African Safari Tours and Holidays

Journey to Africa with On The Go Tours

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 stunning white beaches of Zanzibar or Mozambique.

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Top Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom USDDealMap
Botswana Lodge Explorer - 10 days Maun, Zimbabwe 01 Nov 2016 USD $3,428 was $3,809 10% off Botswana Lodge Explorer - 10 days Map
Cape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days Cape Town, Namibia 10 Nov 2016 USD $5,048 was $5,609 10% off Cape, Namibia & Falls - 22 Days Map
Botswana Untouched - 13 days Johannesburg, Botswana 13 Nov 2016 USD $4,715 was $5,239 10% off Botswana Untouched - 13 days Map
Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days Port Elizabeth, South Africa 16 Nov 2016 USD $1,340 was $1,489 10% off Wonders of the Garden Route - 7 days Map
Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Windhoek, Namibia 18 Nov 2016 USD $3,203 was $3,559 10% off Namibia Lodge Safari - 11 days Map

Africa Overland Safari Tours

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM USD $4,499

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

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Elephants & Falls

9 days | FROM USD $1,389

Have some adrenaline fueled fun at Victoria Falls, go wild in Chobe on...

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Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM USD $985

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM USD $2,335

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM USD $1,435

The perfect combo of action and idyllic island relaxation! Option to &...

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Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM USD $1,255

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

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Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM USD $1,255

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

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Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM USD $2,960

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

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM USD $1,615

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

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Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM USD $2,065

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

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Southern Circuit

23 days | FROM USD $1,999

Starting and ending in Johannesburg, explore Kruger - South Africa's a...

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Flamingos to Falls

27 days | FROM USD $3,775

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

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Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM USD $2,785

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

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Cheetahs, Canyons & Coast

33 days | FROM USD $2,599

Discover the best of Southern Africa with this epic trip from to Cape...

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Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

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An African Adventure

37 days | FROM USD $3,055

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

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Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM USD $3,505

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

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The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM USD $4,405

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

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Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM USD $5,035

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

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. 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.

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!

Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM USD $1,475

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

Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM USD $3,809

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

Namibia Lodge Safari

11 days | FROM USD $3,559

Experience amazing Namibia. Enjoy game drives in Etosha National Park,...

Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM USD $5,215

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

Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM USD $5,695

Discover the natural beauty of Namibia and some of Africa's best game...

World in One Country

20 days | FROM USD $4,010

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

Cape, Namibia & Falls

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

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

Falls, Namibia & Cape

22 Days | FROM USD $5,609

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

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $4,049

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $1,349

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $3,809

A 7 day lodge safari combining the thundering Victoria Falls and two -...

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $3,039

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM USD $5,875

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

11 days | FROM USD $2,929

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM USD $10,075

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

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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 $729

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $979

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $695

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $899

From the historic Stone Town in the old part of Zanzibar City to the 5...

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Garden Route Self Drive

6 days | FROM USD $959

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

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM USD $5,179

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

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Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM USD $7,410

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

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Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM USD $2,549

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

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM USD $10,769

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM USD $7,579

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 safari holidays. We've handpicked some classic itineraries in Africa to get your travel bug biting. 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.

Explore the best of Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.68 out of 5 based on 52 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

I cannot express my gratitude towards Hesbon, Reuben Mwendwa and Jacob Hinga enough. I have worked as a manager for a long time now and I can assure you that you simply cannot recruit, train or buy the expertise, passion and professionalism that these gentlemen gave throughout my visit in Africa.

Hesbon clearly had a deep knowledge of Kenya, Tanzania, wildlife and the culture. Nothing was ever a problem and he was a friend as apposed to a guide. He did everything to ensure that I (we) felt comfortable and I soon felt at home in a country that was so far away and different. Thanks to Hesbon I have the most excellent memories, photos and an experience that has left such a positive impact on my life.

I must also mention how much passion, effort and care went into the food. It was a privilege to work with Reuben and how one man can produce such a variety of exquisite food over a charcoal fire and a gas ring is truly inspirational! He was so laid back, lovely to work under and again added to a most fantastic atmosphere throughout the trip. I have never been so happy to chop vegetables or wash pans!

Jacob was a master of the road and indeed watching him maneuver the truck as though it was a Mini was both exhilarating and fascinating. Other than the fact that Africa drive on the same side of the road as to us, that was the only similarity. Jacob made sure we remained safe on the rugged savanna roads whilst also making every effort to avoid the 'bumps'. Despite driving for hours at a time, Jacob was always alert and great to talk to.

If I can only nominate Hesbon for recognition then so be it but I cannot champion enough the team. They are a true asset to your company and if this feedback can be sent to a director level I would gladly break-down in a very detailed level how much effort and care went in from all of them.

One last time, you have a very very good team in Kenya. I/we all formed a lifetime friendship and that they have my up most respect, I know they are 100%reliable and I would trust all of them deeply. Those three men have ensured that I will definitely use your company again! ”  

Edward Leddy-Owen • Submitted 12 Oct 2016

Nerise was an excellent guide - she looked after us all fantastically well, she was friendly, knowledgeable, organised and efficient. Our driver was Alan, he too was brilliant, he kept the van ship shape and was a pleasure to be around.

We enjoyed the tour very much. If I had to change the tour at all I would have liked more time in Stellenbosch and wasn't keen on the stay in Lesotho so would have given that a miss. Also, we had 12 people on our tour which, in the van was the maximum I would have liked to travel with.”  

Deborah Brandwood • Submitted 23 Sep 2016

When booked Sarah Bansgrove gave all the details and was very knowledgeable about the safari. The tour was more than expected and seen all big 5 and more.

The accommodation was well organised and enjoyed the whole entire safari experience. Very clean, comfortable room, breakfast, dinner and lunch was all traditional foods which was nice. I would really recommend on the go tours to any of my friends. Really fantastic safari experience. Simon and Johnson were very good and guiding and spotting the animals.”  

Rachel Elly • Submitted 10 Sep 2016
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.

Our Top Picks For a Safari to Africa

Our Top Pick for Botswana
#1 Chobe National Park

Chobe National Park is the second largest park in Botswana and stretches out across an area of 10,566 sq km. With sections of marshland, flood plains, savannah, grassland, woodland and two rivers, the park is diverse a...

Our Pick for Kenya
#2 Lake Nakuru
Our Pick for Namibia
#3 Fish River Canyon
Our Pick for South Africa
#4 Addo Elephant Park
Our Pick for Zimbabwe
#5 Hwange National Park

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.

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Multi-country tours

Available touring combinations in Africa for overland safaris

Safari Wildlife Guide

Where to see Africa's wildlife and the best time to do so

Crossing the Mara River | Migration | Africa

The Great Migration

The best places and times to see the great migration

Gorilla Trekking

Close encounters with these gentle giants of the jungle

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5

Campsite in Africa | Africa Overlanding | Africa

About Overland Safaris

Information on travelling in Africa on an overland safari

Lodge Safaris | African Safaris | Africa

About Lodge Safaris

More about our lodge accommodated safaris in Africa

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Africa Video Lounge

Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa

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The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

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Traveller Reviews

Reviews from our travellers to Africa

Get to know Africa

Recommended Reading

  • The Poisonwood Bible
    by Barbara Kingsolver
  • History of Africa
    by Kevin Shillington
  • The Wretched of the Earth
    by Franz Fanon
Did you know...?

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.

Online travel resources for Africa:

REFER TO: Rough Guides, Fodors, Bradt, Frommers, Footprints, CN Traveller and World Travel Guide.

AFRICA TRAVEL BLOGS: Our top blogs covering the many shades of this vast colourful, continent - Another Africa, Ranger Diaries and Afro Pop.

Overland Safaris for the family

Most of our overland style safaris are only suitable for adults, but if you're keen to take your tribe to Africa on an overland camping style safari, we have a handful of family friendly departures in Southern Africa which are suitable for children aged 6 and over. These safaris are ‘hands on’ and require full participation. Putting up your own tents and helping with the cooking & cleaning is all part of the experience. Our family friendly overland safaris are: Falls to Joburg, Wildlife Beach & Falls and Southern Circuit. Families with children aged 12 and above are also welcome on most of our Lodge Accommodated Safaris and Tailor-made Safaris.

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Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

Active Days, Rustic Nights OTG Adventure
Active Days, Rustic Nights

Our OTG Adventure takes you to the true heart of adventurous destinations. Whether camping in the Okavango Delta, staying in rustic accommodation in the Peruvian Amazon or camping under the Saharan stars in Morocco, this range forsakes just a little bit of the comfort of OTG Signature Range, ensuring we deliver you the best value possible for your holiday.

OTG Adventure takes you straight into the centre of where it’s all at, typically using local transport or overland style vehicles and stay at simple, clean and locally-owned guest houses, haciendas, eco-lodges and simple hotels to maximize the opportunity to interact with the locals.

Cultural Experiences, Local Partners OTG Handpicked
Cultural Experiences, Local Partners

On our OTG Handpicked range we bring you best-of-the-best cultural experiences in destinations where you’ll join travellers from other travel brands on your tour, safari or sailing holiday. Collaborating with our carefully handpicked portfolio of local partners, these holidays represent exceptional value and there’ll be plenty of cultural experiences shared with other like-minded travellers.

Group sizes and accommodation standards vary by destination where typical group size is 18 travellers and hotels, boats and safari lodges are of a 3-4 star standard.

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