Africa Safari Tours and Safari Holidays

Adventure awaits in the land of the Big Five with our range of holidays. From lodge accommodated to overland-style trips, we bring you the very best of Africa.

The vast continent of Africa with its extensive deserts, lush rainforests, tribal cultures and dramatic mountain ranges is poles apart from our wet, little island of Britain so it's no wonder Africa continues to enthrall British travellers, united as we are by language, culture and a shared history.

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In East Africa you'll discover the famed migration of Tanzania and the jumping tribes of Kenya's Masai Mara. Head further south for the epic sand dunes of Namibia, the great delta system of Botswana, the spectacular parks of Zimbabwe and the stunning coastal drives of South Africa. 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.

As an experienced tour operator in East and Southern Africa, On The Go offer a wide range of African adventures from overland camping expeditions to small group, lodge accommodated safaris.

Upcoming Africa Safari Tours and Holidays

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Falls to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
10 days | FROM £445

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

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Namibia to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
10 days | FROM £445

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM £690

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

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Jo'burg to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 Days | FROM £560

Starting in Jo'burg and South Africa's world famous Kruger National...

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Gorilla and Game Trek

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
15 days | FROM £795

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

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Falls to Joburg

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
12 days | FROM £560

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

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Cape to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM £560

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

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Namibia to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 days | FROM £560

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

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East Africa Encompassed

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM £1,465

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

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Mozambique Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
14 Days | FROM £940

Kicking off in Johannesburg explore the wonders of Kruger National...

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Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM £795

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

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Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
16 days | FROM £795

From Dar es Salaam, enjoy sun, sea and sand on the tropical island of...

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Cape to Falls

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM £795

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

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Falls to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM £795

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

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Wildlife Express

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM £1,015

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

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Wildlife Express Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
22 days | FROM £1,015

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

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Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
25 days | FROM £1,360

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

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Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
25 days | FROM £1,360

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

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Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
27 days | FROM £1,885

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

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Kenya to Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM £1,360

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

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Kruger to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
33 days | FROM £1,360

Travel from Johannesburg to Nairobi, enjoy a real African adventure ...

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Big Five Safari Explorer

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
36 days | FROM £1,695

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

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Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
36 days | FROM £1,695

Starting at Victoria Falls, Africa's adrenaline capital and finishing...

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An African Adventure

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM £1,465

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

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An African Adventure Southbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
37 days | FROM £1,465

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

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Kenya to Cape

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM £1,695

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

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Cape to Kenya

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
43 days | FROM £1,695

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

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The Big Overlander

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM £2,160

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

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The Big Overlander Northbound

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
47 days | FROM £2,160

Discover seven different countries, travelling from South Africa...

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Great African Expedition

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM £2,450

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

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Great African Expedition North

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM £2,450

An epic 57 day expedition travelling through South Africa, Namibia,...

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
8 days | FROM £2,830

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM £1,130

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

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Cape Town to Windhoek

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £1,780

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Starting in the beautiful city of Cape...

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Windhoek to Cape Town

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £1,780

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: Travelling from the Namibia capital of...

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Windhoek, Okavango & Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
10 days | FROM £1,305

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the vibrant Namibian capital of...

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Falls, Okavango & Windhoek

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
10 days | FROM £1,305

ACCOMMODATED OVERLAND TOUR: From the thunderous Victoria Falls head to...

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM £1,410

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

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Kruger, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM £1,410

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

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Falls, Deltas and Dunes

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM £2,830

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

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Dunes, Deltas and Falls

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
22 days | FROM £2,830

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

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Botswana Untouched

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £3,670

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

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Namibia, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
15 days | FROM £3,565

Embark upon an amazing 2 week adventure in Southern Africa. From...

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Falls, Botswana and Namibia

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
15 days | FROM £3,565

Heading south from the majestic Victoria Falls venture through the...

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Gorilla Express

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
4 days | FROM £3,405

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM £2,355

Enjoy game drives in two of the world's finest national parks - Chobe...

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Wonders of the Garden Route

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
8 days | FROM £1,360

Discover the highlights of the southern coast of South Africa, known...

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Kenya Wildlife Week

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM £1,780

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
7 days | FROM £2,620

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

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
11 days | FROM £2,725

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM £2,145

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £4,300

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

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World in One Country

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
20 days | FROM £2,935

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM £4,615

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
24 Days | FROM £4,615

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM £1,305

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

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Victoria Falls Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
3 days | FROM £465

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

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Cape Town Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM £675

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

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Garden Route Self Drive

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
6 days | FROM £675

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

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Kenya Up Close

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
8 days | FROM £3,090

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

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Wild About Tanzania

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
10 days | FROM £4,825

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

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Namibia Self Drive

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
12 days | FROM £2,145

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

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The Best of East Africa

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
12 days | FROM £6,555

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

Our Africa Trip Types

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Overland Camping Safaris

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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.

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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!

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Overland Accommodated Safaris

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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.

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

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Lodge Accommodated Safaris

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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.

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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.

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Tailor-made Safaris

Plan Your Dream Holiday

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.

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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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Safari Holidays

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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.

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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.

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Explore the best of Eastern and Southern Africa

Africa tour reviews

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.69 out of 5 based on 97 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

We loved the tour, unfortunately were unaware of the amount of bus travel but that is to be expected, and have to say sleeping on mats was a little uncomfortable for our old bodies, but we managed and did upgrade once but still had the opportunity to upgrade at other camps. The camps were all good, although we did run out of hot water on occasion. Any discomforts could be expected as we were camping. I did realise on our return that we only had one opportunity to shop for souvenirs apart from the airport shops, a little more time would have been fabulous. The food was great and plentiful, the staff were fabulous and more than helpful with putting and taking off the clips to the tent, very hard to do.

The tour was great, we really had no idea or knowledge of what to expect but was amazing to see these magnificent wild animals roam where they chose, it was fabulous and would have no hesitation in recommending this tour or your company again. ”  

Kerre Millman • Submitted 2 Aug 2019

Our guide was superb, he was honest, considerate and full of excellent advice on travelling through the areas we were going. In the same way our cook, Peter was fantastic - every meal was exceptionally good and the team was completed by a fantastic driver Peterson, who made sure that we were always comfortable on the bus, despite the pot holes. We visited some fantastic places and the included game drives and activities were excellent - the local guides used were always top quality.

The long days driving through Tanzania were challenging, although we were expecting this but leaving one place in the dark and arriving in the dark at the next, travelling all day on two consecutive days was tedious. ”  

Lisa Cashmore • Submitted 30 Jul 2019

Fantastic tour that gives a real insight into the wildlife of Namibia. The game drives in Etosha were fabulous and we had great sights and sounds of hyenas feeding and elephants protecting a baby in their group. Our guide, John, worked incredibly hard liaising with the head office in order to allow 4 members of our group to stay in Etosha Park itself for a second night and take part in the night safari.

The tents and meals were of a good standard and the roll mats a lot more comfier than last time I did over landing 15 years ago. Remarkably, I recognised our driver on this trip as he was my tour leader on that overland trip such a long time ago. All the crew were great and good humoured and worked exceptionally hard.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable trip that I've already been recommending to my friends.”  

Alison Bagnall • Submitted 21 Jul 2019

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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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