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travel in africa
a continent of riotous colour & cultural depth

If you have chosen to spend your gap year in Africa, or even if you just want to volunteer in Africa, you’ve come to the right place! The birthplace of all mankind, Africa is bewitching continent of intense beauty, epic landscapes and fascinating tribes. Charismatic wildlife roam vast valley plains and white sand beaches fringe tropical turquoise waters. Tribal communities practice ancient customs little changed since the dawn of time. Africa lies at the root of humanity and still has the ability to return life to its often beautiful basics. Nothing can prepare you for this inspiring destination, with its welcoming peoples and impressive wildlife. We offer you the chance to catch a glimpse of this boundless continent, with projects ranging from adventure travel in Africa to wildlife conservation in Tanzania, from marine conservation in Madagascar to sports coaching in Africa.

Let the spirit of Africa bewitch you on your gap year or career break. Immerse yourself in the welcoming and magical culture, become a part of the local community on a teaching project in Africa. Volunteering is a unique way to spend your time abroad, and where better to travel than Africa? You can choose from getting paid work in Africa to doing marine conservation in Africa, where you can learn to scuba dive, or simply get stuck in with community development in Africa. You cannot fully appreciate the splendour and vibrancy of this continent until you immerse yourself in its daily life – try our journalism projects in Africa, or medical volunteering in Africa, and there is even the opportunity for missionary work in Africa.

This is travel in Africa with a difference, and something you will never forget!

Take a look at our Africa projects for your perfect life enhancing experience:

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Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Tanzania Marine Conservation and Diving

Crystal clear waters host a wealth of marine habitats and wildlife, making this a perfect location to learn to scuba dive and explore this pristine and magical underwater world.

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"Surveys were explained clearly to me and as many times as I needed. When we did our first survey..."

prices from €345

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZM

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Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Madagascar Marine Conservation & Diving

Dive in some of the least explored marine sites in the world, helping further the research and protection of these pristine ecosystems and work towards a sustainable environment in Madagascar.

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"I joined the Madagascar marine project back in october 2011, I signed up for a 10week vo..."

prices from €345

Region: Africa

Activity: Marine

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGM

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Madagascar Teaching

Madagascar Teaching

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on earth. Provide vital, basic skills and environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.

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"I took part in the Frontier Madagascar Community Teaching Program for 6 weeks, and Fores..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 4 weeks +

Project Code: MGT

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Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

An unforgettable teaching experience, a breathtaking trek through the prolific forests teeming with flora and fauna and scuba diving in one of the best diving spots in the world!

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"I would say the best thing about working with Frontier is that they give you a push forward in li..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: TEFL

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGA

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Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Madagascar Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Discover, monitor and assess the huge variety of Madagascar's exotic and rare species as you trek through remote regions of this hugely exciting island with Frontier-Madagascar.

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"I spent four weeks on the Frontier Madagascar Forest Program and had one of the best times of my..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Wildlife

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGF

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Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Tanzania Wildlife Conservation Adventure

Survey and monitor threatened species in this rich mosaic of untouched habitat on Mafia Island, and educate the local communities on environmentally friendly activities.

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"Since arriving on Mafia Island in September last year, my time has gone so fast and I'm not r..."

prices from €245

Region: Africa

Activity: Study

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZF

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Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Tanzania Whale Sharks & Turtles

Assist in work contributing to the conservation of the majestic whale shark and beautiful turtle in these crystal clear waters around Mafia island.

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"First time doing marine survey down the water with a great team has taught me a lot. I enjoyed di..."

prices from €1045

Region: Africa

Activity: 1stTime

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: TZW

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Madagascar Teaching Aid - 1 week

Madagascar Teaching Aid - 1 week

Teach in a local school in one of the most extraordinary destinations on Earth. Provide vital basic skills, environmental education and get involved with a variety of activities.

prices from €645

Region: Africa

Activity: Children

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGC

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Madagascar Sports Coaching

Madagascar Sports Coaching

Inject enthusiasm and creativity into the children's lives and become more than just a sports coach as you work in one of the most extraordinary destinations on Earth.

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"I’ve been doing the sports coaching project in Madagascar at our partnership school called..."

prices from €645

Region: Africa

Activity: Sports

Duration: 1 week +

Project Code: MGS

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Madagascar Healthcare

Madagascar Healthcare

As a Madagascar healthcare volunteer you will work to promote a positive lasting change in the health and lives of the people of Madagascar in this dazzling and compelling destination.

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"Overall, had a great time working at the special needs school. It was a great chance to help the..."

prices from €645

Region: Africa

Activity: Medical

Duration: 1 weeks +

Project Code: MGR

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