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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 27 Jun 2018 USD $2,428 was $3,035 20% off Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 29 Jun 2018 USD $1,412 was $1,765 20% off Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 29 Jun 2018 USD $2,668 was $3,335 20% off An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 USD $3,060 was $3,825 20% off Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound - 36 days Map
Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 30 Jun 2018 USD $1,796 was $2,245 20% off Wildlife Express Northbound - 22 days Map
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Africa Overland Camping Safaris

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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,...

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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...

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 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! 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 Overland Accommodated Safaris

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger

12 days | FROM USD $3,195

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

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls

12 days | FROM USD $3,195

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

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes

22 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls

22 days | FROM USD $5,495

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

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

Africa Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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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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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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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 4.64 out of 5 based on 85 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

This trip was superb, We had a wonderful time and saw so many animals, many times more than we had expected. Our guide, Leah, was friendly, enthusiastic, and helpful. Our cook, Reuben, was a miracle worker, preparing so many delicious meals using rudimentary outdoor equipment. To our delight, we discovered that several campsites offered showers. Similarly, several provided the option to locally upgrade to a room instead of a tent. ”  

Mona Knock • Submitted 10 Jun 2018

This was a great tour and experience. The group totaled 20, however, it never felt like there were too many and everybody got on well and had a wonderful time together. The Tour Lead, Alex Teuling, was excellent, as was the cook, Munyaradzi Shoshore and Driver Bheki Ncube. It was an excellent team. Wonderful memories.”  

Cameron McInally • Submitted 30 May 2018

The tour and tour guide were great. The team worked well together and were friendly, knowledgeable, professional and kind. ”  

Latoya Malcolm • Submitted 21 May 2018

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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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