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

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
World in One Country - 20 days Johannesburg, South Africa 01 Nov 2017 USD $3,315 World in One Country - 20 days Map
1000 Views of Madagascar - 12 days Antananarivo, Madagascar 01 Nov 2017 USD $2,575 1000 Views of Madagascar - 12 days Map
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 04 Nov 2017 USD $4,795 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 04 Nov 2017 USD $1,495 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Falls to Joburg - 12 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 04 Nov 2017 USD $1,195 Falls to Joburg - 12 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

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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 $925

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

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Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM USD $925

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,195

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,345

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

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Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,195

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

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Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM USD $1,195

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 $1,495

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,765

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM USD $1,495

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 $1,495

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

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Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM USD $1,495

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $1,925

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM USD $1,925

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,575

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 $2,575

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

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM USD $3,525

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $2,845

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM USD $2,845

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM USD $3,295

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,095

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $4,695

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

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 $5,355

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...

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,375

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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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $2,395

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,145

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

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $2,995

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

12 days | FROM USD $2,575

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

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Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $3,695

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $6,355

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

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Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $4,045

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 $3,315

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

An amazing 3 week adventure starting in Cape Town travelling north to...

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $4,285

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls 2018

24 Days | FROM USD $6,135

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape 2018

24 Days | FROM USD $6,135

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 $595

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $695

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $645

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $965

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 $515

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

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $4,255

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 $2,025

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

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $9,115

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $8,035

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 4.66 out of 5 based on 80 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

Where there's a Will, there's a way!

Knowledgeable, excited, helpful and passionate. Took his time with everyone on the tour and made sure everyone's needs were attended to.

Thanks for everything. ”  

Steve Benson • Submitted 17 Oct 2017

Tour was fun, first time for us doing this sort of a trip. Highlights for me were the game drives in Chobe and South Luangwa. Really enjoyed the optional extra's of horse riding and snorkelling. Some of the days on the truck were as advertised but felt much longer than we anticipated. Our guide, cook and driver were faultless, a fantastic team of truly lovely people. They took great care of us, told us interesting and entertaining info about the places we were visiting. I do not think I have ever eaten so well and have tried to recreate some of the meals since coming home.

Thank you. ”  

Kathryn Scotter • Submitted 16 Oct 2017

All 3 staff [driver, cook and guide] were great, friendly, and the food was wonderful. Tents and mattresses were of a good standard. The staff who ran the Serengeti excursion were also very professional.Some of the campsites were a little basic; with poorly maintained facilities - for example broken toilet seats and non-flushing toilets were unpleasant. But they all had a bar area for child drinks, which was good.We didn't appreciate beforehand the number of very early starts that would be required; perhaps this should be made more clear on trip notes.”  

Natalia McAllansmith • Submitted 13 Oct 2017

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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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