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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World in One Country - 20 days Johannesburg, South Africa 26 Jun 2019 £2,895 World in One Country - 20 days Map
Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 26 Jun 2019 £1,295 Gorilla Trek & Tanzania Northbound - 25 days Map
Mozambique Adventure - 14 Days Johannesburg, South Africa 27 Jun 2019 £895 Mozambique Adventure - 14 Days Map
An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 28 Jun 2019 £1,395 An African Adventure Southbound - 37 days Map
Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 28 Jun 2019 £755 Zanzibar to Zimbabwe - 16 days Map

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Mt Kilimanjaro Climb

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
8 days | FROM £2,695

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

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Falls to Namibia

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
10 days | FROM £425

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 £425

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

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Best of Kenya & Tanzania

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM £1,075

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

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Zebras & Zanzibar

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
11 days | FROM £655

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 £535

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 £755

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 £535

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 £535

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 £535

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 £1,395

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 £895

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 £755

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 £755

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 £755

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 £755

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 £965

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 £965

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 £1,295

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 £1,295

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 £1,795

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 £1,295

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 £1,295

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 £1,615

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 £1,615

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 £1,395

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 £1,395

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 £1,615

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 £1,615

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 £2,055

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 £2,055

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

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Great African Expedition

Trip Type : Overland Camping Safaris
57 days | FROM £2,335

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 £2,335

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

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Falls, Botswana and Kruger

Trip Type : Overland Accommodated Safaris
12 days | FROM £1,845

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 £1,845

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

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Namibia, Botswana and Falls

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
15 days | FROM £3,395

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 £3,395

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

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Gorilla Express

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
4 days | FROM £3,245

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 £2,295

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 £1,345

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 £1,695

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 £2,495

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 £2,595

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 £1,595

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

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Botswana Untouched

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £3,395

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

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Kenya & Tanzania Trails

Trip Type : Lodge Accommodated Safaris
13 days | FROM £4,095

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 £2,895

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 £4,395

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 £4,395

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

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Victoria Falls Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
3 days | FROM £395

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

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Cape Town Experience

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
4 days | FROM £495

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 £595

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

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Kenya Up Close

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
8 days | FROM £2,945

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

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Wild About Tanzania

Trip Type : Safari Holidays
10 days | FROM £4,595

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 £1,895

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 £6,245

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 4.68 out of 5 based on 97 recent reviews — See All Africa Reviews

We had a marvellous time with our guide, cook and driver. We formed a lasting bond. I found Chris to be very very knowledgeable and always on top of everything we needed to do during our tour. He helped us out even before being asked and was full of fun and joined in our games and music and stories and laughter.

This is my second trip with On the Go tours and both have been fabulous. ”  

Shauna Lorincz • Submitted 25 May 2019

McKenzie was great, he used his knowledge and group organisation skills well. He would then place us in the care of local guides for other smaller tours or activities at various locations which was good. ”  

Sean Shapcott • Submitted 22 May 2019

Just returned from a fabulous trip from Vic Falls to Johannesburg. Overall tour was great even putting up & down the tents everyday. Thank you to Thembe the tour guide, for making it a memorable trip to Africa and sharing your love of your country. Frans the driver was great making sure we all arrived safely to our destinations and sharing his love of Africa with us. Martins kitchen kept us fed daily and we had great food every day. Overall we had a great time. Thank you.”  

Kristine Dixon-Flint • Submitted 7 May 2019

Africa Video

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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