African Safari Tours and Holidays

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 and magnificent Victoria Falls 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 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
Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 28 Jan 2017 USD $5,045 Tanzania Wildlife Week - 7 days Map
Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 28 Jan 2017 USD $1,615 Zimbabwe to Zanzibar - 16 days Map
Falls to Namibia - 10 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 28 Jan 2017 USD $985 Falls to Namibia - 10 days Map
Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days Kilimanjaro, Tanzania 28 Jan 2017 USD $4,875 Mt Kilimanjaro Climb - 8 days Map
Falls to Joburg - 12 days Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe 28 Jan 2017 USD $1,255 Falls to Joburg - 12 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

Traverse Africa's iconic landscapes on board fully kitted overland trucks with a three-person crew and nights spent camping in national parks.

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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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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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Africa Lodge accommodated safaris

Explore Africa in small groups of up to 16 passengers spending the night in comfortable lodges and days out on thrilling game drives.

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM USD $4,035

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM USD $895

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM USD $2,975

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 $1,141

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

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Africa Safari Holidays

Classic itineraries across Africa with flexible departure dates and a choice of accommodation standard for you and your travelling party.

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Victoria Falls Experience

3 days | FROM USD $555

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM USD $595

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM USD $495

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM USD $995

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

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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 4.68 out of 5 based on 51 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

Marika was AWESOME! She was attentive to all of the people on the trip -- even with different start dates and end dates. Marika did an excellent job checking in with people each night about the next day's plans, and was completely transparent about what was coming next.”  

Emily Cornet • Submitted 1 Jan 2017

Incredible tour, great group of people, fantastic experiences and opportunities offered. Gorillas were incredible, saw Lions, Cheetahs, Leopard & more at the Masai Mara. Visiting Rwanda was an unexpected opportunity and one that you can't easily forget. Mwangi, Jared & Nick were a fantastic team - I don't think we could have had better. Exceeded my expectations!”  

Emma Sprong • Submitted 19 Dec 2016

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
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 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.

Best Time to Visit

An overview of the wet and dry seasons in Africa

Flamingos wading in the waters of Lake Nakuru in Kenya

Multi-country tours

Available touring combinations in Africa for overland safaris

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for Africa and info on getting your visa

Safari Wildlife Guide

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

Herd of Elephants | African Safaris | Africa

Spotting Africa's Big 5

Our guide to the best places to see the BIG 5

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

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

Friendly locals | African Safaris | Africa

The TCD Trust

The Tourist Community Development Trust

Cheetah sitting on a rock in the Serengeti | Tanzania

Africa Video Lounge

Our favourite travel videos filmed in Africa

Lioness on safari | Tanzania | Africa

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.

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