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.

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.

Top Africa Travel Deals and Upcoming Tours

Trip NameStartsDepartingFrom GBPDealMap
Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Mar 2018 £808 was £1,615 2-for-1 Big Five Safari Explorer - 36 days Map
Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Mar 2018 £378 was £755 2-for-1 Gorilla and Game Trek - 15 days Map
Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Mar 2018 £648 was £1,295 2-for-1 Gorilla Trek and Tanzania - 25 days Map
Great African Expedition - 57 days Nairobi, Kenya 03 Mar 2018 £1,168 was £2,335 2-for-1 Great African Expedition - 57 days Map
Namibia to Cape - 14 days Windhoek, Namibia 04 Mar 2018 £268 was £535 2-for-1 Namibia to Cape - 14 days Map
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Africa Overland Safari Tours

Falls to Namibia

10 days | FROM £425

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

Namibia to Falls

10 days | FROM £425

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

Best of Kenya & Tanzania

11 days | FROM £1,075

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

Zebras & Zanzibar

11 days | FROM £655

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

Cape to Namibia

14 days | FROM £535

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

Namibia to Cape

14 days | FROM £535

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

Falls to Joburg

12 days | FROM £535

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

Jo'burg to Falls

12 Days | FROM £535

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

Gorilla and Game Trek

15 days | FROM £755

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

Mozambique Adventure

14 Days | FROM £895

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

East Africa Encompassed

16 days | FROM £1,395

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

Zimbabwe to Zanzibar

16 days | FROM £755

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

Zanzibar to Zimbabwe

16 days | FROM £755

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

Cape to Falls

22 days | FROM £755

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

Falls to Cape

22 days | FROM £755

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

Wildlife Express

22 days | FROM £965

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

Wildlife Express Northbound

22 days | FROM £965

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

Gorilla Trek and Tanzania

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound

25 days | FROM £1,295

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

Wildlife, Falls and Beaches

27 days | FROM £1,795

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

Kenya to Kruger

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

Kruger to Kenya

33 days | FROM £1,295

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

Big Five Safari Explorer

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

Big Five Explorer Safari Northbound

36 days | FROM £1,615

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

An African Adventure

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

An African Adventure Southbound

37 days | FROM £1,395

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

Kenya to Cape

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

Cape to Kenya

43 days | FROM £1,615

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

The Big Overlander

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

The Big Overlander Northbound

47 days | FROM £2,055

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

Great African Expedition

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

Great African Expedition North

57 days | FROM £2,335

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

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

8 days | FROM £2,895

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 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

Kenya & Tanzania Trails

13 days | FROM £4,325

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

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Gorilla Express

4 days | FROM £3,455

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

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Kruger Walking Safari

4 days | FROM £995

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

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Elephant Lodge Safari

7 days | FROM £2,295

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

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Wonders of the Garden Route

7 days | FROM £995

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

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Kenya Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM £1,635

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Breakaway

7 days | FROM £2,355

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

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Tanzania Wildlife Week

7 days | FROM £2,685

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

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Botswana Lodge Explorer

10 days | FROM £2,455

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

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1000 Views of Madagascar

12 days | FROM £1,595

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

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Botswana Untouched

13 days | FROM £3,135

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

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Delta & Desert Discovery

17 days | FROM £3,595

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

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World in One Country

20 days | FROM £2,575

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

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Cape, Namibia & Falls

24 Days | FROM £3,785

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

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Falls, Namibia & Cape

24 Days | FROM £3,785

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 £435

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

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Kruger Wildlife Experience

4 days | FROM £625

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

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Cape Town Experience

4 days | FROM £445

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

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Simply Zanzibar

5 days | FROM £645

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 £535

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

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Kenya Up Close

8 days | FROM £2,855

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

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Wild About Tanzania

10 days | FROM £6,595

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

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Namibia Self Drive

12 days | FROM £1,835

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

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The Best of East Africa

12 days | FROM £6,225

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

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Tanzania Safari & Beach

14 days | FROM £5,025

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 87 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

An amazing journey though Africa over 57 days. Great sights and experiences, On The Go Tours have put together a fantastic trip. You’ll see the best Africa has to offer and have a chance at one in a lifetime experiences. The different crew members over these legs made the trip even more memorable in particular our last leader Onary. Our cooks kept us well fed including some delicous local dishes. If you have the time do this trip. ”  

Nathan Burgess • Submitted 17 Feb 2018

We had a great tour, it was amazing to see all the animals and to camp out under the stars. I would have preferred a group introduction on day 1. We were given the introductory talk, and then advised we would be meeting up 2 days later. We truly enjoyed our time on tour, and would definitely do it again.”  

Loretta Lyons • Submitted 15 Feb 2018

My Cape, Namibia and Falls adventure couldn't have been better. I had the most incredible time and it was the perfect itinerary, covering all the highlights of the countries we visited. There was plenty of wildlife spotting opportunities with lots of game drives but there was also enough downtime for us to relax and enjoy the lodges we were staying at.

And speaking of the accommodation, I was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. For me, the standout was the Guma Lagoon Camp in the Okavango Delta - it was truly magical with a rustic permanent tent right on the water's edge yet with all the essential conveniences. I could have happily spent a week here alone!

As a solo traveller, I did wonder whether a lodge safari would be less sociable than an overland camping safari but I had nothing to worry about - everyone in the group was really friendly and as lunches are prepared at picnic spots, there's plenty of opportunity to practise camaraderie and bond over sandwiches.

Our guide Joe was brilliant. He was a one-man band serving as our driver, guide and cook and did all three jobs with complete skill and care. He made sure we were well-looked after from start to finish. We were all amazed at his wildlife spotting skills, especially when he spotted a snake on the side of the road while driving! It was a pleasure chatting with him about Africa and his experience on the road and he really made the trip for all of us on the trip.

This really was the trip of a lifetime and I can't recommend it enough. ”  

Hollie Youlden • Submitted 15 Feb 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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