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 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
|Trip Name||Starts||Departing||From USD||Deal||Map|
|Falls, Namibia & Cape - 22 Days||Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe||05 Jul 2017||USD $4,285|||
|1000 Views of Madagascar - 12 days||Antananarivo, Madagascar||05 Jul 2017||USD $2,295|||
|Kenya to Kruger - 33 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $2,785|||
|Great African Expedition - 57 days||Nairobi, Kenya||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,035|||
|Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days||Kilimanjaro, Tanzania||08 Jul 2017||USD $5,045|||
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. 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
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
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.
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 4.58 out of 5 based on 67 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews
Tour was excellent. Enjoyed the township tour but the food hall tour we could have skipped.
Gift is very knowledgeable welcoming and and excellent man.”
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.”
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. ”
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.
An overview of the wet and dry seasons in Africa
Available touring combinations in Africa for overland safaris
Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa
Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so
Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5
The best places and times to see the great migration
Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle
Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari
More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa
The Tourist Community Development Trust
Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa
Reviews from our travellers to Africa
- The Poisonwood Bible
by Barbara Kingsolver
- History of Africa
by Kevin Shillington
- The Wretched of the Earth
by Franz Fanon
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.