would have preferred to have more time at the activity centres such as Swakopmund. With an extra day I would have taken part in more activities. The ones that I participated in were fantastic: 3-hour horse riding (11 out of 10), quad biking and sandboarding, camel riding (rather a short trip but otherwise fine).

At the tribal markets (Herero and Himba) I would like to have had a lot more time. This was not the fault of the tour guide. He gave us a time by which to be back on the truck and everyone was on it about 10 minutes before that time. I felt obliged to follow suit and missed out on talking to the locals and also I would have bought more souvenirs. This was especially disappointing since when we got to the camp site we had the rest of the afternoon and evening free. Perhaps a visit to a tribal village would be good but I understand that this might be too intrusive and not welcomed.

The visit to the township in Cape Town was superb. Again, I would have preferred more time and freedom but can understand that this may be impractical.”  

William Covill • Submitted 12 Feb 2019

We had such an amazing time on our 22 Day Overland Safari. It was the perfect way to get a taste of Eastern and Southern Africa in such a short space of time! If camping doesn't phase you then we'd highly recommend it! It's an adventure from start to finish and a great way to meet new people. We can't thank our guide, Hes, our driver, Steve and chef, Malinga for taking such great care of our group! A huge thanks to all at On The Go for everything too! Hazel and Andy”  

Hazel Byrne • Submitted 18 Jan 2019

I have had the time of my life and desperately want to return. The tour and all of the guides, drivers and cooks were incredible. I really cannot fault a thing. ”  

Caitlin Whelan • Submitted 13 Jan 2019

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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.

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