The Kalahari covers the most of Botswana but the country bursts into life around the Okavango Delta and Chobe River. Watch elephants at play in the water!
Ghana is one of the most popular gap year destinations in Africa, and little wonder. Along with a varied landscape, it’s a settled country with a stable democracy.
Kenya is perhaps the best known of Africa’s destinations, but that’s because so much of the continent’s magic can be found here, making it perfect for gap year travel.
Little, lovely and landlocked, Malawi is often overlooked by African thrill-seekers, but it has lots to attract the gap year traveller.
Want to be a gap year trend-setter? Then Mozambique is the place for you. It’s one of Africa’s best-kept secrets, an undiscovered gem.
There are sights here you’ll find nowhere else on earth. If you’re looking for a walk on the wild side, Namibia’s the gap year destination for you.
Diverse, exhilarating, spectacular, varied – South Africa is a gap year destination electric with possibility.
Totally landlocked, Swaziland is often unfairly overlooked as a gap year destination. But those who visit find a country with a gentle, traditional atmosphere.
If African wildlife is top of your gap year wish list, then Tanzania probably should be too - it's home to one of the largest wildlife populations in the world!
Uganda, where the rolling savannah meets steamy jungle. It's like Africa concentrated into one gap year.
If you’re looking for a challenge for your gap year, this is very much Africa in the raw.
Tanzania's neighbouring tropical island, Zanzibar, may be small but it makes an excellently chilled gap year destination. It’s a serious paradise.
Zimbabwe is a great destination for gap year travel, with wildlife to rival most of Africa and a genuine wonder of the world in the magnificent Victoria Falls.
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Gap year Africa
Spend some of your gap year in Africa. Incredibly popular and little wonder – amazingly diverse wildlife, some of the most unspoilt wilderness you’ll ever see and beautiful landscapes of every description.
Adventure travel Africa
Perfect Africa adventure travel. Enjoy desert quadbiking, parachuting, camel safaris, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping. Explore dramatic landscapes, tropical forest, miles of gorgeous beaches and clear warm blue water. Dive in!
Student travel Africa
Africa is a great place for student travel. From the unspoilt beaches of Mozambique to the cosmopolitan cities of South Africa? Whatever you want to spend, we’ve got a trip that’s perfect for your student budget.
Volunteer work Africa
Spending some of your gap year in Africa volunteering is a great way to do something rather than just talking about it. Make a contribution, see real results – feel good about yourself.
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