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.

Upcoming Africa Trips

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Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Nairobi, Kenya 29 Apr 2018 USD $2,425 Kenya Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Nairobi, Kenya 29 Apr 2018 USD $6,395 Kenya & Tanzania Trails - 13 days Map
Namibia to Cape - 14 days Windhoek, Namibia 29 Apr 2018 USD $1,295 Namibia to Cape - 14 days Map
Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway - 7 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 01 May 2018 USD $3,825 Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway - 7 days Map
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 02 May 2018 USD $3,035 Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,295

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 $1,025

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

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Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM USD $1,025

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,555

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,575

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

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Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM USD $1,295

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

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

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Mozambique Adventure

14 Days | FROM USD $2,055

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $3,235

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

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Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM USD $1,765

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM USD $2,245

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $4,115

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

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Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM USD $3,035

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM USD $3,335

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

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Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM USD $4,915

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

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Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

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

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $5,115

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,595

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,725

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 $1,595

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

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $2,425

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM USD $3,825

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,965

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

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $3,955

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

12 days | FROM USD $2,595

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

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Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,085

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $6,395

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

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Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $5,835

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 $4,175

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM USD $6,095

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

24 Days | FROM USD $6,095

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 $695

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $1,015

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $715

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $955

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

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Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $865

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

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $4,225

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

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Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $6,995

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

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Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $2,965

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

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $9,195

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,425

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.

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Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.65 out of 5 based on 86 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

Overall a good tour. Amazing sights. We saw so much and it was the trip of a lifetime. The tour guide was very passionate about all subjects.

The safari and the desert trips were the highlight of the trip for me. Also the camping and eating as a group was really nice. The food was good, vegetarians well catered for. It was very well organised. ”  

Alana Jenkins • Submitted 10 Mar 2018

Great value tour, we really enjoyed ourselves.

A few members of the tour seemed upset about having to make tents, help with cooking and cleaning for lunches and dinners, etc. But we thought that part of the tour was fine and it helped get to know the guide, cook and driver when we were working with them.

We would have liked to spend a bit more time with people in Tanzania and Kenya in order to get more of a feel for the countries. So, some free time in some local communities would have been nicer, the Maasai village seemed a bit too structured rather than just getting a chance to talk to the people for example. The way the orphanage visit was set up was great though, as we got some time with the kids during dinner and got to chat with them on our own.

The game drives were great, especially paying extra for the jeep in the Masai Mara. It was our highlight of the tour.

We came away loving Africa and wanting to come back. We will be considering On The Go for our next tour as well.”  

Rachel Westgarth • Submitted 5 Mar 2018

Great tour, amazing destination, great guide! Vacations are always too short! If possible, I would have extended this tour.

Just be prepared for some days where there are long drives between key attractions. ”  

Frederic Michel • Submitted 27 Feb 2018

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Spotting the Big Five in Africa
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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 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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